In the world of crypto, there are a number of different tokens and assets that hold value. Among these are non-fungible tokens, or NFTs. These unique tokens can be used in games and other online platforms, and they often have a high value due to their limited supply.
In this blog post, we’ll take a look at some of the most expensive NFTs currently in circulation. Keep in mind that the values below may change over time, so make sure to stay up to date on the latest prices! If you want to read more on crypto and ways how you can make money out of it we suggest checking out Cypherpunk Holdings.
1. The Merge — $91.8 million
Pak’s masterpiece, “The Merge”, became the most expensive NFT ever in December of 2021 when it was sold for over $90 million. The NFT was auctioned off to a group of almost 30,000 bidders for the sum of $91.8 million, making it by far the most valuable non-fungible token ever created.
2. Everydays: the First 5000 Days – $69.3 million
Created by Mike Winkelmann a.k.a. Beeple, “Everydays: the First 5000 Days” is the most expensive NFT sold to a single person. It was bought by Vignesh Sundaresan, a programmer from Singapore. He purchased a collage of 5000 images for almost $70 million, and symbolically, paid for it in crypto. Beeple is a world-famous digital artist, while Sundaresan is a huge crypto investor and the founder of the Metapurse NFT project.
3. HUMAN ONE – $28.98 million
The third piece of art on this list was also made by Beeple, and it was sold just 8 months after “Everydays: the First 5000 Days”, in November 2021. The piece is a kinetic sculpture that tells the story about “the first human born in the Metaverse”, and the artist himself claims that HUMAN ONE and “Everydays” share common motifs of journey and evolution.
4. CryptoPunk #7523 – $11.75 million
CryptoPunk is an interesting asset due to its rarity and the community that has gathered around it. There are only 10,000 CryptoPunks in existence, and each one is unique. This has led to a passionate community of collectors who are always on the lookout for new, rare CryptoPunks.
CryptoPunks were started by Larva Labs studio in 2017. There are only 10000 CryptoPunks created and #7523 was the third rarest, so it wouldn’t be a surprise if this one gets overtaken by another CryptoPunk NFT very soon. Especially given that CryptoPunks are all listed on the Decentraland marketplace, where there are auctions every now and then. And as you’ll soon see, this is not the only CryptoPunk character on the list.
5. CryptoPunk #3100 – $7.67 million
The second CryptoPunk on the list is #3100. It was sold to an anonymous buyer for $7.67 million in March 2021. #3100 has a blue and white headband and is the seventh rarest CryptoPunk. And although a headband is not such a distinctive characteristic as 400 CryptoPunks also wear them, but on the other hand, #3100 is one of only 9 alien punks.
6. CryptoPunk #7804 – 7.6 million
Surprise, surprise. The sixth place on this list goes again to CryptoPunks. Number 7804 was another alien punk, with a cap and a pipe. It was sold in March 2021 and was the most expensive CryptoPunk at the time. Since then, two of his “colleagues” have already surpassed this price tag and there are surely more to come.
7. Right-Click and Save As Guy — 7.09M
Right-Click and Save As Guy was sold in December 2021. The NFT was created by a London-based artist Xcopy. The artwork has an ingenious and symbolic name, conceived to make fun of all those who still think NFTs aren’t worth anything because they can just be saved by another person with a simple right-click. Well, this “easily downloadable” digital work of art was sold for just over $7 million. To Snoop Dogg. It seems like the experiment worked!
8. Ringers #109: US$6.9 million
There are 99,000 different collectibles from the Art Block project, and Ringers #109 is one of the rarest. The project is built around algorithmically-generated series of loops and pegs, and all 99,000 NFTs are completely unique. Among other features, #109 has the rare red peg and was sold in October 2021 for $6.9 million, which makes it the most expensive Art Block NFT ever.
9. Crossroad – $6.6 million
So out of the 9 most valuable NFTS, three are CryptoPunks and three are created by Beeple. “Crossroad” is another work of art by a famous American digital artist and was sold in February 2021, just a month before “Everydays”. In general, all 3 most expensive NFTs developed by Beeple were sold in 2021. So in just one year, Winkelmann has generated more than $100 million by selling his three most famous works!
As the world of virtual assets continues to grow and evolve, we’re seeing a huge and abrupt rise in NFT value. The market for these digital collectibles is still relatively new, so there’s no telling what might happen with its future price points.
This list should give you all the motivation you need to start considering where your company will stand when it comes time for these new technologies to take off. Are you ready to join the revolution?