NFTs are non-fungible tokens, which caused much bustle on the market over the last month. While people use other digital coins for different purposes, NFTs only give holders ownership over digital artwork or collectibles. However, some experts think that with these tokens, customers will soon be able to buy nondigital art pieces artwork as well.
On the NFT trading platform OpenSea, sales volumes skyrocketed from approximately $5 million in January to over $80 million in February.
Well-known pop culture figures like Logan Paul, Post Malone, and Grimes have begun using NFTs. Furthermore, one of the most elite auction houses in the world, Christie’s, also sold its first NFT artwork last month.
Still, some experts and investors are cautious in their regard to NFTs. That’s understandable, considering that most of those tokens give customers ownership over digital things, like videos or images. So, what’s stopping some other party from gaining access and easily copy or share your purchase if they are good with technology?
Are NFTs secure and valuable?
NFTs are basically the same as Bitcoin in terms of technology. They are also dependent on a blockchain system. However, unlike Bitcoins, NFT gives you ownership of a piece of media, including art, videos, memes, and even tweets.
Furthermore, NFTs are tracked on a blockchain. As the blockchain is an impenetrable system, these tokens can’t be hacked or forged. While Bitcoins are often interchangeable (there are more than 18 million interchangeable BTC, actually), every NFT is unique. There is only one copy of each NFT, so they are, in fact, “non-fungible.” You can’t replace one NFT with the other on a 1-to-1 basis.
People often covet those subjects, which are rare or unique. Nowadays, with so many wealthy collectors, prices can skyrocket to confounding heights. Some pieces bring their owners several hundred million in auctions. NFTs offer such unique artwork, only digital variety. Hence the great price spikes.
However, some art experts argue that physical art pieces have the aura that digital works can’t duplicate. Take Mona Lisa, for example. We can create thousands of perfect copies but non be as valuable or unique as the original. How can digital pieces overcome this disadvantage?
Some artists have already managed that. The key is to create intriguing and extraordinary art and cultivate their aura. Furthermore, NFTs will need a broader ecosystem to become more valuable.
While these tokens are rallying now, it is happening in those structures, which are helping to drive their values. There is a broader market out there, though and NFTs need to become part of it for success.
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