Since the first NFT was minted in 2014, It’s been a wild NFTs journey. Since then, more NFT projects have been released, and projects like CrytpoPunks CryptoKitties and Rare Pepes have changed the way people perceive NFTs – both financially and creatively. Nowadays, investors and enthusiasts alike – seeing how many NFTs have sold for millions of Dollars – are looking to buy NFTs to make millions as well.
NFT sales have gone up, and many famous NFTs have made creators and artists millionaires. But seeing these numbers, one can ask questions like how much more can an NFT sell? Although it’s hard to say, as changes are constant in the NFT system, the NFT industry is still in its infancy. Regardless, NFTs sell at whopping prices.
Through the sale of NFTs, we’ve seen artworks become one of the most expensive artworks ever sold. So if you’re wondering which is the most costly NFT ever sold, here’s a list of them:
Beeple, Crossroad: sold for $6.6 million (4400 ETH)
Way before it became an NFT up for sale, it was just an ordinary internet meme, a meme based on the 2020 presidential election race; the meme was created as an image representing the 2020 US presidential election tension, the creator, Beeple, said he has variations of the image, depending on who won the US presidential race.
Crossroad was minted initially in October 2020 and sold for $66,666, and four months later, it was resold. It was sold for 6.6 million dollars, in February 2021, on Nifty Gateway.
CryptoPunk #8857: sold for $6.63 million (2000 ETH)
Amongst the Crytpopunks projects, the Zombie Cryptopunk is the most popular, they are amongst the first NFT collections, and there are only 88 CryptoPunks in existence. Crypto Pink #8857 sold for a whopping $6.6 million, and the reason is that all through the summer and fall of 2021, buyers purchased a lot of Crytpopunks.
There was a single-day sale of the NFT and thus triggered the gig buy-out. NFT collector Keyboard Monkey bought a zombie Punk, only to sell it 24 hours later for a profit of almost a million dollars.
This Changed Everything: sold for $5.4M
This Changed Everything is an NFT, a picture of the source code used for coding the earliest version of the World Wide Web. The NFT was sold on June 30, 2021, to an anonymous user for about $5.4 million.
The NFT has several extra perks that the owner would love; these perks include but are not limited to a letter written by Sir Timothy Berners-Lee, who’s an English computer scientist that invented the internet, and also a digital poster of the code he wrote. Also, time-stamped documents record the history of the internet from its beginning.
The Merge: sold for $91.8M
The Merge is a digital artwork by an artist, Pak; it sold for a whopping price of $91.87 million on a decentralized NFT marketplace, Nift Gateway; the Merge is a single artwork made up of masses, which users can buy. Three hundred twelve thousand six hundred eighty-six pieces were sold to about 28,983 buyers. By the end of the sale, buyers spent $91.8 million purchasing The Merge NFT.
The First 5000 Days: sold for $69M
The First 500 days is an NFT artwork created by Micheal Winkleman, also known as Beeple; the artwork was sold at an auction with an initial bid of $100. But later on, more extensive beds were placed, resulting in the sale of the artwork for $1 million. And by February 21, the painting eventually sold for $69 million. Beetle is well known in the crypto art community for making six digits sales.
Beeple, Human One: sold for $29.98M
The Human One is a sculpture by famous artist Beeple; the sculpture depicts an artist wandering across shifting environments. The artist has promised to make the human version of the statue, where the astronaut will be replaced with a normal human being.
Crypto billionaire Ryan Zurrer bought the NFT for $29.98 million in December 2021.
Other NFTs like Larva Labs and CryptoPunk #7523 sold for $11.75M, and Larva Labs and CryptoPunk #3100 sold for $7.58M. Many people have made cool cash from selling NFTs, and these show how big the NFT industry will be in the coming times.