Sotheby's auction sets new world record for $11.8M CryptoPunk sale

Sotheby's auction sets new world record for $11.8M CryptoPunk sale

“NFTs are dead,” said the previous owner of the COVID Alien artwork once the auction closed. Luxury auction house Sotheby’s made waves on social media on Thursday following the sale of one rare CryptoPunk.In a tweet from Sotheby’s, the auction said CryptoPunk #7523 — also known as “COVID Alien” — sold in its London salesroom for roughly $11.8 million. According to the auction house, this sale represents a new world record for a single CryptoPunk artwork.CryptoPunks, which predate the bulk of the nonfungible token (NFT) craze in 2021, are often small, pixelated depictions of people, apes,....


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