NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, have taken the world by storm with even the most mainstream of news outlets talking about them. Since NFTs are breaking the internet, the question still remains what are the most expensive NFTs, has there been a record of that? Well, whatever NFT has been sold for a hefty amount has always been the news. Somehow we get the wind of it.
Today we are counting down the most expensive NFTs that have ever been sold. From a photograph of a potato to a piece of virtual real estate, anything is fair game in this NFT crypto sphere. Not just that, there are many ways anyone can create NFTs. These NFTs can be animations, video clips, art pieces or simply digital art created on Photoshop, AfterEffects or any other creative digital property even audio NFTs are getting sold. Surprised, right?
The domain NFTs is vast and maybe this is the best way for real artists to get real value for their any type of art. Audio NFTs are most surprising but that’s as true as any other digital art piece. NFTs are registered digital properties on a blockchain that allows its users to register them on the ledger for a smaller fee or sometimes for free. Yes, free, now Polygon blockchain offers users to generate free NFTs on OpenSea.
Here is the list of best selling NFTs that have been sold for the highest price until now.
Metarift by Pak – A Short Video NFT of 46 MBs
Metarift is a mesmerizing video created by the pseudonymous artist, Pak. The video, titled “Metarift,” sold for a cool $904,413. Metarfit is a limited edition digital art that was sold on Makersplace by the creator Pak to Danny.
Forever Rose by Kevin Abosch – A Photographic NFT
“Forever Rose” is the only photographic NFT on this list and was once the most expensive virtual artwork in the world back in 2018, having sold for $1 million. The artist behind it, Kevin Abosch, is known as a pioneer in crypto art and also sold a photograph of a potato for around $1 million.
CryptoPunk #4156 –
This NFT is a commemorate one of four CryptoPunk NFTs on this list, with the very original title “CryptoPunk #4156,” which sold for $1.5 million. There are 10,000 CryptoPunks out there. These unique and quirky collectible characters are entirely created by an algorithm. They were also the first NFTs on Ethereum and inspired the ERC721 standard that powers most digital art and collectibles on the platform.
Genesis Virtual Estate at Axie Infinity
The only piece of virtual real estate on the list comes next in line being one the most expensive NFTs ever sold. Axie Infinity is a virtual-world game on Ethereum wherein players can buy and raise fantasy creatures known as Axies. In February, earlier this year, an estate within the game, known as Genesis, sold for a whopping $1.5 million. It’s apparently the largest digital land sale ever recorded on the blockchain.
CryptoPunk #6965 – An Ape
Next, we have another CryptoPunk digital art piece that was sold for a whooping price. As you will have noticed, each CryptoPunk has its own unique digital pixelated aesthetic, and this one in particular is an ape. “CryptoPunk #6965 sold for a jaw-dropping $1.6 million.
First Ever Tweet NFT
Can a tweet sell for $2.9 million dollars? Why, yes, it can. Twitter CEO and co-founder, Jack Dorsey, auctioned his, and the platform’s first-ever tweet as an NFT. If you are thinking this whole NFT thing is a crazy fad filled with rich people buying photographs of vegetables, you will be pleased to know the proceeds of this sale were converted to bitcoin and donated to GiveDirectly, a charity helping to support those living in poverty.
Crossroads – By Beeple
Mike Winkelmann, AKA Beeple, has caused quite a stir in the crypto art community, but we’ll get to that in a minute. Next we have, “Crossroads” sold for a whopping $6.6 million. It offers a closer look at Beeple’s iconic style which usually centers around mocking public figures with a distinctly dystopian twist.
Thought we were done with the CryptoPunks? Think again. The next most expensive NFT ever sold is “CryptoPunk #7804,” making up one of the nine Alien Punks in existence. This one sold for $7.57 million.
Seriously, we’re not done with CryptoPunks. “CryptoPunk #3100” comes in as the second most expensive NFT ever-sold, just beating the previous alien before it, by a mere $10,000. It comes a long way from having started its journey with a $76 bid in 2017, finally selling for $7.58 million earlier this year.
EVERYDAYS: THE FIRST 5000 DAYS
And at number one, outpacing the second-most expensive NFT ever sold by around $61 million, we have Beeple’s famed collection of artworks, “EVERYDAYS: THE FIRST 5000 DAYS,” made up of 5,000 images, one for each day since May 2007. It sold for $69 million, making history as its first NFT auctioned at Christie’s. And there you have it, the top 10 most expensive NFTs ever sold to date.
Do you think these most expensive NFTs ever sold deserve the hype? NFTs are going to stay, these are valued as accolades and achievements by those who want to honor art in every form and shape. The NFT market is growing at an alarming pace and traditional artists are finding their way into the blockchain domain. The time is not far when every popular vintage painting will be converted into NFTs.