Tonight is going to be a very special night, nine CryptoPunk NFTs are about to hit the auction block at Christie’s in London. I know many of you are still trying to to understand, how the heck are these NFTs selling for so much? I think most of the world is trying to wrap their head around it.
Two months ago a piece of NFT art from Beeple sold for $69M at Christie’s – you’ve probably seen it before but in case you missed it, here it is – it’s called “Everydays — The First 5000 Days”
What I think makes tonight extra special is the fact that CryptoPunks don’t look anything like traditional art, they are uniquely different. Most people outside of the NFT world that I talk to about CryptoPunks often scoff when I show them what they look like. Yes, they’re pixelated drawings of punks, and yes they’re worth a lot of money, tonight we’re going to see just how much they’re worth to a mainstream audience.
There are nine CryptoPunks hitting the auction block tonight at Christie’s – one of them is an alien which is extra special, that’s the green guy in the middle in image below:
I’ll be writing a follow-up post about this auction sharing the results and a bit more about why I think this is so special and such a seminal moment in history…but or now, I’m watching the auction and you can too since it’s being stream live on You Tube, just click the play button below and enjoy!