CryptoPunks surpass BAYC in market value 

CryptoPunks surpass BAYC in market value 

The past week has seen significant changes in the non-fungible token (NFT) market, with CryptoPunks overtaking Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) in terms of market value.

The floor price of BAYC plummeted by more than 8%, while CryptoPunks experienced a 13% surge. As a result, CryptoPunks now have a market value of approximately 847,000 ETH, surpassing BAYC’s 776,000 ETH.

One factor that may have contributed to CryptoPunks’ rise is the launch of Warpped CryptoPunks on Blur, a popular NFT platform. The introduction of Wrapped CryptoPunks has generated significant buzz and interest in the original CryptoPunks collection. Wrapped Cryptopunks are currently number one on the Blur marketplace trending NFT list. This increased demand has, in turn, driven up the price of the coveted digital collectibles. 

Last month, Cryptopunks, which initially emerged on the Ethereum blockchain, also became available on the Bitcoin blockchain. This development, though unofficial and not sanctioned by Yuga Labs – the creators of Cryptopunks and Bored Apes, attracted the attention of prominent collectors due to the Ordinals project. The project facilitated the storage of the Cryptopunks collection on the Bitcoin blockchain by attaching metadata to satoshis, the smallest unit of Bitcoin. 

Another potential reason for the surge in CryptoPunks’ market value is the recent trading trends on nftperp, a perpetual futures decentralized exchange for NFTs on Arbitrum. Users on the platform favor the trading of CryptoPunks, which has contributed to the increased demand and value of the NFTs. This development indicates a possible shift in user preferences and market sentiment, favoring the original, iconic NFT project over newer collections like BAYC.

The decline in BAYC’s floor price may also be attributed to market saturation and investor fatigue. With numerous new NFT projects launching daily, it has become increasingly difficult for individual collections to maintain their prominence and value in the crowded space.

CryptoPunks come to France’s leading modern art museum

France’s leading modern art museum, the Centre Pompidou, is set to showcase non-fungible tokens (NFTs) in a groundbreaking exhibition this spring. The display will highlight the growing interest in digital art, particularly in connection with blockchain technology. The event will feature NFTs from more than 16 international digital artists, shining a spotlight on popular collectibles like CryptoPunks and Autoglyphs.

Among the pieces to be exhibited is the CryptoPunk #110, generously donated to the Centre Pompidou. The director of the French National Museum of Modern Art has previously expressed in a statement that this exhibition underscores the museum’s commitment to supporting artists as they explore new means of expression.

The rise of CryptoPunks

The rise of CryptoPunks and the decline of BAYC’s floor price highlight the volatile nature of the NFT market. With the launch of Warpped CryptoPunks on Blur and trading trends favoring CryptoPunks on nftperp, the iconic NFT project has earned its position as a market leader, at least for now. 

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