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NFTs Frequently Asked Questions

NFTs Frequently Asked Questions

NFTs Demystified! | What Are NFTs?

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Hey there , I am sure you have come across this term or buzzword or acronym around especially online and you could be wondering, what exactly are NFTs. Just sit tight!

What we are going to discuss is a blockchain-related technology, first read my blockchain blog to get the basics if you are a newbie.

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Today, I will answer most of your questions in order for you to fully grasp the idea, but remember for you to be able to understand this; You might need to get involved in the NFT World.

image.png The GIF file below is The historic Nyan Cat that was turned into an NFT and was recently sold for $600,000 at auction. If that comes as a shock, then it might be time to reconsider your definition of fine art and begin to explore the world of crypto and NFTs.

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NFTs are "one-of-a-kind" assets in the digital world that can be bought and sold like any other piece of property, but which have no tangible form of their own. The digital tokens can be thought of as certificates of ownership for virtual or physical assets.

image.png The process of turning your work into an NFT is known as "minting" which refers to the act of creating a new token on the Blockchain that will forever be attached to that content.

When an artist mints a new NFT, they attach a built-in commission (usually 10-30%) that they will receive any time that work is resold in the future.

image.png Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter and Square, sold his first tweet as an NFT, or nonfungible token, for over $2.9 million earlier this year when the bidding ended on the Valuables platform, which is run by Cent, a blockchain-powered social media network.

Why are people buying NFTs ?

One of the obvious benefits of buying art is it lets you financially support artists you like, and that's true with NFTs (which are way trendier than, like, Telegram stickers).

Buying an NFT also usually gets you some basic usage rights, like being able to post the image online or set it as your profile picture.

Why do people pay so much for NFTs ?

Belief in the tech. First and foremost, NFT investors see long-term value in them and believe they will appreciate over time. NFTs are digital assets and can be anything online, such as art, collectibles and even memes.

An NFT is just a pointer - could contain a URL or just a number used by its smart contract. The artwork is just pointed to, it's not on the blockchain.

Can a tweet be an NFT ?

You can buy any tweet NFTs from the creator or someone else who bought them from the creator. The NFTs can be purchased and sold with the cryptocurrency Ethereum (ETH), but in order to keep an idea of what anything is worth, they also display the prices in USD.

I love Cent for selling NFT Tweets

Are NFTs just pictures only ?

image.png They are unique digital assets that live on blockchain technology. They can be music clips, videos, animations, digitized artwork, photos, or even a ticket to an event, such as a movie, that took place at a specific time.

How do NFTs gain value ?

NFTs with a high ownership history value are often created or issued by famous artists or companies with a strong brand.

image.png There are two ways to increase value. First is to co-operate with companies or individuals with a strong brand to issue NFT tokens. That naturally brings traffic and users to the ecosystem.

What is a Non-Fungible Token ?

If fungible items can easily be replaced by an identical item, then non-fungible items can't be. They are unique. Money is fungible, my 10$ is same value as your 10$.

image.png Another example of a non-fungible item is a plane ticket. It contains specific information; what airline, where the flight is going, what time the flight departs, what seat you have.

Is NFTs secure ?

Are they safe to use? In general, buying and owning NFTs are as safe as buying and owning cryptocurrency. You need to read more about my blockchain blog

How do I create an NFT ?

Well, this majorly depends on the platform you are using to create one or to mint or trade. The common steps are;

遁ick your item.
遊hoose your blockchain.
酬et up your digital wallet.
酬elect your NFT marketplace.
酩pload your file.
酬et up the sales process.

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Can you make money from NFTs ?

Just like unique art pieces, NFTs can be sold for money or cryptocurrencies. It's worth noting that the token's asset transfer, just like any other crypto asset transfer, will be recorded on a blockchain.

Is Bitcoin an NFT ?

The word non-fungible means one of a kind, and so NFTs are unique and cannot be replicated or replaced with anything else. For example, Bitcoin is not an NFT. But a one-of-a-kind piece of art is non-fungible.

What do you get when you buy an NFT ?

Since an NFT can only have one owner at any one time, when you buy an NFT, you purchase the exclusive ownership of a particular digital asset.

However, this doesn't mean that you own the exclusive rights as to who gets to look at or share that particular artwork.

Where can I sell NFTs ?

There are already many online platforms available on which you can make and sell NFTs. Popular NFT auction platforms include:

逾penSea.
鄗arible.
酬uperRare.
達oundation.
農tomicMarket.
遍yth Market.
運akerySwap.
遏nownOrigin.

Which NFT marketplace is best ?

OpenSea is the original peer-to-peer NFT marketplace, and far and away the largest.

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At the time of writing, it has a total trading volume of over $6.5 billion (according to analytics platform DappRadar), offering NFTs of everything from in-game items and collectibles, to artwork, music, GIFs, and more.

How much does NFT cost on OpenSea ?

After setting up your NFT, select Sell on the top right to be taken to the listing page. You'll be taken to the listing page, where you can choose the price and type of sale. A "Fixed Price" sale is one where the price stays fixed.
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What is the best NFT App ?

There are plenty of NFT apps for Android like:
農lphaWallet
遊urate
遂njin
遍athWallet
遍etaMask

What is an NFT wallet ?

