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Choosing Your NFT Avatar And How You can Set It Up On Binance

2022-02-18

Main takeaways

  • On top of making its way mainstream, NFT avatars are establishing themselves as the new starting point for a user’s path to the metaverse.

  • Users can now set their Binance profile picture into an NFT they own. 

  • In this article you will learn how to obtain top NFT avatars and how you can set it up on Binance NFT. 

Here at Binance NFT, we believe that NFT avatars will be a new starting point for the user’s path to the metaverse. 

Users can now set and change avatars directly from their NFT collections and experience a brand new social representation. We look forward to having more users join us to experience the brand new digital representation of one’s social identity, and discover the true meaning of the digital identity in Web 3.0.

Keep on reading to learn how to set up your NFT avatar and If we’ve piqued your interest in NFT avatars, virtual collectibles or just NFTs in general, you can check out the latest drops and collections on Binance NFT, the official NFT Marketplace of Binance.

What’s The Connection Between The Metaverse And NFT Avatars

Tech giants who were instrumental in shaping Web 2.0 into the Internet we are familiar with are venturing into Web 3.0 and the Metaverse. And with the world slowly realizing the potential of NFTs and how they can ensure the legitimacy of digital content, NFT avatars play a crucial role in the evolving metaverse.

On top of creating a sense of community, the foundation for a metaverse, NFT avatars also prove certain attributes about a user’s identity that they choose to reveal. As virtual worlds such as the metaverse enable new forms of social and economic interaction online, the importance of digital identities and status symbols will surely evolve, and this is where having an NFT avatar might come in handy.

The NFT Avatar Market Landscape

Predominantly fueled by social media discussions about the new tech and private collector capital and institutional investment. The market for NFT avatars experienced an explosive growth in 2021, and it's not showing any signs of slowing down. Moreover, many NFT collectors and enthusiasts have changed their profile pictures on social media to an NFT avatar, bringing further attention to the NFT space.

The NFT Profile Picture Trend

Those new to the NFT space might wonder why are so many people and even companies using NFT avatars as their profile pictures online? Beyond their collectibility and showing proof of one's ownership of an unique asset, NFT avatars are popular for the following reasons: 

Utility of the NFT Avatars

Profile pictures have always been a place for people to express themselves. A NFT avatar is a reflection of the owner's digital status and in the NFT space having certain NFTs as your profile picture can massively help with  networking within certain NFT communities.

Being Part of the Community

Since each NFT avatar project is a community in and of itself, using an NFT as your profile picture can help forge online connections and a sense of belonging within those spaces. 

Rarity

In some cases, when you mint an NFT on sale, you mint from the collection randomly. This creates a sense of excitement since users don't know what they will get. What's more, the thought of having the chance to get a rare NFT makes it even more enticing. 

For a more in depth understanding of NFT avatars check out our blog post here

How to Set up your Avatar And Nickname on Binance 

Setting up your avatar and personalizing your nickname on Binance is quick and easy. Users can go to binance.com under Dashboard > Settings > My Profile > Avatar and Nickname. For those of you who own NFT assets, you can select the NFT you want to use from your collection as your avatar to personalize your profile. For users who do not own any NFT avatars, check out the NFT avatar collections page to get started. Alternatively, if you’re on nft.binance.com, go to User Center > Settings > Basic > Set Avatar and Nickname, and you’ll be redirected to the main site. Binance NFT Creators have the option of setting their Avatars on nft.binance.com. Once you set your new unique nickname, it will be standardized and used across the Binance ecosystem. 

Note: Users who have set their nicknames in the past will have to set a new nickname, as all past nicknames will be cleared from the system. This is part of our efforts to streamline the Binance ecosystem, and ensure a unified management of user data.

How Does One Obtain NFT Avatars? 

There are various ways to obtain NFT avatars, ranging from making your own using avatar generators to buying existing avatars from NFT marketplaces. Below, we explore some of the more popular ways. 

NFT Avatar Generators

For those who like to DIY but don’t want to go through the whole creative process, online NFT Generators offer a fuss-free and easy way to quickly make a wide variety of new avatars using different art styles.

NFT Marketplaces 

You can find a range of NFT marketplaces where you can buy existing NFTs or list your own NFTs for sale. 

Create and Sell Your Own Avatars

The most hands on approach. Creating and then selling your own NFT avatar is similar to listing and selling items on a conventional marketplace like eBay. First, you set up a digital wallet and fund it with the cryptocurrency of your choice, and then create an account on an NFT marketplace like Binance NFT. Next, you apply to be a creator to create and mint an NFT on the platform. However, keep in mind that you have to pay a gas fee to complete the minting process. 

NFT Avatar Collections You Can Find On Binance NFT Marketplace

Looking to get into NFT avatars but can't keep track with all the different NFT projects out there? Don't worry. We've put together a list of NFT avatar collections from well-established to up-and-coming to suit a variety of preferences. What's more, you can find them all on the Binance NFT Marketplace!

Bored Ape Yacht Club

Launched in May 2021, the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) is a collection that features 10,000 unique ape avatars. Owning a BoredApe NFT grants the holder access to a special "Bathroom," a virtual space on the official BAYC website where users can digitally graffiti the communal wall. 

The Angry Pandas

A collection of 200 unique Angry Panda NFTs that live by the slogan: angry pandas, keep angry, keep fighting. Angry Panda NFT holders can join exclusive events such as NFT claims, raffles, community giveaways, and more.

Sushi-GMI

A collection of 10,000 randomly generated sushi pieces, each one has its own character, color and unique features.

Puffy Baby Bird

A collection of 500 unique 3D little birds with cute puffy cheeks that will brighten anyone's day, Puff Baby Bird NFTs live in a metaverse called Puffy World.

Avatar Monkeys

For those who just can’t get enough of cartoon primates and aping in, Avatar Monkeys will surely hit the spot. Check out this special collection of 100 unique monkey NFTs. 

Darko

A collection of 1,000 unique minted NFTs. Darko, the cutest badass dragon of all of his kind, was born in the middle of a deep jungle somewhere in the Southeast Asia forest. 

Discover NFT Avatars on Binance NFT Marketplace

Want to start collecting NFT avatars? Head on over to the Binance NFT Marketplace, where we feature affordable and quality NFT avatar collections like Lucky Doge Club, Crypto Sharks, Angry Pandas, Cyber Doberman, and many more.

Want to take a deep dive into the world of NFTs? 

Join our Binance NFT Community on Telegram or follow Binance NFT on Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and updates. For artists and creators looking to collaborate, contact nft@binance.com

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DISCLAIMER: NFTs are an emerging asset class that is still evolving. The information in this article should not be construed as investment or financial advice. Always do your own research before making any decision to buy, sell or trade NFTs.