Visa Takes First Step Into NFTs With CryptoPunk Purchase for Almost $150K
8 min ago•1 min read•NFT
Visa has bought a female CryptoPunk for around $150,000, taking a step into the non-fungible token (NFT) market.Visa bought CryptoPunk 7610 on Aug. 19, the payments technology company announced Monday.CryptoPunks, of which 10,000 have been minted, are considered to be the original NFTs. CryptoPunk 7610 is one of 3,840 "female" punks.A collection of nine rare CryptoPunks that were among the first 1,000 minted fetched almost $17 million in an auction at Christie's in May this year.
UPDATE (AUG 23, 11:41 UTC): Adds first NFT purchase to headline.Source