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In the near future, what can we expect from metaverses and NFTs? Valentina Drofa, CEO and creator of Drofa Comms, has the solution.
- Non-fungible tokens may not be a viable financial tool.
- Profit-making strategies, rather than tokens' technological potential, are the present emphasis
- What will happen when the buzz dies down?
When non-fungible tokens first emerged in 2021, they quickly became the most talked-about cryptocurrency. The Bored Ape Yacht Club sold a $3,408,000 NFT of a photograph from their collection. This is just one of several initiatives that have surfaced, making and selling NFTs.
Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are raising a lot of eyebrows these days because of concerns about their long-term worth and viability as a financial tool. More questions than answers are on my mind. News outlets have been reporting sales of NFTs in the millions of dollars since the spring of 2021, and we've noticed an increase since then. Investing in NFTs at this time is exceedingly dangerous because the market's growth is driven more by greed than by solid economics. NFT collections are being sold for profit by people who don't know anything about what they're getting into.
However, we must not confound technology with its intended use. An NFT is a digital certificate that may prove the exclusive ownership of anything through its one-of-a-kindness. Tokens issued by a specific smart contract have their own unique identity, making each NFT a unique instance of the cryptocurrency. As a result, NFTs are impervious to forging. As a result, the possible uses go well beyond the well-known pixelated pictures of zombie punks and funny monkeys, for example.
NFTs are predicted to lead to metaverses in the future.
At some point in the second half of 2021, blockchain metaverses become a more common topic of discussion. Whether it's a digital duplicate of the actual world or an entirely new, imagined universe, a metaverse is a virtual reality with its own unique set of characteristics and residents. In the metaverses, NFTs became the key conceptual element, with numerous services and assets tied to them
A number of fashion businesses, like as Gucci, created their own metaverses, where users could build avatars for themselves and clothe them in virtual attire from popular labels. To be fair, this isn't an entirely new concept, since fashion firms' online storefronts have long offered the ability to try on garments and build a virtual representation of oneself.
By the end of 2021 and the beginning of 2022, blockchain video games' metaverses had risen to prominence. Players may train their characters, embark on raids, and explore distant outer-space worlds all while winning prizes in in-game cash and other NFTs in several new projects, such as Star Atlas and Sidus Heroes.
NFTs: Metaverse applications
NFTs are used to represent all of the in-game artifacts and gear that are accessible to players. Moreover, this is a critical part of the economic architecture of these games. There is some advantage to the player's character, making them stronger or more successful in the game, and assisting them monetarily. This means that the more a given NFT accomplishes for a character, the more sought after it is on the in-game trading floor.
Metaverse land plots are a common feature in these kinds of games, allowing players to construct various structures and NFTs of their own design. These parcels of land are also available for purchase and sale as NFTs. To put it another way, the fact that they allow players to make more in-game cash is what gives rise to the market economy.
Besides immersing players in a video game metaverse, these games provide players the opportunity to earn a blockchain money that is valued both within and outside the game. However, in my opinion, this use of NFTs is not adequate to consider them a part of our daily lives, it does demonstrate the tokens' worth in a more complicated manner. NFT technology may be further developed and integrated into our daily life as a result of this.
The Entertainment Industry and Non-Field Transactions
I've previously discussed the contentious NFT photo collections, but there are many more examples of NFTs in art. NFTs are used by a number of high-profile artists to commercialize their work. For example, Grimes collaborated with her brother Mac Boucher on an NFT collection called WarNymph, which was auctioned on Nifty Gateway for $6 million in February 2021. Kings of Leon were the first musical act to release an album as an NFT in the spring of that year.
Because of the business structures employed by streaming services, the Kings of Leon's usage of NFTs in the music industry is especially significant to musicians. In example, several musicians have expressed their displeasure with Spotify's royalty payments. In 2021, it was discovered that an artist receives $0.003–0.0084, or $0.004, on average, for each Spotify listen of a tune.
It's a win-win situation for the artists if they decide to sell the record via NFT, because the bulk of their profits would go to them. NFTs may be used more widely in the entertainment business in the future, allowing customers to access a variety of services using NFTs in the future. It is possible to utilize an NFT to grant access to subscriptions to media services and other events, both online and offline.
What's Our Destination?
NFTs: What are their long-term projections? To be honest, we're seeing a time when the NFT market's value is fast expanding, and investors are looking to make a quick cash. As a result, many people focus on the easiest profit-making strategies, rather than the tokens' technological capabilities. There were numerous scam enterprises like Bitconnect in the initial coin offering (ICO) era, but only a handful successful projects from that time period are still running regularly to this day.
The most important thing about them was that they didn't have a lot of hoopla about them. Terra and Polygon blockchains are two examples of decentralized liquidity protocols. During the "crypto winter" of 2018, a slew of new decentralized blockchain initiatives were born and launched. In addition to Uniswap, there was the ThorChain blockchain.
As a result, I'm confident that NFTs will have a similar fate: a wave of enthusiasm will pass, followed by a development of NFT-related technology that is focused toward application.
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