The CryptoPunks are 10,000 pixelated unique generated characters. Originally, they could be claimed for free by anybody with an Ethereum wallet. They are one of the early examples of NFTs, created in 2017 by Larva Labs. They are one of the most recognizable NFTs, having appeared in a large number of press articles and being sold at the auction house Christie’s. In comparison to other NFTs, crypto punks don’t have utility, except storing value by being a collectable. Nevertheless, Cryptopunks are the NFTs with the highest trading volume of all time, and also still get traded regularly.