Chain CEO Deepak Thapliyal buys Alien CryptoPunk #5822 for $23.7M (8,000 ETH). Highest CryptoPunk sale ever. Bam.

  • Just when you thought you would enjoy a quiet Saturday before the Super Bowl, Chain CEO Deepak Thapliyal sent everyone a reminder how OG the CryptoPunks are.
  • Thapliyal bought Alien CryptoPunk #5822 for $23.7 million or 8,000 ETH, making it the highest sale of a CryptoPunk ever, more than 3 times the second highest sale at $10.26M for CryptoPunk #4156.
  • According to Rarity Tools, CryptoPunk #5822 is the eighth rarest CryptoPunk in the collection of 10,000. 9 of the Top 10 rarest CryptoPunks are Aliens.
  • After a tumultuous week for Larva Labs, the creator of the CryptoPunks, which is engaged in a legal dispute with the V1 Punks owners [click here], Thapliyal’s major purchase must be seen as welcome news.