NFT’s are changing the world. Over the years, the Non-Fungible Token market has exploded with hundreds of millions of dollars being spent on digital artwork and other collectibles.

Newbies to the NFT space might be wondering how much people have actually spent on this stuff, so we’ve decided to put together a list of some of the most expensive NFT transactions in history.

NFTs have been sold on the blockchain since 2014, but their popularity has skyrocketed recently, with them being touted as the future of digital art and collectibles.

This year alone, NFT’s have been purchased by artists, sports stars and celebrities alike.

The most expensive NFT to date is a virtual artwork by Beeple called “Everydays: The First 5000 Days”. It was sold for $69.3 million in March 2021.

The second-most expensive NFT is a piece of land in Decentraland, a virtual reality game that sold for $6.56 million in February 2021.

Other crypto collectibles include the NBA Top Shot series which features highlights from basketball games that can be viewed and traded on the Ethereum blockchain, and CryptoPunks from Larva Labs which feature thousands of unique digital characters.

Similarly, numerous NFT’S Crypto art pieces were sold in the millions this year, and digital illustrators were interested in creating and selling their own NFTs. And if you’re still doubtful about the prices that an NFT artwork may command, this Top 13 list of the most expensive NFT sold in 2022 will undoubtedly let you realize the limitless possibilities.

1. Pak’s Merge NFT – $91.8 million

The Combination Pak – the costliest NFT It was sold for $91.8 million.
Pak became the priciest NFT creator when he sold 312,686 mass units of a dynamic NFT dubbed “The Merge” to 28,983 collectors. The auction was held between December 2 and December 4, 2021, through “Nifty Gateway,” an NFT Marketplace.

The Winklevoss twins’ “Gemini” has now bought it. The auction establishes a new record for a single work of art sold publicly by a living artist, with a price tag of $91.8 million USD.

NFT Art Name: The Merge
Digital NFT Artist: Murat Pak
NFT Sold for: $91.8 Million USD
NFT Sold Via: Nifty Gateway (a web3 tech company)
NFT Buyer: 28,983 collectors
Blockchain: Ethereum

2. Beeple’s Everydays: The First 5000 Days NFT – $69.3 Million

Every day for the first 5000 days, NFT sold for $69.3 million. From May 1, 2007, through January 7, 2021, digital artist Mike Winkelmann as Beeple developed and posted a new digital work of art online every day for 5,000 days.
The 5000 photographs have been compiled into a massive digital collage titled “Everydays: The First 5000 Days”
The sale took conducted on March 11, 2021 through Christie’s Auction House, and the NFT was sold online for $69,346,250 to Metapurse creator Vignesh Sundaresan, also known as MetaKovan.

NFT’s Art Name: Everydays: The First 5000 Days
Digital NFT Artist: Mike Winkelmann aka Beeple
NFT Sold for: $69.3 Million USD
NFT Sold Via: Christie’s Auction House
NFT Buyer: Vignesh Sundaresan aka Metakovan
Blockchain: Ethereum

3. Beeple Human One NFT – It was sold for $28.9 million.

Human One is a kinetic video sculpture with a related dynamic NFT (the images change depending on the time of day).
It depicts a lone astronaut traversing a dismal planet via a towering, chromed-out monolith of slowly rotating LED displays that rotate slowly. Christie’s Auction House held the auction on November 9, 2021, and the Non-Fungible Token was sold online for $28,985,000 to Ryan Zurrer, creator of Dialectic.

NFT’s Art Name: Human One
Digital NFT Artist: Mike Winkelmann aka Beeple
NFT Sold for: $28.9 Million USD
NFT Sold Via: Christie’s Auction House
NFT Buyer: Ryan Zurrer
Blockchain: Ethereum

4. Larva Labs’ CryptoPunk 7523 NFT – $11.75 million

Larva Labs’ CryptoPunk 7523 by Matt Hall and John Watkinson sold for $11.75 million.
On June 23, 2017, Matt Hall and John Watkinson, creators of the New York-based software business Larva Labs, launched CryptoPunks. CryptoPunks is a collection of 10,000 2424, 8-bit-style pixel art pictures, none of which are identical. There were 6039 males, 3840 females, 88 zombies, 24 apes, and 9 aliens in the collection. CryptoPunk 7523 is one of the rare 9 Alien and is known as the “Covid Alien” since it is the first and only one of them is wearing a mask.
The auction was held on June 10, 2021 through Sotheby’s Auction House, and the NFT was sold online for $11,754,000 Million to Israeli entrepreneur Shalom Meckenzie, the largest stakeholder in daily fantasy and sports betting business Draft Kings. The token was formerly owned by Sillytuna, a collector.

