The NFT ecosystem has seen a lot of new players since last year. These include artists, celebrities, and investors.
This is the reason why the stock market has performed well over the past two years. DappRadar reports that NFT sales rose to $10.7 billion in quarter three of 2021. This is a remarkable 704 percent increase over the quarter before.
Now that we have all the figures, it is time to ask: What was the most expensive NFT ever sold? Here are the 5 most expensive NFTs artworks that were sold in ascending order:
Beeple’s Crossroads is one of his creations. It was the most expensive piece of digital art that was ever auctioned, and it was sold in February 2021.
Crossroad depicts Donald Trump, the victorious candidate, in the background after the 2020 election results. It was intended to show him with a crown if he won.
Nifty Gateway facilitated the purchase of the NFT between the artist and the buyer. The NFT was sold for $6.66million. It was sold for ten-times its original price within four months.
CryptoPunk #3100 sold for $7.51 millions and is one of the CryptoPunks works. The #3100, also known to be the alien punks, was one of the rarest CryptoPunks. He wears a headband. It was purchased for 4,200 Ethereum ($7.51 million) in March 2021.
There are nine extraterrestrial aliens in the 10,000 Cryptopunks, which makes them very enviable to NFT enthusiasts.
CryptoPunk #7804 was one of the 9 aliens with a $7.56m price tag. This NFT was sold by Dylan Field, CEO at Figma design software.
The #7804 shade, forward cap and pipe was sold in March 2021. This NFT’s rarity is augmented by the pipe.
The #7523 CryptoPunk is the most expensive on our list. It was purchased for $11.8 million.
It is covered in a mask that gives it an air of importance at COVID-19. It is also a part of a group of nine Alien CryptoPunks. It’s the only Alien Punk that has a face mask. This contributes to its uniqueness.
Everyday: The First 5 000 Days
Finally, we’ve arrived at the leader of the list of the most costly NFTs ever sold. Mike Winkelmann’s artwork, titled Everyday: The First 5000 Days, was sold at Christie’s.
Everydays is a composite of 5,000 of Beeple’s earlier artworks that he created every day for the past 5,000 days. Mike Winkelmann claims that British artist Tom Judd inspired his creation of Everydays on May 1, 2007.
The artwork is composed chronologically arranged photographs. Some images are hand-drawn. Vignesh “MetaKovan Sundaresan” purchased it.
Sundaresan bought it for $60.2million. Justin Sun, Tron’s founder, was second in Everydays’ highest offer.