Back to contents
Magazine | PREMIUM CONTENT

ALL ABOUT NFT!

May/14/2022 / by SARAH KAPADIA
Everything you need to know about the newest digital token in town, NFT — for the uninitiated!

The term “non-fungible token” refers to a token that is not fungible or is unique and cannot be replaced. Non-fungible is an economic word that can be used to objects like furniture, music files, and computers. Because of their unique features, some goods cannot be substituted by other items.

NFTs are digital tokens that may be used to indicate ownership of one-of-a-kind goods. They enable us to tokenize items such as artwork, valuables, and even real estate. They can only have one official owner at a time, and they’re protected by the Ethereum blockchain, which means no one can change the ownership record or create a new NFT.

As a representation of digital or non-digital assets, an NFT is created from digital items. An NFT might, for example, represent:

Art in the Digital Age:

  • GIFs
  • Collectibles
  • Music
  • Videos

Item from the Real World:

  • Deeds to a vehicle
  • Tickets to a live event in the real world
  • Invoices that have been tokenized
  • Documents of legal significance
  • Signatures

There are a plethora of new possibilities to explore!

Here are a few of the top NFT’s of all time – 

Jack Dorsey’s First tweet:

In 2021, Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter and Square, sold his first tweet as a non-fungible token for more than $2.9 million. Dorsey initially made the tweet on March 21, 2006, with the phrase “just putting up my twttr.”

Axie Infinity:

Sky Mavis, a Vietnamese gaming studio, created Axie Infinity, an NFT-based game. The game contains its own environment, which includes a variety of Axies, which are little creatures. Axies may be bred, raised, traded, and battled with other players or teams in this game. The game’s game-play loop is likewise comparable to that of the Pokemon franchise. This game has grown so much through NFT’s that to enter you need to spend at least 200 dollars on each little creature compared to only paying 10 dollars a few years ago.

Bored Ape Yatch Club

The Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC), a popular collection of 10,000 individual bored apes produced by Yuga Labs, has earned more than $1 billion in total sales, with celebrities flocking to the NFTs bandwagon. The milestone was reached just a few days into the new year, according to CryptoSlam.

CryptoPunks

In the form of an NFT, a CryptoPunk is a 24×24 pixel, 8-bit-style unique avatar. In 2017, software engineers Matt Hall and John Watkinson undertook an experiment that resulted in their product. The two sought to build a software application that could generate hundreds of different avatars. A total of 10,000 avatars were created as a result of the program.

Music has recently been included in the NFT world. Non-fungible tokens swept the industry last year. Hundreds of singers and musicians, including youthful multi-hyphenate artists like Grimes and iconic bands like the Rolling Stones, were drawn to the new technology. Some of these artists have made millions of dollars by selling tokenized copies of their tunes, digital art, or bundles of virtual and real-world products.

Then there’s the tendency of the entertainment sector becoming more democratic. Emerging fan-fueled equity crowd funding is one of the most visible forms of it. It’s essentially music investing for the people. Imagine investing in a kickstarter campaign for your favorite musician and receiving a share of the proceeds instead of goods or concert tickets. It works well for famous musicians with a multimillion fan base, exactly as NFTs, allowing them to generate funds for songs and albums with a single social media post.

Web3 is a catch-all phrase for a collection of diverse concepts aimed at cutting out the huge middlemen on the internet. Navigating the web in this new era no longer entails signing up for Facebook, Google, or Twitter. Think about it like this: Web1 represents a baby just starting to understand concepts and develop the basic systems. Web1 consisted of only the internet. But then as we become teenagers there are significant changes. Web1 becomes Web2 and implements the ideas of social media. Finally, you mature into a responsible adult. Web2 is on the verge of transforming into Web3, with the basic premise of being decentralized, rather than being controlled by governments and corporations, as the internet is now. To some way, tied to the concept of the “metaverse.”

Facebook recently changed its name to Meta and stated that its first aim will be to create the “metaverse,” a digital future in which everyone lives, interacts, and collaborates in virtual reality.

“Robust interoperability” is one of the company’s declared principles, which means that customers may effortlessly move their accounts or avatars from site to site or service to service rather than having to log in to separate accounts managed by different corporations every time they visit a new site.

That is also one of Web3’s ideals.

Here are some of my personal favorite NFT’s:

  1. Adam Bomb Squad -The Hundreds’ Adam Bomb Squad is an NFT project that includes 25,000 unique bomb combinations and accompanying backgrounds from our history over the last two decades. The Adam Bomb Squad NFTs are now available to purchase. I found their idea extremely innovative and alluring. The bombs present for auctioning are super artistic and cute! Buying their NFT also comes with a lot of perks such as early access to The Hundreds drops and Free ABS-exclusive Adam Bomb Squad T-shirt.
  2. Holders of Crypto Baristas get caffeinated perks for life at all future cafe spaces. Crypto Barista holders (Caffeine Club) will be in charge of 15% of all funds, which will be used in the coffee industry. Season 2 deals will be available to current Crypto Barista holders first, before the general public.

You have successfully subscribed to the newsletter

There was an error while trying to send your request. Please try again.

Seema will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing.