Sale details: This rare “Joker” Tpunk was purchased by TRON founder Justin Sun in August 2021. Sun is well-versed in the NFT space. He was an active bidder on Beeple’s Everydays: the First 5,000 Days, but he was outbid by $250,000 at the last minute.

Why it’s valuable: In the NFT space, it often seems that imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. To this end, it’s no surprise that the Tpunks NFT collection was inspired by — you guessed it — the famous NFT collection known as CryptoPunks. Consisting of 10,000 avatars on the Tron blockchain, as far as derivatives go, Tpunks is definitely in the top tier.

June 2021.