7 Of The World’s Most Expensive NFTs Ever Sold

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7 Of The World’s Most Expensive NFTs Ever Sold

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2021 was a pivotal year for crypto. The first use of cryptocurrencies and blockchain has been back in 2008, but majorly it started taking off in 2021 as there were major increases both in the market capitalization of these assets and also infrastructural development.

The major thing which stirred the crypto community and the mainstream audience was the boom in non-fungible tokens (NFT).

Attitudes towards buying Non Fungible Tokens have changed, interest in post-purchase speculation has also risen. Celebrities and artists are also beginning to join in the trend. The NFT craze is at an all-time high!

The digital space is being reshaped by blockchain and anything can be tokenized and transformed into an NFT. A lot of money has been made in the industry so far, so let’s take a closer look at the most expensive NFTs sold to date.

7. Crossroads - Sold at $6.6 Million

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The artist named Beeple created a lot of buzz through his artwork that mocked the presidential candidate Donald Trump. Crossroads is one of his most famous works that had a lot of impact on the NFT community. 

This artwork features people walking on a crossroad ignoring a huge baby-like figure covered in graffiti, which depicts Donald Trump. This artwork symbolized the outcome of the presidential election of 2020. 

Crossroads was sold via Nifty Gateway at $6.6 Million.

6. CryptoPunk #7804 - Sold at $7.57 Million

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Dylan Field, CEO of design software company Figma is behind the sale of one of the biggest NFTs in history. In March 2021, the NFT sold for 4,200 ETH and was worth just over $7.5 million at the time.

CryptoPunk 7804 is very rare because it was one of only 9 of its kind produced by Larva Labs. They also have rare Apes and Zombies under their umbrella. This alien features a sky-blue skin tone with a front-facing cap, small shades, and a smoking pipe. 

5. CryptoPunk #3100 - Sold at $7.67 Million

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Cryptopunks are a craze among NFT enthusiasts. This is another work by Larva Labs that brought in a revenue of $7.67 Million via 4,200 ETH. Isn’t that jaw-dropping!

This alien sports a blue and white headband and the skin color is of sky-blue color. This cryptopunk initiated its bidding journey at $76 in the year 2017 which came up to $2 Million the following years and lastly rose to $7.67 Million and was sold in the year 2021.

4. CryptoPunk #7523 - Sold at $11.75 Million

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This is also one of the most expensive NFTs. The digital avatar by Larva Labs sold for over $7 Million which is very impressive. Cryptopunk #7523 features a few accessories on the alien-like a gold earring, red beanie, and a facemask.

Cryptopunks is one of the most interesting creations out there that took the NFT community by storm. 

3. Human One - Sold at $28.9 Million

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This artwork is also one of Beeple’s creations. Even though this is not one of his most expensive works, it's a very unique creation. It displays an astronaut traveling through changing external environments.

What sets this design apart from the rest of NFTs is that it’s a hybrid design that features physical elements as well. It's a human-sized sculpture made out of solid aluminum, mahogany wood, and four video screens with extremely high resolution.

Those screens display a virtual avatar that will change over time. Beeple mentioned that he will keep on updating the avatar as long as he’s alive and make changes if required. 

2. Everydays: the First 5000 Days - Sold at $69.3 Million

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This extraordinary artwork is also by Beeple. It will go down in the history as one of the most iconic pieces created. The aspect that makes it significant is that it has documentation of all the pieces of artwork by Beeple since 2007.

Art auction house Christie's sold this compilation of digital art “Everydays” by Beeple for an insane amount of $69.3 million.

1. “The Merge” by Pak - Sold at $91.8 Million 

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Finally, we come to the most expensive NFT digital artwork ever sold, “The Merge” created by Pak. There has always been a continuous debate whether it’s a single piece of artwork or a combination of 29000 unique art pieces. 

Interesting thing is that it started off with about 300,000 pieces of "mass" distributed globally to buyers. It is a collection of “masses” that people were able to purchase.

The more people spent, the bigger their mass grew. Each one of these masses came under the same creation and the total sales resulted in $91.8 million, making “The Merge” the most expensive NFT ever sold. 

In Conclusion...

It's no surprise that NFTs have excited many collectors in recent years. Considering all the creative artists out there who are coming up with amazing creations, the hype about NFT will only get crazier. 

The rarest and most unique NFTs are the ones that are the most popular currently and this demand will keep on rising when artists push their boundaries and create mind-blowing work.

You also have to keep in mind the ongoing trends to see what kind of work is generating the most traction.