Top 5 Most Expensive NFTs Ever Sold



Oct 18, 20223 min read

Top 5 Most Expensive NFTs Ever Sold

A non-fungible token (NFT) is a blockchain token that represents a unique asset, such as a document, work of art, music, or even real estate. What are the most expensive NFTs of all time that were sold?

1. Pak’s ‘The Merge’ — $91.8m

The Merge, a digital artist Pak's latest invention, has fetched US$91.8 million on Nifty Gateway, with 28,983 collectors purchasing 312,686 total units of mass, also known as a nonfungible token (NFT).

According to Nifty Gateway, the price was a record for a public sale of an artwork by a living artist.

Pak’s ‘The Merge’ - $91.8m

2. Everydays: the First 5000 Days — $69.3m

A Beeple piece and the most costly NFT ever sold to a single owner — for good cause.

Beeple's artwork is world-class and well-regarded in the community, and this creation is essentially a collage of 5000 of his paintings. He promised to make one piece of art every day beginning in 2007, and here is the outcome.

Everydays: the First 5000 Days — $69.3m

3. Clock - $52.7m

An animated timer tracks how long Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, has been in prison. In a highly controversial case, Assange was facing extradition to the US for multiple espionage charges and up to 175 years in prison.

The NFT was created by digital artist Pak and Assange himself in order to help pay his legal expenses. In February 2022, AssangeDAO, a decentralized organization (DAO) established to crowdfund the NFT sale, auctioned it for 16,953 ETH. Besides the ETH used to purchase Clock, AssangeDAO still holds 17,422 ETH it raised to purchase the NFT in the first place.

Clock - $52.7m

4. Beeple’s HUMAN ONE — $28.985m

At a live Christie's auction in New York, HUMAN ONE, a 3-D video sculpture and the newest work by the artist known as Beeple, sold for US$28.9 million to an online bidder in Switzerland.

The more than 7-foot-high sculpture, which features apocalyptic images and is accessible through the Ethereum blockchain, received phone offers from collectors in New York and Hong Kong before selling for a hammer price of US$25 million in just over 3 minutes.

Beeple’s HUMAN ONE — $28.985m

5. CryptoPunk #5822 — $23.7m

5822 surpassed all expectations when it sold for more than $23 million on February 12, 2022, continuing the trend of super-expensive 'alien' type CryptoPunks.

At double the price of the next costliest CryptoPunk, 5822 may have just sent the entire collection into the stratosphere.

CryptoPunk #5822 — $23.7m