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The topic of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) has been gaining a lot of attention in the cryptocurrency space. But what are they and why should you care? NFTs are unique, digitally scarce assets that can be owned, traded, and even created by users. These digital assets can then be transferred from one user to another digitally or physically. This means that the same physical item could, in theory, exist on multiple different blockchains at the same time.

NFTs have many potential real-world use cases with gaming being just one example. With the rise of crypto collectibles like CryptoKitties, it’s clear that people are interested in using this new technology to do more than just buy and sell virtual items. To learn more about how NFTs work and their impact on modern society, keep reading!

What are non-fungible tokens?

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are a new type of digital asset. They are unique and cannot be replicated.

NFTs are made up of two parts: A token (like bitcoin or ether) and something called its "asset ID". This ID has an alphanumeric string that identifies the asset uniquely. The asset ID can be associated with any type of digital content, like a game character, song, piece of art, etc.

NFTs can be created by anyone with the right tools and knowledge to do so. However, creating NFT tokens with the same asset ID is not possible - just like how you can't have two copies of the Mona Lisa painting at once. NFTs are also highly secure due to their decentralized nature since they're stored on blockchain-based systems.

Why should you care?

NFTs are not new. They’ve been around for decades in the form of trading cards, badges, and other physical items that represent achievements. But with the advent of blockchain technology and cryptocurrency, they can now be digitized.

NFTs are digital assets that can be collected, traded, bought, or sold like any other item on an open market. You can also create your own NFTs using software like ERC-721 to give them custom attributes like color, rarity, and design.

There are many potential real-world use cases for NFTs. Some examples include: video games (like CryptoKitties), smart contracts (think about how rare collectibles could tie into a contract), or even digital art (like limited edition prints). The possibilities are endless!

How do NFTs work?

NFTs are a recent innovation in the world of digital assets. They allow for the creation and transfer of unique, digitally scarce assets on a blockchain. For example, you can make an NFT that represents your favorite music album and then sell it to someone else for cryptocurrency like Bitcoin or Ethereum. You can also give that same album away as a promotion to new customers!

The best part is that these non-fungible tokens can be transferred from one user to another digitally or physically. This means they don't have to stay on one blockchain and can exist on multiple different blockchains at the same time.

One of the most popular NFTs right now is CryptoKitties. But this is just the beginning! There are so many ways we could use this technology in our daily lives, especially when it comes to gaming! Imagine if you could trade your hard-earned items with other players without any hassle - that's what it would feel like to use an NFT in gaming!

What is the future of NFTs?

NFTs are still a relatively new concept. However, the potential for these digital assets is clear. The true future of NFTs is yet to be determined.

What will NFTs look like in 10 years? Perhaps 10 years from now, the digital ownership of items will be as common as owning physical items. This means that you could own something that exists purely on a blockchain or have an item that exists both on the blockchain and in the real world.

What are your thoughts? What do you think will happen with NFTs in 10 years?


Non-fungible tokens are the next big thing in the world of blockchain. Until recently, most tokens were fungible, meaning they could be used as currency or traded on exchanges. NFTs are different. They are an ownership token that represents ownership of something else.

NFTs are already impacting the gaming world with digital collectibles like CryptoKitties, but do not appear to be limited to the gaming industry. With ERC-721, the standard for NFTs, any digital asset can be represented as a token on the blockchain.

NFTs are not just the future of blockchain, but also the future of fintech, gaming and even real estate. The possibilities for their use are endless and growing by the day.

Ziad B. Tannous

Cryptocurrency Hub Admin

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