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What is an NFT?

An NFT is a type of cryptographic token on a blockchain that represents a unique asset. These can either be entirely digital assets or tokenized versions of real-world assets.

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What does NFT stand for?

NFT is an abbreviation for non-fungible token.

What is fungibility?

Another distinguishing feature of an NFT is the non-fungibility aspect. A good example to illustrate fungibility would be currencies - where you could easily exchange a $5 bill for another $5 bill due to the homogeneity. These items are exchangeable because they are defined by their value and not their uniqueness.

NFTs, on the other hand, are not interchangeable with one another. Each NFT has a distinctive and unique identifier that makes it different from the rest. This functions as proof of authenticity and ownership within the digital realm.

How do NFTs work?

There are various frameworks for the creation and issuance of NFTs. The most popular are ERC-721 and ERC-1155 on the Ethereum blockchain. The BNB Chain has its own standards: the BEP-721 and BEP-1155. NFTs cannot be replicated or transferred without the owner's permission, even by the issuer of the NFT.

You can trade NFTs on open marketplaces like Binance NFT Marketplace, OpenSea, and Treasureland. These markets help connect buyers with sellers, and the value of each NFT is unique. NFTs are also susceptible to price changes in response to market demand and supply.

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How are NFTs created?

The first step to NFT creation is minting. Minting refers to turning images, videos, audio, and other digital files into crypto-assets on a blockchain. With the NFT existing on the blockchain, it makes it harder to manipulate and tamper with. The unique data of an NFT makes it easy to verify the authenticity and ownership.

With each NFT created, the owner/creator can also store specific information inside them, such as signing their artwork by including their signature in an NFT's metadata.

Do you actually own NFTs?

For majority of the NFTs, there can only be one owner at a time. The ownership is managed via a unique ID and metadata that other tokens can't replicate.

However, fractional NFTs are also beginning to gain some traction. A fractional NFT takes a whole NFT and divide them into smaller fractions, allowing different numbers of people to claim ownership of a piece of the same NFT.

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What are NFT blockchain platforms?

An NFT is a crypto asset representing something unique and collectible using blockchain technology. But what exactly is a blockchain? It is essentially a distributed database for recording and storing information. This database is also referred to as a digital ledger, and its decentralized network ensures that data cannot be hacked or manipulated. NFTs are digital assets that leverage blockchain technology to ensure authenticity and security.

Specific to NFTs, marketplaces exist to offer a secure platform for different collectors to buy, trade and sell their NFTs on the blockchain. These marketplaces have a wide variety of non-fungible tokens for sale, ranging from famous artists to even amateurs.

What are some blockchain options?
1. Ethereum
Ethereum is a decentralized, open source blockchain platform powered by its native cryptocurrency, ether (ETH). Ethereum smart contracts allow participants to develop all sorts of decentralized financial services and applications.
2. BNB Chain
An abbreviation of Build' N Build, the BNB Chain is expanding and building on decentralization. The BNB Chain aims to increase interoperability and develop the underlying infrastructure of the "world's parallel virtual environment," which is a step forward in Binance's recent MetaFi efforts.
3. Polygon
Specifically tailored to the Ethereum ecosystem, Polygon offers developers a framework for creating Ethereum-compatible blockchain networks and scaling solutions.
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When were NFTs created?

The origins of this new crypto asset class can be traced back to the crypto boom in 2017. Binance played a pivotal role in the adoption of NFTs more than a year before their rising popularity today.

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Who created NFTs?

NFTs were first introduced to the world in May 2014 by creator Kevin McCoy. A leader in the NFT art realm, he minted the first-ever NFT, Quantum, which was designed by his wife. "Quantum" is a video loop of an octagon filled with denoting circles, arcs, and other shapes that share the same center. As of 2021, the historic NFT is on sale for 7 million dollars.

Why are NFTs rising in popularity?

The widespread NFT phenomenon has taken the world by storm. More than just collectible digital assets, NFTs are now value assets with various use cases in the physical and virtual world.

NFTs are also increasingly popularized as a form of artistic expression or investment tools in the digital realm. Even in games, the functionality of NFTs makes them both an investment asset and a utility instrument that grants players special abilities. As the NFT world continues to develop and extend itself, utility cases will eventually evolve beyond JPEG collectibles.

How many people are buying NFTs?

Prior to the crypto boom in 2017 that led to the interest in NFTs, NFTs sales per week were estimated to be a mere 100. However, with the rising popularity of NFTs and the ever-expanding NFT world, NFTs sales can range anywhere from 15,000 to 50,000 in a week. This averages out to be an estimated $10 million to $20 million each week.

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How do NFTs increase in value?

Similar to how physical art pieces are valued, the value of NFTs is heavily dependent on the interaction between demand and supply. As demand rise due to factors such as rarity, utility, and speculation, the prices for NFTs follow suit and increase as well.

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How to buy NFTs?

There are different methods and platforms to purchase your NFTs. You can buy NFTs via fixed price, auction, or from a Mystery Box on Binance NFT!

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How to sell NFTs?

There are many different methods to sell your NFTs. You could leverage the right marketplace, share your work on social media, host giveaways, organize an AMA/livestream, join NFT groups on community platforms, create your own website, or even collaborate with influencers.

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How to mint NFTs?

