Move over Bitcoin and blockchain – it’s time for NFTs to shine. That’s what it seems like if you’ve been following the chatter and interest around non-fungible tokens. We’ve already told you everything you need to know about NFTs as well as new NFT marketplaces that are emerging every day. However, more than the interest around the marketplaces, it’s important to understand what consumers / owners of these digital assets are saying. That’s why, today we’re taking a look at the most expensive NFT acquisitions of all time.
Everydays: the First 5000 Days – $69.3million
Mike Winkelmann, known as Beeple, recently auctioned his artwork titled “Everydays: the first 5000 Days” via Christie’s. As the title suggests, Beeple drew every day from 2007 drawing reference from pop culture, including Jeff Bezos and Donald Trump. All these images have been arranged chronologically in this artwork. The auction was won by a Singapore-based anonymous person named Metakovan, who’s also the owner of an NFT fund named Metapurse. He also has a digital museum that has almost $120million worth of tokenized art. He paid 42,329.453 Ether for the artwork. The deal also makes this the third most valuable artwork ever sold by a living artist.
CryptoPunk 3100 – $7.58million
CryptoPunks has been a pioneer in the NFT space, having started in 2017. Based on the Ethereum blockchain, they were developed by Larva Labs. CryptoPunks are algorithmically-generated 24 x 24 pixel art images. Each of them are unique from the other and there are only 10,000 collectible characters, so it’s but natural that some of them will have a high value. That’s why it isn’t surprising to see CryptoPunk 3100, one of the 9 Alien punks, attracting a bid worth $7.58million. What’s even more interesting is that the previous owner of the CryptoPunk had paid $2,217 only in Ether.
CryptoPunk 7804 – $7.57million
Just because CryptoPunks has been in the space for so long, we’ll find a lot of NFTs in this list that are a CryptoPunk. Just like the previous one, CryptoPunk 7804 is among the 9 Alien punks, and was sold just last week for $7.57million.
Jack Dorsey’s tweet – $2.5million (bid still ongoing)
Jack Dorsey – co-founder and current CEO of Twitter – recently put his first tweet as an auction. While it’s still going on (till March 21st), it has already attracted some notable bids. Currently, the highest bid is worth $2.5million by Sina Estavi, the CEO of Bridge Oracle. Interestingly, Dorsey has also mentioned that as soon as the auction is done, he’ll convert the Ethereum into Bitcoin and send it to Give Directly Africa Response as a donation.
CryptoPunk 6965 – $1.54million
Yet another CryptoPunk finds a place in this roundup. CryptoPunk 6965 is among the 24 Ape punks and was sold for 800 Ethers (i.e. $1.54million) last month. Worth noting that quite a few offers have been made for this one even though the owner hasn’t put it for sale. The last bid is worth $3.9million which is more than double the current price.
One thing that you’d have noticed is that the price of the NFTs is clearly in the eyes of the owner, because many people might consider them worthless. However, the kind of attention around this space clearly means that we’ll be seeing more expensive NFTs in the time to come. And we’ll be sure to update this article accordingly, so do keep it bookmarked.