NFT’s Art Name: CryptoPunk #7523
Digital NFT Artist: Matt Hall and John Watkinson’s Larva Labs
NFT Sold for: $11.75 Million USD
NFT Sold Via: Sotheby’s Auction House
NFT Buyer: Shalom Meckenzie
Blockchain: Ethereum

5. Larva Labs’ CryptoPunk 4156 NFT – $10.26 million

Larva Labs’ CryptoPunk 4156 by Matt Hall and John Watkinson sold for $10.26 million. CryptoPunk 4156 is one of 24 Ape Punks. This NFT was sold for 2,500 ETH ($10,261,925.05 USD) on December 9, 2021. The buyer’s identity has not been revealed; however it was sold by Nouns NFT’S project co-founder Punk4156 (who has around 114k followers on Twitter) His official Twitter handle is @punk4156). He bought CryptoPunk #4156 for 650 ETH ($1.25 million) on February 18th, 2021, prior to this auction Beeple, an artist, also showcased the CryptoPunk 4156 NFT on his Twitter profile.

NFT’s Art Name: CryptoPunk #4156
Digital NFT Artist: Matt Hall and John Watkinson’s Larva Labs
NFT Sold for: $10.26 Million USD
NFT Sold Via: –
NFT Buyer: Unrevealed
Blockchain: Ethereum

6. Larva Labs’ CryptoPunk 3100 NFT – $7.58 million

Larva Labs’ CryptoPunk 3100 NFT by Matt Hall and John Watkinson sold for $7.58 million. CryptoPunk 3100 is one of the nine Alien Punks that exist. This Alien Punk NFT with headband attachment was sold for 4,200 ETH (about $7,584,485 USD at the time of the sale) on March 11, 2021, somewhat more than Cryptopunk 7804. (Next on the list).
The buyer and seller’s identities have yet to be revealed.
However, this NFT’s recent transaction occurred 6th, 2017 in 8 ETH ($2,127 at time of sale).

NFT Art Name: CryptoPunk #3100
Digital NFT Artist: Matt Hall and John Watkinson’s Larva Labs
NFT Sold for: $7.58 Million USD
NFT Sold Via: –
NFT Buyer: Unrevealed
Blockchain: Ethereum

7. Larva Labs’ CryptoPunk 7804 NFT – $7.57 million

Larva Labs’ CryptoPunk 7804 by Matt Hall and John Watkinson sold for $7.57 million. CryptoPunk 7804 is one of just nine Alien Punks. This pipe-smoking alien NFT was sold for 4,200 ETH (about $7,566,173 USD at the time of the transaction) on March 11, 2021. The buyer’s identity has not been revealed, although it was sold by Dylan Field, the CEO and Co-Founder of Figma. On January 10th, 2018, he paid 12ETH ($14988 at the time) for Cryptopunk #7804.

NFT Art Name: CryptoPunk #7804
Digital NFT Artist: Matt Hall and John Watkinson’s Larva Labs
NFT Sold for: $7.57 Million USD
NFT Sold Via: –
NFT Buyer: Unrevealed
Blockchain: Ethereum

8. Right-click and Save As guy NFT by XCOPY – $7 million

Right-click and Save As guy NFT by artist XCOPY with a $7 million price tag. Artist XCOPY ([email protected]) sold the famous NFT’S meme art “Right-click and Save As person” to rapper Snoop Dogg for 1600 ETH ($7,022,000 USD at the time of sale). The auction was held through SuperRare Labs, an Ethereum-based digital art market.
Snoop Dogg bought the NFT’s art work as “Cozomo de’ Medici” (Twitter – @CozomoMedici).
This NFT painting by XCOPY, a crypto artist located in London, sarcastically mocks those who do not believe in Crypto Art.

NFT Art Name: Right-click and Save As guy
Digital NFT Artist: XCOPY
NFT Sold for: $7 Million USD
NFT Sold Via: SuperRare Labs
NFT Buyer: Snoop Dogg aka Cozomo de’ Medici
Blockchain: Ethereum

9. Dmitri Cherniak’s Ringers #109 NFT – $6.92 million

Dmitri Cherniak’s Ringers #109 NFT sold for $6.92 million USD. Narcissus Gallery co-founder ([email protected]) sold “Ringers #109” NFT for 2,100 ETH ($6,922,881 USD at the time of sale) on October 2, 2021.
This Dmitri Cherniak created this “art block” ([email protected] io) curated NFT. The buyer’s identity has not been revealed, but @AkiraReloaded, who purchased the NFT work in March 2021 for $550 USD, made a whopping 1.25 million percent return.

