NFTs are becoming increasingly popular, with some even selling for extremely high prices.
At a virtual auction in March, an artist known as Beeple sold a collage of 5,000 NFTs for $69 million. At Christie’s, a well-known auction house, it became the third-highest sum ever paid by a living artist.
Vignesh Sundaresen, also known as Metakovan, the buyer, claims he would have paid considerably more for it.
In a CNBC interview, Sundaresen remarked that this is a big work in art history and that these things often take time for people to realize or recognize that.
Digital art is made at the crossroads of art and technology, according to one NFT artist; however, it lacks proof of authenticity.
It is clear that many people believe that you get magic when you combine the blockchain and digital art.
NFTs are a new technology that creative sectors are adopting to sell art without the assistance of galleries or middlemen, according to the co-founder of Bitbasel, Jorge Cortes.
What Are NFTs?
NFT is an acronym for non-fungible tokens.
You can use the term ‘tokens’ to refer to assets or cryptocurrencies that function on crypto blockchains, such as NFTs.
Fungibility refers to the ability to be exchanged for similar items or assets, such as commodities, precious metals, corporate stock, and currencies.
Money is an excellent illustration of fungibility, as a one-dollar bill may easily be converted into 10 dimes or four quarters.
When you have something that is non-fungible, it can’t be duplicated or replaced.
What Is NFT Art?
According to Cortes, NFT art is a collectible, one-of-a-kind, and non-transferable digital asset.
Every NFT is one-of-a-kind in terms of their creative design, making them restricted and unusual.
NFTs are valuable since the transaction establishes ownership of the artwork. When you own an NFT, you have the option of keeping it or waiting for it to rise in value before selling or trading it.
In 2021, NFT trades totaled more than $23 billion, with volume up 38,000% year over year.
How to Buy and Sell NFT Art
To buy or sell NFTs, buyers or sellers must first determine the blockchain on which the transaction is going to take place. The blockchain must then be stored in a secure digital wallet.
You can use a variety of wallets to purchase NFTS using digital currencies.
Several NFT marketplaces, such as Rarible, OpenSea, and Mintable, allow buyers and sellers to link digital wallets to post and buy NFTs.
To entice potential buyers, many digital artists promote their work on social networking networks such as Instagram.
@Soyfira said, “I just dropped my three NFTs, and one NFT collector told me ‘I just looked at your Instagram, and I love it. I wanna be your first NFT collector.” Furthermore, she added, “And then another girl again looked at my Instagram, I wanna be the second, third and sold out.”
Guess what? @Soyfira was mentioned in a Forbes article just two days later on how she sold her first digital art in less than 24 hours.
One of her NFTs sold for two Ethers, which was worth over $9,000 at the time.
While certain platforms do not charge any fees to post NFTs, others do charge a “gas fee,” which is used to compensate miners and others who work on the blockchain to keep it running and growing.
The “gas price” is also affected by network congestion. Thus, the more individuals who are buying, posting, and selling at the same moment, the more expensive it becomes.
NFT drops are similar to limited-edition designer drops in the world of fashion, and they have allowed artists to reach far larger audiences that they would not have been able to reach otherwise.
@Soyfira added that “This technology is the present, not the future, so it gives you more power in your heart to continue doing it and continue learning.”
What’s your take on the NFT world? It can sound a little confusing at first; however, it is definitely something worth looking into. Almost everyone, from successful business people to celebrities, and even the person in your office, is trying to get their foot in the NFT door.