Top 10 Most Expensive NFT Sales As of Present (Part 1)

    NFT art market has just started to bloom, leaving a lot of expectations for its growth in the coming years.

    As the prices of NFT sales have been skyrocketing, this is the best time to start investing in or even learning about NFTs. Let’s look at top 10 most valuable NFT artworks so far.

    1. The Merge

    Price: $91.8 million

    The Merge, the newest artwork from Pak, has grossed US$91.8 million on Nifty Gateway, with 28,983 collectors notching 312,686 total units of mass. Each ‘mass’ cost USD 575 when the sale began. The price of the tokens went up by USD 25 every six hours.

    According to Nifty Gateway, one of the biggest marketplace, this price was a record for an artwork sold publicly by a living artist, according to Nifty Gateway, a leading NFT marketplace.   

    2. Everydays – The First 5000 Days

    Price: $69.3 million

    Mike Winkelmann, also known as the digital artist Beeple, has sold his work “Everydays — The First 5000 Days” for $69.3 million, breaking records of technical artwork sales, and became one of the biggest sales in the history of Christie’s Auction House.

    “Everydays — The First 5000 Days” is a JPG file that contains a collage of images. While most art sales are for one single painting, this contains almost everything that the artist has created since he first began posting his work online in 2007.

    3. Human One

    Price: $28.9 million

    Another creation from Beeple called Human One also notched all-time high price within NFT artworks. This piece sold for US$28.9 million to an online bidder in Switzerland at a live Christie’s auction in New York. 

    The kinetic video sculpture, with an accompanying NFT, is a hybrid of physical and digital technology. It shows a striding person clad in silver garb wearing what appears to be a space helmet. The figure walks determinedly through changing landscapes projected on four walls of its 4-foot-by-4-foot box. 

    4. CryptoPunk #7523

    Price: $11.75 million

    CryptoPunk #7523 — known to many as the “COVID Alien” due to its prominent facemask trait — was not only the largest 2021 punk sale but the largest ever sale of a CryptoPunk with the price of $11.75 million. The sale was seen as a huge win not only for the NFT ecosystem but also as a push towards mainstream NFT adoption.

    5. CryptoPunk #3100

    Price: $7.58 million

    On the same day Beeple’s works created history, a crypto art called CryptoPunk #3100, was sold for USD 7.58 million. Like #7523, The punk is one of the nine aliens and is accumulating a provenance of its own through its history of making waves in the NFT scene. At the time of its sale, CryptoPunk #3100 was the highest-priced ‘punk’, beating the record set by #7804 a day before by just a whisker.

    It has bluish-green skin and just one other feature — a white-and-blue headband. Only 406 out of 10,000 in the collection wear a headband and only 333 have just one attribute.

    (To be continued)

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