NFT’s Art Name: Ringers #109
Digital NFT Artist: Dmitri Cherniak
NFT Sold for: $6.92 Million USD
NFT Sold Via: Open Sea NFT Marketplace
NFT Buyer: Unknown
Blockchain: Ethereum

10. Beeple’s CrossRoad NFT – $6.6 million

The artist Beeple’s CrossRoad NFT was resold for $6.6 million USD.
Beeple’s CrossRoad was part of his “First Drop collection” on NFT Marketplace “Nifty Gateway (NG),” where it was sold for $66,666 to Pablo ([email protected]) of NFT Gateway. The NFT artwork consists of an encrypted 10-second video clip accompanied by a digital signature that has been validated using blockchain technology. Beeple’s Crossroad was created to vary depending on the outcome of the 2020 presidential election. Pablo’s birthday is February 2021.

Pablo resold the artwork on the secondary market to an anonymous NG user (@anonymous10) in February 2021 for $6,600,000 million via Nifty Gateway’s art buying services.
The item was then transferred to NG user Delphina Leucas (@babybeluga) by @anonymous10.

NFT Art Name: Crossroad
Digital NFT Artist: Mike Winkelmann aka Beeple
NFT Sold for: $6.6 Million USD
NFT Sold Via: Nifty Gateway (NFT Marketplace)
NFT Buyer: Current owner-Nifty Gateway User (@babybeluga)
Blockchain: Ethereum

11. Larva Labs’ CryptoPunk 8857 NFT – $6.63 Million

Larva Labs’ CryptoPunk 8857 NFT by Matt Hall and John Watkinson sold for $6.63 million. On September 11, 2021, one of the rare 88 Zombie Punk NFTs, CryptoPunk #8857, was sold via OpenSea NFT Marketplace for 2000 ETH ($6.63 million at the time of sale).
The buyer and seller’s identities have yet to be revealed, but the transaction and current owner information may be seen on Opensea.
The previous auction of CryptoPunk #8857 occurred in May of 2018.

The previous sale of CryptoPunk #8857 occurred in May 2018 for 2.5 ETH ($1,715 at the time of sale).

NFT Art Name: CryptoPunk #8857
Digital NFT Artist: Matt Hall and John Watkinson’s Larva Labs
NFT Sold for: $6.63 Million USD
NFT Sold Via: Open Sea (NFT Marketplace)
NFT Buyer: Unrevealed
Blockchain: Ethereum

12. Ross Ulbricht’s Perspective NFT–$6.2 million

The Ross Ulbricht Genesis Collection Perspective NFT sold for $6.2 million.
“Perspective” is one of ten NFT art pieces in the “Ross Ulbricht Genesis Collection,” the first and only NFT collection to feature original personal work by Ross Ulbricht.
Ross Ulbricht, the artist and developer of the Silk Road e-commerce website, created this Graphite pencil sketch from prison, along with a brief essay.
The auction began in December 2021 at “Art Basel Miami” via the NFT Marketplace SuperRare.
“FreeRossDAO” issued the NFT, which was sold for 1446 ETH ($6.2 million).

(At the time of the sale, it was worth $6.2 million).

NFT Art Name: Perspective
Digital NFT Artist: Ross Ulbricht
NFT Sold for: $6.2 Million USD
NFT Sold Via: SuperRare (NFT Marketplace)
NFT Buyer: Unrevealed
Blockchain: Ethereum

13. XCOPY’s A Coin For the Ferryman NFT – $6.03 million

A Coin for the Ferryman by XCopy was resold for $6.03 million USD. XCopy’s A Coin for the Ferryman NFT was initially sold in 2018 for 0.5 ETH ($139 at the time of sale) to NFT Marketplace SuperRare user (@0xclipse).
@0xclipse gave the artwork to Superrare user @electricmeat about two years ago.
On November 4, 2021, @electricmeat sold the NFT to @jpeggy for 1330 ETH ($6,032,986.40 at the time of sale).

NFT Art Name: A Coin for the Ferryman
Digital NFT Artist: XCOPY
NFT Sold for: $6.03 Million USD
NFT Sold Via: SuperRare (NFT Marketplace)
NFT Buyer: SuperRare User (@jpeggy)
Blockchain: Ethereum

In conclusion, the collectible market has been around for quite some time now. And it will continue to grow as more people start paying attention to it. Collectibles are a great way to show off your personality and style. They are also a good investment because they can appreciate in value over time.

If you want to look into buying one of these expensive NFTs for yourself, then we recommend checking out our list of the most expensive NFTs ever sold. You might just find something that catches your eye!