It’s easy to forget quite how young the NFT space is. One of the most popular projects out there, the Bored Ape Yacht Club, only came onto the scene in 2021. That year, the market exploded, with nearly $41 billion of crypto spent on NFT marketplaces — CryptoPunk #7523 sold for $11.7 million, Bored Ape #3562 sold for more than $1.6 million, and Cool Cat #1490 sold for $1.4 million.
These projects might have seen significant financial successes, but which of the world’s most expensive NFT collections also have staying power?
We’re here to find out. We examined the most expensive projects in the space to uncover what drives their perceived and intrinsic value. We also tapped a few experts for their thoughts on how these projects need to evolve in order to stand the test of time.
This list appears in no particular order.
A collection of 24×24 pixelated punky-looking images, CryptoPunks is arguably the most…