5 Most Expensive NFTs Ever Sold
NFTs (Non-fungible tokens) are changing how we see art, and people are starting to notice this significant change. In the last year, The market value for NFTs has been skyrocketing. These tokens make it possible to create digital objects, and artists/celebrities have seized this opportunity presented by the technology.
Everydays: The First 5000 Days: $69.3 Million
This is the most expensive NFT ever sold and one of the most expensive artwork ever sold. The artwork was created by digital artist Mike "Beeple" Winkelmann, and it was sold at Christie's - the first that this auction house ever sold a purely digital artwork. The NFT represents a collage of 5,000 of Beeple's artworks, showing his development as an artist throughout his career. Vignesh "Metakovan" Sundaresan purchased it, and the second-highest bidder was Tron CEO and founder Justin Sun. They bid $60.2 million before getting sniped at the last second by Sundaresan.
CryptoPunk #7523: $11.8 Million
CryptoPunks make up a lot of the most expensive NFT sales. They are a randomly generated set of 10,000 unique digital characters, and some of them are the first examples of non-fungible tokens released on the Ethereum blockchain. This is one of the nine Alien Punks collections. These NFTs were created by Matt Hall and John Watkinson from American game studio Larva Labs. It was purchased by Shalom Meckenzie, DraftKings' largest shareholder. It was sold at Sotheby's "Natively Digital" auction.
CryptoPunk #7804: $7.56 Million
Dylan Field was behind the sale of the 3rd most expensive NFT in history. He is the CEO of design software company Figma. The NFT sold for 4,200 ETH in March 2021; at that time, it was worth $7.5 million. It is one of just nine "alien" crypto punks.
CryptoPunk #3100: $7.51 Million
As I said earlier, CryptoPunk NFTs are very popular. This NFT is also a part of the Alien Punk collection, and it was sold for 4,200 ETH ($7.51 million) in March 2021.
CROSSROAD: $6.66 Million
Beeple created the CROSSROAD NFT. It features anti-Trump messaging and big Donald Trump-like figures laying defeated with profanities on his body. It didn't always look like that; the artwork was designed to change based on the result of the 2020 election. If Trump won, it would have shown him wearing a crown and striding through flames. It was sold at Nifty Gateway the NFT was brokered between the original owner - twitter user Pablorfraile - and an anonymous buyer.