What Are NFTs and Should You Invest In Them?

The world is changing dramatically.  Currency is no longer just in the form of money, and purchases are no longer just in the form of tangible items.  Now there is a cryptocurrency and NFTs (non-fungible token).  

Are you confused by NFTs?  You are not alone, and we will clear some confusion up.  

What are NFTs?

NFTs, by definition, are non-fungible tokens.  Non-fungible means no actual exchange takes place.  A fungible transaction is when something is exchanged, such as paying cash for a tangible item or trading a $20 bill for two $10 bills.  

Think about going to the grocery store.  At the grocery store, the customer shops with money, and that money are “traded” for grocery items.  Non-fungible items are one of a kind and unique and cannot trade for anything of similar value.  

Consider one of a kind painting by Leonardo Davinci. There is no second one, and copies or prints are neither original nor valued similarly.  The original is priceless and to prove ownership through the ethereum blockchain is worth a great deal of money to investors.  

Purchases include receiving a digital certificate of ownership, and these prove ownership of physical or digital assets.  

How Do NFTs Work?

Blockchains are digitally stored records that maintain a shared ledger with ownership and, most commonly, the ethereum blockchain.  There are also contracts for that ownership, and those are “smart contracts.”  These contracts allow artists to get a royalty on future sales since they are all digitally stored records.  

How Is Value Determined?

First of all, just about anyone can make their one-of-a-kind piece of work available as an NFT.  Musicians, artists, and meme creators have been doing so, and this is in the spotlight since they have resulted in some cases in multi-million dollar sales.  

The market determines value.  The market is so new, and it is full of exciting possibilities resulting in massive sales and prices.  

NFT Sustainability

NFTs suffer similar future predictions as cryptocurrency.  A tremendous amount of power is required to maintain cryptocurrency and blockchains.  The central question is whether or not the power consumption rate is sustainable worldwide and its impact on climate change.  

In broad terms, the world is becoming more reliant on digital activities, and these activities are growing exponentially at a rate that needs innovative ways to be sustainable. Indeed, this will happen because the economy’s positive impact is critical in these pandemic days ahead of us.  

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NFT Concerns

One of the questions with NFT stops a person from copying the piece of art that is purchased?  In reality, nothing prevents someone from copying it, but at that point, it is just a print.  There is only one original, and the original holds the digital certificate of ownership.  

 

One Comment

  • gloria patterson

    This is a lot of information and I cannot say that I really understand it. Sometimes I think it is my age that leaves me shaking my head

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