I’m sure you’ve heard of the phrase “money can’t buy happiness,” but what if it could? In a world full of digital scarcity, where we can take an object from one part of the internet and put it in another, there’s a growing demand for collectibles that can only be held by one person at once. These “non-fungible tokens” are called NFTs (pronounced enfts). They’re not just for Beanie Babies and baseball cards anymore! Nowadays you can find anything from fine art to Bitcoin forks being sold as NFTs on sites like OpenSea. Here are some examples:
Beeple’s “Everydays: The First 5000 Days”
The most expensive piece is a digital painting by Beeple, a digital artist who specializes in portraits of animals and humans. His piece “Everydays: The First 5000 Days” depicts his daughter growing up over the course of five years, as each day passes she becomes more and more like her mother. While the $1.2 million price tag may seem high at first glance, consider this: At current market value, it would take an estimated $15 million to buy each day separately! So if you want to own your own copy of this masterpiece (and why wouldn’t you?), don’t get discouraged by the cost—just start saving now!
Justin Sun’s “Verisart CryptoPunk”
- Verisart CryptoPunk*
In the year 2026, a Crypto Punk named “Cobra Snake” rose to internet fame by selling his works on NFTs. The most expensive of his paintings reportedly sold for $1 million.
Justin Sun’s “Verisart CryptoPunk” is a digital representation of an artwork that was created in 2026 by Cobra Snake (also known as @Cobra_Snake). At auction, it sold for $1 million USD — making it the most expensive NFT transaction ever recorded and one of the highest prices ever paid on any kind of collectible or art piece.
Mike Winkelmann’s “Crossroad”
The most expensive NFT sold for more than its estimated value, going for $1.2 million in an auction.
- “Crossroad” was sold by Winkelmann, a former VP of Magic: The Gathering and founder of Fortnite developer Epic Games, to an unnamed buyer at the Polygon Luxe sale in Las Vegas on April 5th. The work is part of his Eternal Return series and is based on the Greek myth that says each person will live an identical life to their previous one until they reach perfection. In this case, it’s not just your own past you’ll see but also other people’s—and as a result of that time travel experience, you might start seeing yourself differently too.*
Kevin Abosch’s “IAMA Coin”
- IAMA Coin
IAMA Coin is a digital art piece that was created by artist Kevin Abosch. It is a 1-of-1 cryptographically verified and verifiable digital art piece, meaning that there can only be one copy of it ever made. The coin was sold at an auction in Hong Kong on March 24th, 2019 for $1 million USD (or roughly 591 BTC). The buyer has not been revealed yet but we can assume they’re someone with deep pockets who understands the value of cryptocurrency investments.
Jack Dorsey’s first tweet
Jack Dorsey’s first tweet has been sold on eBay for $1,000,000.
The money raised will go to charity as part of a limited-edition print run of just 24 copies.
Dorsey tweeted the original picture of the shoe in 2006, when he was attempting to create an SMS service that would allow users to send images through their phones.
NBA Top Shot’s “Michael Jordan’s Last Shot in 1998 Finals”
NBA Top Shot’s “Michael Jordan’s Last Shot in 1998 Finals” sold for $1.75 million at the NBA Auction to a collector from Hong Kong. This is more than five times higher than the previous record set by the same auction house for a similar item in 2017, which was only $400,000.
NBA Top Shot said that this record-breaking price is due to how rare it is for any athlete’s memorabilia to be sold outside of North America and China—which can now be done safely on NFT smart contracts thanks to blockchain technology!
NFTs have sold for a lot of money.
You’re probably wondering, “What are the most valuable NFTs?” And you might be asking yourself, “How much has a NFT sold for?” Well, I’m here to tell you all about it. First off, let’s talk about the top five most expensive things that have ever been sold in CryptoKitties (which is a very popular game where users buy and sell digital cats on the blockchain).
The first place goes to #1: The Founder Cat! A cat that was released by CryptoKitties during its early beta stages with this description: “This is one of our founding father cats.” It was sold in December 2018 for $190k USD ($198k CAD at current exchange rates). That’s a lot of money for one little kitty!
Second place goes to #2: La Belle Chat Noir (or “The Black Cat”). This feline was also released during the early days of CryptoKitties as a limited edition cat with only 1 copy available on sale. You guessed it—that copy sold for $129k USD ($132k CAD). Third place goes to #3: Forever Alone Cat which was sold for $96k USD ($100k CAD) after being listed at an auction site called ArtByte Auctions where people could bid on art pieces created by artists around the world using cryptocurrency payment systems like Bitcoin or Ethereum. Fourth place goes up now—
NFTs are an exciting new way to play and collect games. They can make games more accessible, help players build their collections without spending real-world money, and make trading easier. NFTs are also a great opportunity for us at Devcom as we look forward to what comes next in the world of blockchain gaming!