An NFT wallet is a cryptocurrency wallet that supports the blockchain protocol NFTs are built on. It also needs to support the currency you'll buy NFTs with, such as Ether (CRYPTO: ETH). Since the vast majority of NFTs use the Ethereum blockchain, most Ethereum wallets will work.

What are the risks of NFTs ?

These fake NFT stores are a massive risk because they might sell NFTs not even present in the digital world.

image.png On top of that, there are chances of counterfeit NFTs being sold on a fake NFT store. Another risk is where someone is impersonating a famous NFT artist and selling fake NFTs. Read More

What happens when you buy an NFT ?

When someone buys an NFT from the creator, they obtain ownership in the sense that it becomes their property.

After all, an NFT is a digital certificate of ownership representing the purchase of a digital asset, traceable on the blockchain. But the NFT holder does not have any other rights to the work.

Why should you invest in NFT ?

A person buying NFT can sell it to someone else and the blockchain, like a ledger, will always record the creator's name and those of subsequent owners. One of the important highlights of the NFTs is that this would open new opportunities for musicians, artists and also investors.

How hard is it to create an NFT ?

Creating your own NFT artwork, whether it be a GIF or an image, is a relatively straightforward process and doesn't require extensive knowledge of the crypto industry.

image.png NFT artwork can also be used to create collectibles like sets of digital cards.

How much does it cost to create an NFT ?

Technically, there is no particular amount that goes on how much does it cost to make an NFT. You have to pay for features and ether gas at the given steps. More

How do you keep your NFTs safe ?

Tip : Use a Secure Hardware Wallet:

image.png The most secure way to secure your crypto is by using a hardware wallet. If you are buying/selling/creating NFTs, cryptocurrency or any digital assets, the most secure place to store them is in a hardware wallet. Buy one or more hardware wallets. Read more

Can NFTs be verified ?

NFTs are tracked and verified on the blockchain. Each NFT has its own unique transaction hash making it non-replicable. ... These records of transactions create an environment which allows anyone to verify an NFT transaction. More

How many people are actually buying NFTs ?

The real surprise was found in the number of people who purchased an NFT. Roughly 4.1 million Americans have bought or sold an NFT. More

NFTs have not caught traction in Africa and other Asian countries apart from China

What kind of NFTs sell the most ?

CryptoPunks were first created in 2017 and now, years later, are the most expensive NFT collection available on the market.

What is a Cyberpunk Crypto ?

The Cryptopunks are one of the earliest examples of a "Non-Fungible Token" on Ethereum, and were inspiration for the ERC-721 standard that powers most digital art and collectibles.

image.png The CryptoPunks are 10,000 uniquely generated characters.

Will NFTs last ?

image.png NFTs will eventually be used by the government, which will mark the 'final stage' of adoption for a market that just had a monster August, one expert says. More

Is an NFT just a JPEG ?

The JPEG is not the NFT. An NFT is a token, no different than Bitcoin or Ethereum, meaning they can not be duplicated.

image.png NFTs, however, come tethered to a piece of media, and that grants you official, blockchain-certified ownership of that media.

How do NFTs Work ?

When content creators create a digital asset, an NFT gives them the chance to not only show authenticity but to then profit from their work.

With things like memes that are widely circulated, this could mean a significant income stream for the creator. They're unique and collectable.

Can I sell photographs as NFT ?

NFTs can be collected in the same way editions of photographic prints are in the traditional market. The result is a potential new avenue for photographers of all levels and genres to market and sell their work.

NFTs have exploded in popularity in 2021, soaring to an eye-popping $2.5 billion in sales volume in the first half of 2021. Still, the industry is still very early on in the adoption curve and is yet to break into the mainstream.

Are NFTs valuable ?

Although you may think any digital image is immediately copiable with a quick right-click, save-as, NFTs are based on cryptographic technology that does not allow duplication to happen. That's why people theoretically ascribe value to them because they are scarce.

image.png We have seen NFTs sell up to 69$ Million a single NFT!

Can you sell multiple copies of an NFT ?

You can mint a single copy of an NFT, and set the price really high. Or you can mint several copies and call it a limited edition. If you mint 101 copies of an NFT, just put 100 up for sale. More

Are NFTs Overhyped ?

NFTs are partially overhyped but have an equal amount of potential.

Are NFTs bad for the environment ?

There are major concerns around the energy consumed by cryptocurrencies. Individual pieces of crypto art, non-fungible tokens (NFTs), are at least partially responsible for the millions of tons of planet-heating

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Are NFTs the Future

Enthusiasts see NFTs as the future of ownership. All kinds of property from event tickets to houses will eventually have their ownership status tokenised in this way, they believe. For artists, NFTs could solve the problem of how they can monetise digital artworks.

What Language is NFTs coded in ?

I do believe any programming language can be used to code an NFT.

image.png However, JavaScript and Solidity, as well as formats such as JSON, are important in creating smart contracts and interacting with the blockchain and are usually recommended.

Conclusion

I may not have exhausted all the questions but I do believe that this is a nascent technology and we are yet to see what Blockchain is capable of aside Metaverse and Web 3

This blog was full of media because I want to sell it as an NFT? Who is in?

NFT.png I am one of the enthusiasts and I am no expert in this! I am also passionately curious like you.

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