There are many different steps to minting your NFTs: having crypto to pay the minting fee, a cryptocurrency wallet to store your crypto, a blockchain to create your non-fungible token, and many more!

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How to invest in NFTs?

When choosing to buy an NFT for speculative purposes, it is important to analyze the different factors that may influence an NFT's value. These metrics include Utility, Rarity, Community Size, Trading Volume, Potential and Provenance.

Keeping these indicators in mind helps in better evaluating the longevity and value of an NFT project for your NFT collection or crypto portfolio.

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Where can you trade NFTs?

Start trading non-fungible tokens on Binance NFT Marketplace. With a huge existing user base and the entire Binance ecosystem to leverage, get the best price and value for your artwork and increase the visibility of your NFTs.

Furthermore, the Binance NFT Marketplace features a wide variety of NFTs, including creations from celebrities, and established brands.

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What are the different types of NFTs?

Massive interest in non-fungible tokens (NFTs) has led to a boom in crypto-collectibles and NFT art. Some of the most popular NFT use cases are Art NFTs, Collectible NFTs, Finance NFTs, Gaming NFTs, Music NFTs, Real-world asset NFTs, and Logistics NFTs.

Art NFTs
Art NFTs are created when artists digitalize and monetize their artwork onto the blockchain. Art NFTs get their value from two main factors: the ability to verify the authenticity digitally and proving the ownership of the particular digital asset.
Collectible NFTs
Collectible NFTs are unique digital assets minted on the blockchain, which users can collect or trade. Some special collectible NFTs are limited-edition and can be particularly sought after by collectors.
Music NFTs
Similar to image files or videos, Music NFTs are created when you attach music or audio to an NFT.They are a certificate of ownership for a unique audio or a musical piece that can be bought or sold.
Video NFTs
Video NFTs are digital assets in the form of moving pictures.These NFTs have been increasingly popular due to the ability to own digital assets like unique videos and experiences from their favorite creators, the association with these creators, and even personal taste and collection.
Avatar NFTs
NFT avatars are images of a character in a "headshot" digital profile picture format. Each of them is individually unique and generated by an algorithm with different traits. These NFTs can be used to foster a sense of community, signify digital status, and even act as a ticket to exclusive metaverse events.
Game NFTs
Game NFTs differ from simply holding crypto-collectibles in your wallet. An NFT game will use NFTs in its rules, mechanism, and player interactions. For example, a game can offer a rare game skin as an NFT, and the player who unlocks it first takes ownership of it. This is growing in popularity among gamers who are already familiar with the concept of valuable, digital items.
Trading Card NFTs
Trading card NFTs can be used as virtual representations of physical trading cards. Their appeal can be attributed to the following factors: it is easily verifiable, especially when scarcity is crucial to the value of the card, enduring ownership on the blockchain, and rare cards as a form of investment.
Meme NFTs
A phenomenon coined as the "meme gold rush," meme NFTs can be a new way for meme creators to monetize their memes. The value of these memes will be heavily dependent on the virality of the meme, the originality, and the authenticity of the digital asset.
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What are the popular NFTs today?

With many NFTs launching on the market daily, explore the most popular NFTs available on Binance NFT Marketplace by browsing our ranking boards that showcase the top sales, collections, and creators!

Who are the popular NFT artists today?

NFT artists have been driving the NFT revolution, find out who are your trending or up-and-coming NFT artists by browsing our recommended creators and top creators on Binance NFT’s ranking boards.

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What are some notable NFT trends?

1. Most Expensive NFT
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2. Lowest Floor Price NFT
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Where to buy NFT tokens?

From being a medium of exchange, acting as staking rewards and in-game currency, NFT tokens have great utility in metaverse projects. To purchase your NFT tokens, you can do so via the Binance Platform, home to a wide range of NFT tokens.

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Can multiple people own one NFT?

For most NFTs, there can only be one owner at a time. However, fractionalized NFTs are also gaining traction. A fractional NFT is simply a whole NFT divided into smaller fractions, allowing a number of people to claim ownership of a piece of the same NFT.

Do NFTs have value?

Understanding how much an NFT is worth is dependent on what it represents.When it comes to crypto art and collectibles, it's quite similar to any other art piece or collectible. We need to understand the story behind the piece, the artistic value and its market demand. The value tied to each NFT can also be determined by basic indicators such as the rarity, utility, tangibility, and ownership history.

Do NFTs impact the environment?

NFTs do leave a carbon footprint, especially the ones running on power-intensive Proof-of-Work (PoW) blockchains. In an effort to minimize the environmental impact of NFTs, more NFTs are now created under the more eco-friendly Proof-of-Stake (PoS) models.

Is Bitcoin an NFT?

Bitcoin and NFTs share some similarities, but Bitcoin is not an NFT. While both Bitcoin and NFTs are based on blockchain technology and are governed by similar standards, they are vastly different. Bitcoin is classified as a cryptocurrency which suggests that it is fungible, unlike NFTs, which are non-fungible. However, you can use Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies to purchase NFTs!

Is NFT crypto?

A common misconception is that cryptocurrency and NFTs are the same. However, an NFT, as its name suggests, is non-fungible, while cryptocurrencies are fungible. For example, Bitcoin is fungible because every unit of BTC has the same intrinsic value as any other unit of BTC. With NFTs, each unit is unique and not interchangeable.

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