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10 Outrageous NFTs that Sold for Millions

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Also known as Non-Fungible Tokens, NFTs are digital assets that represent items such as images, songs, GIFs, social media posts, video clips, and more.


Since NFTs became popular, the crypto community has been very keen to splash dollars on these digital assets. In February, NFT sales reached half a billion dollars. This was double the total sales in 2020.


Today, artists, celebrities, and even companies tokenize their paintings, songs, video clips, posts to protect their copyrights. Collectors can also purchase items from the comfort of their homes without bothering about forgery.


In this article, we will be looking at the outrageous NFTs that were sold for millions of dollars.


10. Metarift - $904,413

Metarift is a 46.5 MB video that sold for over just $900,000. Though this is less than a million dollars, you should agree $904,413 is a whole lot of money for a video.


In the video, a set of spherical objects are displayed. The objects are clustered and rotate in different directions. Also, the metallic texture of the object gives them more finesse.


Since the identity of the creator of Metarift is unknown, NFT fans are calling the artist the Satoshi of Crypto Art. However, the artist's pseudonym is Pak.


9. Not Forgotten, But Gone - $1,000,000

Do you think a video of a rotating gummy bear could be worth 1 million dollars? Probably not.


However, this was exactly what happened on the Nifty Gateway. The Not Forgotten, But Gone artwork was created by an artist who goes by the name WhIsBe.


In this 16-second video, different gummy bears are displayed in various creative ways.


8. CryptoPunk #4156 - $1.25 million dollars

The first NFTs to exist on Ethereum were CryptoPunks. There are 10,000 unique characters of these NFTs on the Ethereum blockchain.


CryptoPunks was created by Larva Studios with each character having a different trait from the other. CryptoPunk #4156 is an ape wearing a blue bandana. On the 18th of February, 2021, the artwork was sold for $1.25.


7. Axie Infinity Genesis Land – $1.5 Million

If you love playing virtual games, you should know that in-game items can be very expensive. However, Axie Infinity has taken virtual gaming to another level.


In this Ethereum based game, Genesis Land is very scarce and as a result, it has a very high price. Some months ago, nine Genesis blocks were sold for $1.5 million.


6. CryptoPunk #6965 - $1.65

Here is another CryptoPunk and as we mentioned earlier, this punk has its unique features. CryptoPunk #6965 is another member of the 24 Ape CyberPunk.


Though this punk may appear like CryptoPunk #4156, it wears a fedora rather than a bandana. It is worth 1.65 million dollars.


5. Jack Dorsey's First Tweet - 2.9 million dollars

In 2006, Twitter's CEO, Jack Dorsey, made the first tweet on his platform. It read "just setting up my twttr."


Years later, the tweet was sold to a Malaysian business for an incredible $2.9 million. The money raised from the auction was then donated to charity.


Considering how popular Twitter is today, it is no surprise that the first tweet was sold for such a huge amount of money.


4. Crossroads- $6.6 Million

This is another NFT that was sold for $6.6 million. Crossroads was created by Beeple and it was sold on Nifty gateway.


Crossroads features a huge baby that has a similar appearance to Donald Trump. A bird that symbolizes the Twitter logo is on the baby's shoulder and there is a text bubble displaying a clown emoji.


The artwork was a political statement about the US elections in 2020. It had two different versions, one for a Donald Trump win and another for a Donald Trump loss.


3. CryptoPunk #7804 - $7.57 Million

CryptoPunk #7804 is the second most expensive CryptoPunk ever. Out of the 10,000 punks available in the NFT store, only 9 of them are aliens.


As a result, alien NFTs are very rare and expensive. CryptoPunk $7804 is one of the rare punks in the store.


This alien punk has blue-greenish skin and sports three accessories. The accessories include a cap, pipe, and a pair of glasses.


2. CryptoPunk #3100 - $7.58 Million

CryptoPunk #3100 is only one spot away from being the most expensive NFT ever sold. Just like CyberPunk #7804, this punk is one of 9 aliens in the market. Both punks were also sold around the same time.


The punk has blue-greenish skin and looks like Squidward in SpongeBob. It also wears a headband. The punk was first sold for $76 in 2017, however, it now costs $7.58 million.


1. Everydays: the First 5000 Days – $69.3 million

During the very first digital art auction, a huge compilation of artworks was sold for an astonishing 69 million dollars. These pieces were created by Beeple and they are his first 5000 creations. He has continuously created digital artworks since May 2017.


The collection is called Everydays and it features pieces with different styles, contents, and mediums. Though the first pieces in the collection aren't very impressive, they become very valuable as a whole.


Conclusion

Without a doubt, 2021 has been the year of the NFTs. Several NFTs have sold for millions of dollars in the opening months alone.


If you have been impressed by the crazy value of these items, then maybe you should try your luck in the market by visiting a crypto kiosk near you to turn that old paper cash into a shiny new collectible.


July 2, 2021