- Most of the expensive NFTs are owned by famous cryptocurrency experts.
- The mainstream NFT, The Merge, has been sold for $92 million.
- The first 5,000 Days NFT consists of 5,000 images taken per day over the course of 13 years.
As we approach the end of 2022, the NFT hype has yet to be remotely defused. NFTs including cat memes, dotted monkeys, popular NFT groups like the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC), and many others have continued to attract investors and collectors.
We have compiled a list of the most expensive NFTs bought in 2022 and the price paid to own the one-of-a-kind art.
10. CryptoPunk #3100
The NFT that just hit the list is CryptoPunk #3100, which sold for $7.6 million. Only 450 other bad guys have headbands, which makes this NFT a rarity.
9. CryptoPunk #5577
This token, which features a cowboy hat, was purchased by Complex founder Robert Lesnar, for $7.7 million. Leshner announced the purchase with a “Yeehaw” tweet.
8. CryptoPunk #4156
It already seems that CryptoPunks has a special place in the hearts of NFT collectors. This gang was sold for $10.26 million after the pseudonymous Punk4156 collector decided to sell his collection.
7. TPunk #3442
This one-of-a-kind Joker-like NFT was bought for $10.5 million by Tron co-founder Justin Sun. This is a unique group because TPunks usually don’t sell like NFTs.
6. Cryptopunk Alien #7523
Due to the scarcity of Alien CryptoPunks in the market, Alien CryptoPunk #7523 rose to the 6th position. The Covid Alien has been sold for $11.75 million to Shalom McKenzie, a shareholder of Draft King (NASDAQ:).
5. CryptoPunk #5822
Of the 10,000 available villains, CryptoPunk #5822 is one in a series of extremely rare alien versions, of which only 9 are known to exist. Deepak Thapliyal, CEO of Chain, bought the NFT for $23.7 million.
4. Man is one
This NFT sold for $28.9 million at Christie’s auction. A smart contract is built into the HUMAN ONE which enables Beeple to remotely control the displayed content.
3. The clock
The Clock NFT, which sold for $52.7 million, is part of a larger NFT collection called Censored, which includes more than 29,000 token messages sent by project buyers. Proceeds from this series went to pro-freedom organizations.
2. The first 5,000 days
This digital art by Mike “Pebble” unleashed his NFT selling for $69.3 million. The NFT is a collection of 5,000 images taken every day over the past thirteen years titled “Every Day: The First 5,000 Days”.
The one who gets to the top is the ‘merge’. This was minted by well-known digital artist Pak and sold for approximately $92 million by 28,983 participants who contributed a total of 312,000 shares – each an NFT.
It will be interesting to see who breaks the chart to get into the top 10 most expensive digital asset purchases. It will be noteworthy to see who advocates for the utility and community side of NFTs.
The top 10 most expensive NFTs sold this year appeared for the first time in the coin issuance.