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NFTs had a rollercoaster year. 
After reaching a total trading volume of nearly $6 billion in January, the excitement waned, and total trading volume hovered near $1 billion in the third quarter, according to DappRadar.
But that doesn’t mean people have stopped buying NFTs. In fact, several of the most expensive ever were sold in 2022, including these:
Sold for 16,593 ETH/$20.1 million as of Dec. 21
Created by anonymous digital artist Pak, this NFT was sold in February to AssangeDAO. It reflects the number of days Julian Assange has been held in London’s Belmarsh Prison. Proceeds from the sale were donated to help the WikiLeaks founder’s legal defense.
And @AssangeDAO acquires Clock for 16593 ETH.

100% will go to Wau Holland Foundation that supports Julian Assange's defence.
Sold for 8,000 ETH/$9.7 million as of Dec. 21
Deepak Thapliya, the CEO of blockchain infrastructure company Chain, bought the most expensive CryptoPunk of the year in February. The profile picture NFT features an alien with blue skin and a dark blue bandana. Among the 10,000 CryptoPunks in the collection, it’s one of the only aliens. CryptoPunk NFTs are some of the oldest and most expensive in the market, with an overall price floor of 63.5 ETH, or about $77,000.
Sold for 2,501 ETH/$3.03 million as of Dec. 21
The CryptoPunk collection again made an appearance among the year’s top-five most expensive NFTs with this profile picture-style image of an ape with a cowboy hat. It was purchased in February by Robert Leshner, CEO of Compound Labs. A miniscule 0.24% of the 10,000 CryptoPunks are apes, and only 1% of them are wearing cowboy hats.
Punk 5577 bought for 2,501 ETH ($7,704,080.16 USD) by 0xcfc505 from 0x9c9113. #cryptopunks #ethereum
Sold for 2,250 ETH/$2.7 million as of Dec. 21
More than 3,000 people contributed about $6.75 million at the time to buy an NFT of the Ukrainian flag in March, following Russia’s invasion. The effort was spearheaded by UkraineDAO, an organization formed by Russian art collector Nadya Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot, NFT studio Trippy Labs, and PleasrDAO members. The decentralized organization donated the proceeds of the auction to Come Back Alive, a group that supports the Ukrainian army.

Thank you to all who supported our project 🙏

Next steps: POAP for all those who donated to partybid, work with Come Back Alive on safely transferring funds

You may still donate ETH directly to ukrainedao.eth
Sold for 1,630 ETH/$1.9 million as of Dec. 21
Bought by the anonymous collector @rarecollector3000 in January, this NFT by XCOPY depicts a deathly figure carrying a man across the River Styx.
1/ In XCOPY's work, “All Time High in the City,” the grim reaper rows a trader through a sea of blood.

Minted on April 8th, 2018. A day when ETH is priced at $400. Just weeks earlier, it was $1400.

A bloody ride is right…
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