Cryptopunks Floor Price Surpasses BAYC’s: Battle of the Blue-chips!

    Everyone’s been crying ever since the nft market crash, except the punks. Cryptopunks floor price surpassed BAYC’s due to the latter’s drop. The punks are now the most valuable NFTs, in terms of floor price. Let’s dive right in the market’s analysis. 

    Cryptopunks Floor Price Change

    Cryptopunks floor price is now the leading among all NFT projects. But, has it always been this way? The highest cryptopunks floor price was 122,5 ETH on August 30th 2021 (approx $395,307 then) according to nft floor price (chart). 

    However, the punks’ current floor price stands at 66.79 ETH (around $79,737 based on the ETH rate now). That’s a 45.47% drop since August 2021. 

    That is a notable decrease but given the state of the market, it’s only natural. Since the peak of NFTs in 2021, the non-fungibles have been struggling amidst loss in values and market crashes. Moreover, CryptoPunks’ 24 hour trading volume is 778.19 ETH with 11 sales. In the last 24 hours, the price floor of CryptoPunks is up 0.44%.

    Now, let’s compare the two blue-chip projects together.

    Cryptopunks Floor Price vs BAYC’s

    Cryptopunks’ floor price is facing a way less dramatic drop than BAYC’s (60%). In fact, Cryptopunks are doing much better. If you look at the chart below from coingecko:

    Chart Analysis

    • BAYC’s floor price: Severe crash 
    • CryptoPunks’ floor price: Increase followed by a stability

    Now, let’s take these charts and dissect them. 

    BAYC and Cryptopunks Floor Price Analysis

    Cryptopunks floor price
    Source: coingecko

    As you can see, for the past month, cryptopunks floor price and BAYC’s have been head to head for a while with the apes always leading. On November 4th 2022, the punks managed to surpass the apes leading with a floor price of 68.86 ETH when BAYC had a floor price of 66 ETH.

    However, BAYC were back in the lead with major fluctuations from cryptopunks’ side. Up until recently, around November 9th 2022, where everything went downhill. As the NFT market crashed with the FTX drama rising, both projects experienced a drop.

    The thing is, Cryptopunks managed to recover when the bored ape yacht club was still struggling. We previously discussed why the BAYC’s floor price is dropping. You can read about it here if you’re interested. 

    Community Battle: Punks or Apes?

    Now that we looked at the numbers, let’s check the people. Because these two projects are the most successful and valuable in the community, big investors usually own tokens from both. According to nftinit, 625 CryptoPunks owners have 1453 Bored Ape Yacht Club. Well, ironically, both of these projects are owned by YugaLabs. So, if anyone’s benefiting, you know who.

    Also, just so you know how harsh BAYC’s floor price drop is, Justin Bieber’s ape that was once worth $1.3M is now worth $69k only. Moreover, in terms of community, NFT fans seem to be preferring cryptopunks over BAYC. Some even said, prior to the crash, that it was only a matter of time before punks surpassed the apes. 


    The NFT market is ever-changing, with unexpected crashes and surges every now and then. Cryptopunks floor price has surpassed BAYC’s after a head-to-head battle for a while. All we gotta say is, the market and NFT updates can be overwhelming especially lately. However, if you want to stay updated without losing your sanity, subscribe to our newsletter to always be in the loop! 


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