What is an NFT?An NFT, which stands for non-fungible token, is a unique unit of data employing technology that allows digital content—from videos to songs to images—to become logged and authenticated on cryptocurrency blockchains, primarily Ethereum. Once content is logged onto the blockchain, every transaction from transfers to sales is recorded on-chain, creating an easily accessible ledger of provenance and price history.
How does NFT work?Typically, creators (or, if you prefer, artists) will mint their work on an NFT marketplace, which includes platforms like OpenSea, SuperRare, Nifty Gateway, Foundation, and many others. Minting is the act of creating an NFT, which means creating a smart contract that will be stored on the blockchain.
What are some of the challenges with NFTs?While NFTs have had a positive impact on many artists, there isn’t enough data available yet to see if NFTs are benefiting the many or just a select few. Detractors call NFTs a Ponzi scheme. The only comprehensive study of NFTs published so far collected prices from 2017 to April 2021, and reported that $15 was the average sale price of 75 percent of NFTs, with only 1 percent of NFTs reaching prices higher than $1,500. This data, however, should be taken with a grain of salt. It is heavily skewed because the majority of its data points hail from a time before NFTs were adopted at the current scale.
NFT Use Cases. An artistic movement? A medium? A genre?Yes and no. Digital art, new media art, software, and blockchain art all represent genres that take advantage of varying specific digital mediums. Work created through any digital medium, or even traditional mediums, can become an NFT. However, there are cases when an artist will use blockchain and smart contracts to create the artwork itself, and it is in these cases only that NFTs represent a medium. Notably, it is only under these circumstances that the rift between smart contract and artwork are healed, because they are one and the same.
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