Buying guide

If you are thinking of buying an unsig, here are some things to keep in mind!

Rule #1

Pick an unsig you really, really like.

Really.

What to look for

Unlike most CNFTs on the market, unsigned_algorithms are notoriously difficult to evaluate where rarity is concerned because each piece is unique, but there are some statistics on how frequently certain patterns occur in the collection. Information presented here is NOT intended as investment advice.

Basic questions

How many properties does it have? (1-6)

Is it part of a named form collection? (e.g., “Butterflies,” or “Zig-zags”)

Is it part of a named color collection? (e.g., “Twilights”)

How many output colors (OC) does it have? (1-64)

Additional considerations

Has it been sold before?

Does it have an assessment certificate? Some unsig owners have purchased assessment certificates from CNFT_art, which documents the rarity and value assigned by the group, based on a number of factors.

Does it have matches? One quality of unsigs that is attractive to many buyers and holders is the potential they have for matching along faces of other unsigs, and can be used to create a larger composition.

Helpful resources

  • Collection checker (below)
  • Collection quicksheet (below)
  • unsig_hunters – the Matchbox and Wonderbox tools
    • Find matching unsigs, and those that are also for sale
  • 007 bot in the unsigned_algorithms Discord server
    • “/unsig” command for number of properties, previous sales, assessment certificates, and more
    • “/matches” command for finding potential matches with other unsigs

Collection checker

Collection quicksheet

There are 31,119 unsigs in the entire collection.

Properties

Unsigs have 0 to 6 properties.

PropertiesCount of unsigsPct of collection
01 unique
115 0.05%
2246 0.79%
32164 6.95%
49553 30.70%
514575 46.84%
64565 14.67%

Form collections

ExampleNameCount of unsigs
Basketballs492
Butterflies34
Diffusers (Diagonals)831
Hourglasses759
No liners311
Rivers752
Quasars39
Single Beams183
Single Bulbs1,191
Single Diamonds (H)98
Single Diamonds (V)42
Single Posts253
Single Spears140
Stars249
Tic-tac-toes118
Tornados436
Triple Beams237
Triple Bulbs978
Triple Crosses51
Triple Diamonds (H)77
Triple Diamonds (V)42
Triple Posts357
Triple Spears119
Veins864
Windmills140
Windows46
Pyramids (X)209
Zig-zags (H)147
Zig-zags (V)60

Color collections

Color collections are sets of unsigs grouped together by the combination of colors that are visible.

NameCount of unsigs
Twilights423

Output colors

Output colors (OC) are the number of colors present in the unsig at a pixel-by-pixel level, from 1-64. It is sometimes difficult to tell exactly how many colors are present due to gradient effects, but some distinctive features are more present in some OC counts than others.

Number of OCCount of unsigs
11
215
30
4112
50
684
76
8966
987
1048
1130
12132
1348
1454
1536
163879
17108
18144
1918
20132
210
2248
230
24880
25156
26120
270
28587
290
3066
3148
329576
33252
34615
350
366
3746
3816
3996
40574
4128
420
4312
44186
450
4630
4730
48156
49336
50645
5132
5232
5316
5436
5596
560
5754
5818
5924
60100
610
6284
6396
6410122