9 CryptoPunks hit the auction block at Christie’s tonight – watch live here

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”

Beeple Everydays

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:

CryptoPunks - Christie's

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!

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  • Rob May 11, 2021, 10:02 pm

    Let me guess… the cryptocurrency promotion did not go as well as they’d hoped, so now they invented NFTs to CONvince us? It’s amazing how all these “tokens” can be invented for next to nothing, and then sold to us as being “highly valued”. Isn’t that the same fraud as conventional fiat currency where they print it for free and then pass it off to us? Yes. Now the people who did this fiat fraud will not tolerate any competition and have/will take out anyone/thing that’s gets in their way. But alas, nobody has banned these fictitious tokens, nor will they ever. Why? Coz it’s the same people doing it. I see an extremely intense marketing campaign for NFTs now, and they are throwing lots of money at it ($69m for a token!?!?!?) or they are just pretending to in order to con us. Sorry, I will never buy into this rubbish. Ever. I came here looking for domain articles, and as one commenter already pointed out, there is virtually nothing here except pushing these virtual nothingnesses.

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  • BullS May 11, 2021, 10:20 pm

    NFT–No F*&*^ing Thing

    So what is that?

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  • Gregg May 12, 2021, 3:22 am

    Can’t wait for Penn & Teller’s “NFT is Bullshit” episode.

    This is all reinventing the wheel, nothing new under the sun. Gen Z I call it “Gen Zpeculation”) has no clue what’s going on, Crypto to now NFT to all and Social Media, to the rest of the Get-Rich-Quick schemes. If they can borrow a bit from their parents and their parents listen a bit to them, tricksters (IE. Tech Gang and those who finance them) win.

    Btw, NFT really took off on Beeple’s auction. Can’t define fraud better than a buyer and seller in cahoots.
    https://amycastor.com/2021/03/14/metakovan-the-mystery-beeple-art-buyer-and-his-nft-defi-scheme/

    This was not known or published by anyone ahead of the auction.

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  • Morgan May 12, 2021, 9:01 am

    Just like the domain world, lots of scams out there, but also some good legitimate things going on. The same is true for NFTs, and as for crypto – I think it’s clear it isn’t a fad. If you don’t get it now, that’s okay, ten years from now I think you’ll wish you took it more seriously.

    Of course, that’s just my opinion so take it FWIW!

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