In recent years, the world has seen a massive surge in the popularity and value of NFTs or non-fungible tokens. NFTs are unique digital assets that can be bought, sold, and traded like traditional assets, but they are entirely digital and stored on the blockchain. 2021 has been a landmark year for the NFT market, with some of the most expensive NFTs ever sold.

Here is a list of the top 10 most expensive NFTs sold in 2021:

1. Beeple’s “Everydays: The First 5000 Days.” – $69 million

This NFT set a new record for the highest priced NFT ever sold. The artwork is a collage of 5000 digital images that Beeple created over 5000 days. It was sold by the one and only Christie’s auction house.

2. CryptoPunk #3100 – $7.57 million

CryptoPunks are one of the earliest examples of NFTs, and they continue to be incredibly popular in 2021. The #3100 CryptoPunk earned its enormous price because it has never been sold before, making it one of a kind.

3. CryptoPunk #7804 – $7.57 million

Another CryptoPunk making the list, the #7804 became the second-highest-grossing NFT ever sold at auction. Its highlight was its unique face pattern, which had a rare feature of having human-like teeth.

4. “Crossroad” by Beeple – $6.66 million

Another piece of artwork by Beeple, Crossroad, depicts Donald Trump lying facedown surrounded by slogans from his 2016 election campaign. This NFT had two bidders competing to buy it, and it eventually sold for $6.66 million.

5. “Right Place & Right Time” by Tyler Hobbs – $3.5 million

Tyler Hobbs is a digital artist who focuses on creating algorithmic art, which involves using code to create art. Right Place & Right Time is one of his creations, and it uses thousands of randomly generated shapes to form a beautiful image.

6. “The First 5000 Days” by Trevor Jones – $3.1 million

The First 5000 Days, created by Trevor Jones, is another NFT that sold for over $3 million. The artwork depicts a portrait of a satirical figure and was sold as a single edition.

7. “Dylan’s Friends” by Edward Snowden – $5.44 million

This artwork was created by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, who worked on it in secret during his time in exile in Russia. Featuring a portrait of John Perry Barlow, the artwork was dedicated to Dylan’s friends.

8. “The Death of George Floyd” by Memo Akten – $1.5 million

Memo Akten’s NFT depicts a tribute to George Floyd, commemorating the tragedy that led to new beginnings. The artwork is available to view online, with the NFT unlocking some bonus features.

9. “The Pixel” by Pak – $1.3 million

The first artwork in Pak’s Archillect Collection, The Pixel, sold for $1.3 million. Featuring a single-tap color shift and a tribute to the drone-based AI overlord, this piece of art has captured the attention of the blockchain community.

10. “Genesis” by Pak – $1.2 million

The final artwork on our list is yet another piece by Pak. Genesis was created using 3D modeling programs and is the second edition in the Archillect Collection. It sold for just over $1.2 million.

In Conclusion,

These NFT sales show that digital art is becoming a valuable and competitive market. With established collectors, art institutions, and auction houses showing increasing interest, the NFT trend is undoubtedly here to stay. It will be interesting to see what the future holds for NFTs and how they will continue to revolutionize the art world.