The phase of 2014-18 saw a major shift in people’s interest in the capabilities of blockchain technology. People became amazed by the level of security, distributability, and financial prospects the technology had to offer. One of the technology’s byproducts, NFTs (Non-fungible tokens), gained unparalleled popularity due to their revenue generation prowess. Thanks to NFTs- artists, celebrities, and enterprises have now gained aggravated access to a surfeit of possibilities. Experts predict that by 2025, the worldwide NFT market cap will tip to $80 billion in net sales volume.
Some of these NFTs have already topped the charts and are priced at millions of dollars. In today’s blog, let’s have a look at the top 5 most expensive NFTs that were ever sold to date.
Top 5 Most expensive NFTs ever Sold!
CryptoPunk #7523 ($11.7 Million)
If you are into NFTs, you must have heard about the infamous NFT-mojis CryptoPunks. Thanks to the raving NFT frenzy, these digital avatars sell for more than $7 to $12 million each.
CryptoPunk $7523 was acquired for $11.7 million by DraftKings shareholder Shalom Meckenzie. Belonging to the Alien series, it has somewhat different inclusions than its #7804 and #3100 siblings. This NFT is dressed in a red beanie, gold earrings, and a face mask. When coupled with the limited-edition Alien skin, CryptoPunk #7523 is one of the most emblematic and costly digital creations that presently exist.
Human One ($28.9 Million)
The Human One is a work of passion and dedication by the infamous NFT artist Beeple. While its not the artist’s most costly creation, it is certainly the most distinctive. Unlike other NFTs, which are entirely digital, Human One is a hybrid composition that integrates physical elements with the digitals. It is a human-sized sculpture constructed of refined metal, mahogany, and four digital displays overall with a pixel resolution of 16K.
The best part? Those screens exhibit a simulated avatar that continuously changes over time. Beeple also stated that he will update the avatar on a regular basis to keep the NFT enticing for its owners. Have $29 million that you wanna spend on a cool NFT? Get yourself Human One today!
Clock ($52.74 Million)
Popular digital artist Pak and Julian Assange released Clock in February 2022 to help pay the notorious Wikileaks founder’s litigation bills. Assange for several years has been detained in the United Kingdom cause of his predicament. His guilt, flaring heated (but needed) concerns among people regarding online and offline privacy/censorship.
Clock depicts a simple counter that shows how many days Assange has been put in prison. It caused ripples among crypto enthusiasts, many of whom fervently embraced its exorbitant price, exceeding the mark of fifty million dollars.
The First 5000 Days ($69 Million)
We bet you were waiting to hear about this one.
British auction house Christie’s sold an expansive collection of Beeple’s artworks for an unparalleled amount of 69 million at its first-ever digital art auction. Beeple has been creating paintings every day since May 2007, with no days off.
These “Everydays” art pieces differ in aspects of aesthetic, substance, and theme, and take from satirical and dystopian situations. According to Artnet, Beeple is the “third most expensive living artist” in terms of auction values, following the trails of Jeff Koons and David Hockney.
The Merge ($91.8 Million)
The Merge is the culmination of renowned digital artist Pak and is the most costly NFT ever sold. Pak a well-known name in the NFT world has made several infamous NFTs. The artist’s true identity is still unknown, but such has certainly not averted him/her from having a gigantic presence in the crypto art space.
The Merge is the most inventive of Pak’s NFTs. The Merge, rather than making and promoting a stationary work of art, was a compendium of masses that anybody could purchase. The more money people spent, the greater their mass got. All of these masses stand grouped together under the same invention. With total sales computing $91.8 million, The Merge is by far the most spectacular NFT transaction.
There they are, the 5 of the best and most expensive NFTs of the decade. The primary impetus for NFTs is the core idea of decentralization. This implies that no matter the scale and scope, everyone has an equal chance of turning their visions into NFTs and becoming wealthy as a result.
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