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CryptoPunks: Overview NFT Collection and Its Recent Acquisition by Yuga Labs
CryptoPunks, created by Larva Labs, is a collection of 10,000 unique collectible characters with proof of ownership stored on the Ethereum Blockchain. These NFTs are considered one of the earliest examples of their kind and inspired the creation of the ERC-721 standard that powers most digital art and collectibles.
Since their inception, CryptoPunks has received significant press attention and have been featured in various art exhibitions, including Art|Basel and Christie’s of London. They have also been covered by major media outlets such as Mashable, CNBC, The Financial Times, Bloomberg, MarketWatch, The Paris Review, Salon, The Outline, BreakerMag, The PBS NewsHour, and The New York Times.
What Are CryptoPunks?
Each of the 10,000 CryptoPunks is uniquely generated and cannot be replicated. They can be officially owned by a single person on the Ethereum blockchain, and their ownership can be verified through the use of a marketplace embedded in the blockchain. Initially, CryptoPunks could be claimed for free by anyone with an Ethereum wallet, but all 10,000 were quickly claimed. Now, they must be purchased from someone through the marketplace.
Via this market, users can buy, bid on, and offer CryptoPunks for sale. Punks with a blue background are not for sale and have no current bids, while those with a red background are available for sale by their owner. Punks with a purple background have an active bid on them.
CryptoPunks Market Statistics:
- Current Lowest Price Punk Available: 66.88 ETH (USD 84,495.52)
- Number of Sales (Last 12 Months): 3,358
- Total Value of All Sales (Lifetime): 953.01KΞ ($2.48B)
- Value of Sales (24 Hours): 585.65Ξ ($739.62K)
- Value of Sales (Week): 4.93KΞ ($6.13M)
- Value of Sales (4 Weeks): 14.35KΞ ($17.61M)
January 8, 2023.
In recent news, Yuga Labs announced the acquisition of CryptoPunks and Meebits, another collection of NFTs created by LarvaLabs. The acquisition includes the transfer of commercial rights to the community, allowing them to monetize their ownership of these digital art pieces. To stay updated on bids, offers, and sales in real-time and learn more about how to acquire your Punk, visit Opensea the leading marketplace.
Overall, CryptoPunks have made a significant impact in the world of NFTs and digital art. Their unique designs, verified ownership, and growing market value have cemented their place as one of the most iconic collections in the space. With the recent acquisition by Yuga Labs and the transfer of commercial rights to the community, it will be interesting to see how the collection continues to evolve and be utilized in the future.