Non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, have gained popularity in recent years. The predicted market value for NFTs in 2021 was $250 million. Since the introduction of NFTs, its value has seen ups and downs. 

Many famous people are intrigued by this new technology and its potential for investment and love for art. Mark Cuban, Lindsay Lohan, and Paris Hilton are a few examples.

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey sold his first ever tweet as an NFT for more than $2.9 million.

 

What are NFTs?

NFTs are digital artwork that are saved on a blockchain and are unique and cannot be transferred to others.

They can represent both digital and physical assets, including works of art, music, movies, and even real estate. 

 

Why should I be interested in NFTs?

NFTs appeal to some people because they like the artwork, while some may also be attracted by the investment opportunities it offers. It is significant as it allows for the creation of a new category of digital assets that are difficult to fake or copy. 

This has effects on a variety of sectors, including gaming, collectibles, art, and intellectual property.

Because it is a relatively new technology that is rapidly evolving, their value is quite unstable. One can do their own research and invest in things they can afford to lose money on.

 

I want to buy & sell NFT

NFTs can be traded on exchanges that are specifically created for them. NFT exchanges include platforms like OpenSea, Rarible, and SuperRare. It can also be purchased and traded on a variety of online marketplaces, including  social media sites.

NFTs can be purchased using cryptocurrencies like Ethereum, Solana, and others.

 

I want to create an NFT

To create an NFT, you must first create an account on an NFT exchange platform, such as OpenSea. Select the Create option in the OpenSea web app’s profile section, then connect your wallet, for example Metamask

A new window will open once a wallet is connected, allowing you to upload your artwork along with giving it a name and description.

The next step is to list your NFT for sale. In order to do this, you must first decide on a bid price. Post the listing and pay the metamask’s gas fee.

Your NFT has now been created and is prepared for sale.

 

What Nike is doing?

Nike first observed the NFT market before realizing that by appealing to various generations, it could increase brand recognition, brand loyalty, and lifetime revenue.

It began with a string of purchases of NFT manufacturing businesses including RTFKT (pronounced as artifact).

In April 2022, Nike and RTFKT released their first line of digital wearables called CryptoKicks, which featured 20,000 NFTs.

This enabled Nike to earn almost $185 million in revenue. 

 

What gaming companies are doing?

There are gaming platforms that allow people to play and make money. These platforms provide virtual collectibles, a type of NFT, that gamers can sell on the market.

Popular games- 

CryptoKitties It is a collecting game based on NFTs in which the user can own a digital cat with its own unique visual appearance; no two cats are alike. They each have numerous individual characteristics, like tails, spots, and mustaches, that make them special. Even two cats can be bred to create a unique new cat.

Axie Infinity Axie Infinity is a gaming platform where users can make real money by playing games. Players who participate in the game receive the SLP Smooth Love Potion currency, which they can exchange for Fiat currency. All axies are in the form of NFTs, which users can sell on the market place or even breed to create new axes.

Gods UnchainedIn gods unchained, each player begins the game with a free welcome set of cards. Once they collect those free cards, players can join a match against another player and use their cards to play the game. The players are the owners of cards that are in the form of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) which can be sold on NFT exchange platforms.

 

Who else is using NFTs?

 

Music

Musicians can save their works in the form of NFTs, including copyright information and the option to charge, each time their music is played.

 

Sports

People are obsessed with the greatest sporting moments, therefore sports telecasters are turning them into NFTs and selling them on the web. A well-known example is the NBA, which has a platform for selling the top players’ moments, and fans have spent more than $300 million to buy their NFT.

 

Future

The development of digital technology and its practical applications has advanced significantly with the invention and use of NFTs. The future of NFTs comes with various possibilities such as- 

eCommerce platforms

Digital NFTs can be used to sell physical things in e-commerce, and NFTs can be obtained by purchasing physical goods.

Virtual world travel

Metaverse trip tickets in the form of NFTs for virtual world travel and entry to monuments.

eGovernance Services

NFTs can be used to issue registration certificates, licenses, and property deeds.