The year 2021 will be over. One prominent trend in the blockchain and cryptocurrency world this year is non-fungible token assets. NFTs were a multi-billion dollar industry in 2018, and many NFTs sold for millions. Here’s a list of the top 10 NFTs in terms sale value for 2021. They are the most costly NFTs in the world.
2021’s Top 10 Most Expensive NFTs
Trades in digital assets for NFTs have generated billions of dollars and many collections have had significant market value. Dappradar.com data shows that the Axie-Infinity NFT Collection has sold 11.4 millions of its assets, netting $3.81 billion. Cryptopunks, which has $2.32 billion in total sales, is second to Cryptopunks.
The Cryptopunks collection itself has a market capitalization of around $3 billion today, while Bored Ape Yacht Club’s market cap is $2.5 billion. There’s also a list of the most expensive NFTs ever sold and single NFTs that have sold for multi-millions in digital currency. Below is not included the Cryptopunk #9998 sale, which took place 2 months ago for $529,000,000 or 124.450 ether.
Pak: ‘The Merge’ — $91.8M
Beeple was the NFT’s most valuable seller for 2021. But, Nifty Gateway sold a $91.8 million token by Pak that sold for $91.8 million. The NFT called “The Merge,” however, was fractionalized and distributed to 28,983 traders who obtained roughly 312,686 fractionalized pieces of “The Merge” NFT crafted by Pak.
Beeple: ‘Everydays – The First 5,000 Days’ — $69.3M
The American artist Michael Winkelmann, otherwise known as Beeple, made history this year when he sold the NFT “Everydays: The First 5,000 Days” for $69.3 million via a Christie’s auction. NFTs were brought to the forefront by this sale, which saw non-fungible token assets become more popular. Beeple, one of today’s most prominent NFT artists, also founded We.new NFT Marketplace.
Beeple: ‘Human One’ — $28.98M
On November 9, Beeple took the third position in terms of the next most expensive NFT ever sold with “Human One.” The “Human One” NFT is a life-sized 3D sculpture NFT shows an individual in a silver-colored space suit but can change on the whims of the artist. Beeple promises he will update “Human One” during his lifetime, so the art can change and vary from day to day. The 21st Century Evening Sale auction of “Human One” saw a realized price of $28,985,000.
Larva Labs: Cryptopunk #7523 — $11.75M
Last June, at London’s auction house Sotheby’s, Cryptopunk #7523 sold at auction for $11.75 million. Cryptopunk #9998, Cryptopunk #2533, and Cryptopunk #3533, are the Cryptopunks most costly NFTs. They were compiled by Larva Labs. Cryptopunk #7523 is also a rare styled Cryptopunk dubbed: “Covid Alien.”
Larva Labs: Cryptopunk #4156 — $10.35M
Cryptopunk #4156, which was listed for $10.35m two weeks back, sold for 2,500 ether. Only 24 Cryptopunks exist. Cryptopunk #4156, a Cryptopunk-styled ape, is rare. Dappradar.com’s site estimates it’s worth around $3.75 million and it has a floor price of around 66 ether or $275,285.
Larva Labs: Cryptopunk #7804 — $7.56M
Dappradar.com stats indicate that Cryptopunk #7804 went for $7.56 Million or 4,200 Ether. Ten months ago, the blue Cryptopunk, complete with sunglasses and a pipe, sold at that amount. The NFT is the sixth most expensive NFT on the planet, according to today’s metrics, while Cryptopunk #3100 sold for a touch less.
Larva Labs: Cryptopunk #3100 — $7.51M
Ten months ago, the bald-headed Cryptopunk #3100 was also sold with a headband for $7.51million. Dappradar.com statistics indicate that Cryptopunk #3100’s floor price is around 66.95 ether, or $275.285, however the value of this item would be approximately $1.69million.
Xcopy: ‘Right-click and Save As guy’ — $7.09M
Three weeks ago, the NFT artist Xcopy’s “Right-click and Save As guy” NFT sold for 1,600 ether or $7.09 million. The NFT was purchased by Snoop Dogg’s NFT alias ‘Cozomo de Medici’ via Superrare.
Art Blocks: Ringers #109 — $6.93M
Dappradar.com data shows that Ringers #09, Art Blocks, sold for 2,100 Eether ($6.33 million) The sale was executed three months ago and there’s a total of 99,000 Art Block NFTs in existence. Art Block NFTs can be ordered as generative art collectibles.
Beeple: ‘Crossroad’ — $6.6M
Once again, Beeple, takes the tenth position with his animated 10-second short called “Crossroad.” The animated NFT featuring former U.S. president Donald Trump sold for $6.6 million at the end of February. “Crossroad” was first sold on Nifty Gateway, but the $6.6 million sale was executed via a secondary market.
Other notable NFT sales this year include Xcopy’s “A Coin for the Ferryman,” which sold for $6.03 million. Cryptopunk #8857 sold for $6.64million. The Ross Ulbricht Genesis NFT was fractionalized and sold for $6.28m. The fractionalized Doge NFT is worth $124.61 million according to the market cap growth over time, and Etherrock #72 has a market valuation of $18.55 million today, but it didn’t originally sell for that value.
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