Daily sales of CryptoPunk NFTs are hitting record levels, with one rare zombie token selling for $5.3 million

CryptoPunk digital art non-fungible token (NFT) displayed on a digital billboard in Times Square on May 12, 2021 in New York City.
CryptoPunk digital art NFT displayed on a digital billboard in Times Square. Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images

  • Daily sales volume for CryptoPunks NFTs hit a record high on Monday, according to CoinDesk.
  • In the last 30 days, sales volume for the digital art collection has grown 881% to top $US461 ($AU636) million.
  • Meanwhile, a Zombie CryptoPunk sold for $US5.3 ($AU7) million on Tuesday to become the fourth-most valuable CryptoPunk in the collection of 10,000.
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Look no further than the numbers behind the CryptoPunks NFT collection to see just how much the market for non-fungible tokens is booming.

On Monday, daily sales volume of CryptoPunks hit a record $US86 ($AU119) million, according to CoinDesk, which cited industry tracking website CryptoSlam.

In the last 30 days, sales volume for CryptoPunks has grown 881% to top $US461 ($AU636) million, per CryptoSlam.

Meanwhile, a single Zombie CryptoPunk sold for 1,600 ether, or $US5.3 ($AU7) million on Tuesday. CryptoPunk #7252 is the fourth most valuable CryptoPunk and the highest in the rare green-faced zombie category. The seller originally paid $US2.5 ($AU3) million for the NFT, more than doubling their investment through the transaction.

Most of the 10,000 CryptoPunks don’t sell in the seven figures, but the art collection’s NFTs still sell for higher than the average project. Visa, for example, paid $US150,000 ($AU206,937) to buy CryptoPunk #7610 on Monday.

The banking giant’s purchase is a sign of mainstream interest in the non-fungible token space.

Visa’s head of crypto said NFTs have the potential to become a “powerful accelerator for the creator economy and lower the barrier to entry for individual creatives to earn a living through digital commerce.”

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