The industry emerged in 2017, but is now experiencing a real boom.
In the first half of 2021, the whole world is paying attention to NFT. The industry emerged in 2017, but is now experiencing a real boom. iphones.ru.
NFT (Non-Fungible Token) is a non-fungible token. It is an encrypted token, each token is unique and cannot be exchanged or replaced with another similar token. In short, NFT is a digital certificate of ownership of virtual objects. NFT will not prevent the copying of digital assets, it will only establish ownership. The role of digital objects can represent anything: pictures, songs, videos, gifs, memes, and almost all Internet cultural elements that can hardly be repeated, deleted, and destroyed. For example, Twitter founder Jack Dorsey sold his first tweet for $2.9 million. NFTs can be compared to exhibitions in a museum with one owner, but anyone can watch them. NFT only works in the same way on the Internet. Usually, NFT purchases are made through Ethereum, which is the second most popular cryptocurrency in the world after Bitcoin. The following is a list of the most expensive NFTs sold online.
The Hashmasks project was launched in January. It is a vivid digital art collection of 70 artists from all over the world. Together, they created 16,384 unique portraits, which were sold for $16 million. The most expensive hash mask is a portrait of a mysterious demon. It is sold at the exchange rate when it was sold at a price of 420 ETH or 650,000 USD. Like other hash masks, this image initially has no title. It can be invented by the owner of the painting to make his own creative contribution.
Electronic music composer Steve Aoki collaborated with 3D artist Anthony Tudisko to create a Hairy GIF that dances with Aoki’s music. This NFT was sold on the Gateway platform in February for $888,888.88, which not only provided it with additional value, but also made it a record transaction on the platform.
No one knows the author of this artwork. He uses the nickname Pak, but is usually referred to as Satoshi of Crypto Art on the Internet (quoting the anonymous Bitcoin creator who uses the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto). Metarift is a collection of spherical objects surrounded by infinity symbols.
7. Forever rose-$1 million
Kevin Ebosch is famous for his conceptual artwork. Even before the digital art boom, he managed to secure several profitable deals and even sold a photo of a potato for one million euros. On Valentine’s Day 2018, Ebosh sold one of his pictures for a million dollars. At the time, snapshots were the most expensive NFT in the world.
6. CryptoPunk 41.56-1.25 million USD
CryptoPunk is 10,000 unique pictures of the same name, created in June 2017 by the designers Matt Hall and John Watkinson of the game studio Larva Labs. These are the first NFTs on Ethereum. CryptoPunk 4156 is one of 24 CryptoPunk monkeys. This character wears a blue headscarf, which makes him stand out among other paintings. The image was sold on February 18, 2021 at the exchange rate when it was sold for 4,156 ETH or $1.25 million.
5. CryptoPunk $69.65-1.6 million
Another CryptoPunk is priced at $1.6 million. Like other images, this image also has its own characteristics. No. 6965 is one of the three zombie CryptoPunks, making it the rarest specimen.
4. Crossroads-$6.6 million
Crossroads is a response to the 2020 US presidential election. Interestingly, the artist created two versions: one version is the victory of Donald Trump, and the second version is the defeated version. The creator of this painting is graphic designer Mike Winkelmann (Beep), now one of the three highest paid artists in the world.
3. CryptoPunk 78.04-7.57 million USD
Dylan Field, founder and CEO of Figma, sold his crypto bank for 4,200 ETH or $7.58 million at the time of the sale. Field purchased his copy in 2018, reference number 78 04 04, and successfully sold it in 2021.
2. CryptoPunk USD 31-758 million
The rarity of this instance is that it is one of nine CryptoPunk aliens. His complexion is blue-green, similar to SpongeBob SquarePants’ Squidward. CryptoPunk 3100 has become the most expensive cryptocurrency bank ever. The price difference with CryptoPunk 7804 is only 10,000 US dollars, under the background of 7.5 million US dollars, the difference is not much.
1. Every day-the first 5000 days-69,3 млндолларов
The painting entitled “Everydays-The First 5000 Days” (daily: the first 5000 days) was sold at Christie’s auction house on March 11 for a record $69.3 million. It is a huge digital collage, which is created by publishing one image per day for 13.5 years.
In addition, it is also the first batch of NFT sold in a large auction organized by a famous auction house.
There is also an interesting fact: the starting price of this lot is $100.
Bonus: Nyan Cat-$590k
In February 2021, the iconic Nyan Cat GIF was born 10 years old. To commemorate the event, creator Chris Torres decided to sell Nyan Cat on the Foundation platform. The GIF was sold for $590,000, making Nyan Cat the most expensive crypto kit in the world.