Visa Just Bought a CryptoPunk: What’s the Big Deal?

Published on
August 24th, 2021
Duration
8 minutes


Visa Just Bought a CryptoPunk: What’s the Big Deal?

The Interview - Crypto ·
Featuring Elaine Ly & Ash Bennington

Published on: August 24th, 2021 • Duration: 8 minutes

The character is CryptoPunk #7610. She's got a brown mohawk, green eyes, and red lips. The CryptoPunk collection consists of 10,000 characters, all rendered in a 24x24 pixel, 8-bit-style, developed by the American studio Larva Labs. One CryptoPunk can be worth more than 10 million — but what does it all mean when financial giant Visa enters the NFT space by purchasing a CryptoPunk worth around $150,000 dollars? Real Vision's Elaine Ly speaks with senior crypto editor Ash Bennington on how this will affect the NFT space going forward.

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