Crypto 101: NFT

One of crypto’s most controversial parts are NFTs. You might have heard about them in the news or from friends, but what exactly are NFTs, and how do they work? Let’s break it down in simple terms.

What Are NFTs?

NFT stands for Non-Fungible Token. Now, don’t let the fancy name scare you. “Non-fungible” simply means that something is unique and can’t be exchanged on a one-to-one basis with something else, like cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin or Ethereum, which are fungible and can be exchanged equally.
Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are unique digital assets that are stored on a blockchain. NFTs can be used to represent ownership of a wide range of items, including digital art, music, videos, and even in-game items.

 

How Do NFTs Work?
Think of NFTs as digital certificates of authenticity.
Here are some characteristics briefly explained, to give a clear understanding of what NFT’s are and how they work.

      1. Unique Items 
        NFTs can represent all sorts of unique digital items, like digital art, music, videos, virtual real estate, in-game items, and even tweets.
      1. Ownership 
        When you buy an NFT, you’re essentially buying ownership of that unique item on the blockchain. It’s like owning a rare collector’s item, but in digital form.
      1. Blockchain Magic 
        The magic happens on the blockchain. The blockchain keeps a record of who owns the NFT and when it was bought or sold. This record is unchangeable and transparent, which means everyone can see who the rightful owner is.
      1. Digital Signatures:
        NFTs use something called digital signatures to prove authenticity. It’s like having a digital signature on a piece of digital art to prove it’s the real deal.

NFTs have a number of potential applications, including:


      1. Digital art
         
        NFTs can be used to represent ownership of digital art. This can help artists to protect their work and to generate revenue from their creations.
          1. Music 
            NFTs can be used to represent ownership of music. This can help musicians to connect directly with their fans and to generate revenue from their music.

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            • Videos 
              NFTs can be used to represent ownership of videos. This can help videographers to protect their work and to generate revenue from their creations.
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              • In-game items

              • NFTs can be used to represent ownership of in-game items. This can allow gamers to buy and sell in-game items in a secure and transparent way.