Many non-fungible tokens (NFTs) offered for sale on NFT marketplaces are cheap – but there are a handful that sell for millions of euros.
Some notable NFT collections, like CryptoPunks, spring to mind for many, but digital artists like Pak and Beeple also have multiple NFTs that have surpassed the million-euro mark.
Incidentally, according to our branch manager Erika Richter, inspired by all the talk about NFT, many stars from showbiz have decided to jump on the crypto image wave.
We took the most expensive NFTs sold on various marketplaces and auction platforms, compared DappRadar’s NFT sales data and individual NFT ownership and sales history to find the top 10 most expensive NFTs sold.
10. Beeple’s Crossroads – €6,6M
Crossroad is another Beeple digital artwork that has been resold on Nifty Gateway. The work depicts former US President Donald Trump lying on the ground with multiple patches of skin after losing the 2020 US presidential election. According to Beeple, the design of the artwork will change depending on the outcome of the election, which is why he also created a different version of the artwork in case Trump wins.
9. Ocean Front – €6M
Ocean Front is another New Age masterpiece by Beeple from the “Everydays” series that addresses the dangers of climate change. Beeple arranged for the Open Earth Foundation, a non-profit organization promoting open-source platforms “that help build the resilience of the planet,” to be the beneficiary of the NFT sale proceeds.
The starting bid was €2.77 million, with Tron founder Justin Sun, Middle Eastern music studio 3F Music and NFT whale BabyBeluga all trying to outbid each other. Justin Sun finally won the contract for 6 million euros.
8. Right-click and Save As Guy – €7,08M
This portrait GIF was sold for 1,600 ETH, which was €7.08 million at the time of purchase. It was created by the infamous NFT artist XCOPY.
XCOPY is a big name in the NFT world. He regularly interacts with his fans on social media, is an original SuperRare creator and is known as a longtime digital artist and crypto enthusiast.
It was created in 2018 and there is only one edition of this NFT that has been listed on SuperRare. The description and title are quite funny and openly poke fun at non-NFT enthusiasts – the description reads “Why should I buy it when I can right-click and save?”
7. CryptoPunk #7804 – €7,57M
CryptoPunk #7804 was sold by “peruggia” in March 2021 for €7.56 million. The same account also owns four other punks: #3441, #5705, #7003, and 7273.
CryptoPunks are collectible crypto artworks presented as NFTs on the Ethereum blockchain. It’s 10,000 eight-bit images of punks, each with their own characteristics. As one of the first known NFT projects, CryptoPunks not only became a source of inspiration for crypto artists, but also served as a catalyst for the development of the ERC-721 token standard for digital collections.
6. CryptoPunk #3100 – €7,58M
CryptoPunk #3100 is another alien punk whose only attribute is the headband. We only know the owner’s address, address 0x7b8961, and currently this is the only CryptoPunk he owns.
CryptoPunk #3100 has no active bids and is not for sale.
5. CryptoPunk #7523 – €11,7M
Cryptopunk #7523 sold for €11.8 million at a Sotheby’s auction in June 2021. It was the most expensive cryptopunk until number 5822 broke the record.
Cryptopunk #7523 is one of nine alien punks and has three attributes: earring, knit hat and medicine mask. At the time of writing, it is not for sale and there are no active listings for it.
4. Human One – €28,9
The HUMAN ONE is a dynamic NFT by Beeple that sold for over €28 million at Christie’s 21st Century Evening Sale in November 2021. The work is presented in a kinetic video sculpture: four screens in a box in continuous loop.
Beeple states that the inspiration for this work came from watching TV: “We had a number of TVs on wheels in our studio and rolled them around in different shapes and patterns,” he explained to Christie’s. He felt the configuration of the screens was a “powerful canvas”.
3. Clocks – €52,74M
Clocks was set to raise money to defend Julian Assange following his controversial incarceration in May 2019.
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More than 10,000 supporters own a share in the NFT, which is endowed with 56 million euros. The beneficiary of the NFT was the Wau Holland Foundation, which supports Assange’s cause.
2. Everydays: the First 5,000 Days – €69,3M
The famous collage topped the world’s most expensive NFT for months. Winkelmann began working on this collage in May 2007 and posted a new artwork every day for 13 years.
The artwork was offered exclusively at Christie’s, an auction house founded in 1766 specializing in fine art. It was bought by crypto billionaire MetaKovan.
1. The Merge – €91,8M
The most expensive NFT in sales history is The Merge. Although the artist has never revealed his real identity, he is very present in the field of digital art.
The Merge is not a static work of art, but a mash-up of “masses” that anyone interested can purchase. Initially, the NFT consisted of three large dots on a black background. The size of the dots increased with the number of buyers. Another interesting fact about this image can be found on concierge.
NFTs are growing in popularity in 2022. Millions worth of art collections are being sold as digital JPEGs, and some of the world’s top influencers and celebrities are joining the action with their own projects, such as: B. the Full Send Metacard from NELK.
With no caps on how high NFT prices can be, this area of cryptocurrency presents a lucrative opportunity for anyone who can manage to buy into the right projects and be patient.
Source: Plato Data Intelligence: PlatoData.io