The early history of NFTs, part 4 — Game sprites on the blockchain: CryptoPunks

CryptoPunks was one of the earliest crypto collectibles on the Ethereum blockchain, following Curio Cards by six weeks. 

The launch on June 9, 2017, didn’t go as smoothly as planned. A horrible bug in the code meant buyers could take the seller’s Punk — and their money back too!

Larva Labs, the firm behind the project, was able to fix the problem, but it came back to haunt them years later in the form of V1 Punks. 

This is an early draft for our book, which David just posted over on his blog. [David Gerard]

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