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Definition: CryptoPunks

Computer-generated pop art characters sold as non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Introduced in 2017, there is a total of 10,000 CryptoPunks (6,039 male/3,840 female), and sales have reached the stratosphere. Total revenue surpassed $600 million, and characters routinely sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars. See non-fungible token.

Sample CryptoPunks
As of mid-2021, these three CryptoPunks sold for the highest prices. The top dozen appear on the CryptoPunks website. (Image courtesy of Larva Labs, www.larvalabs.com)