What began as faint murmurings on internet message boards has ignited into a global phenomenon – a Rorschach test for the masses – and people are choosing sides. Many believe non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are just another fantastical fad, something born and doomed to the ether. Others believe NFT’s ability to be sold or traded will provide significant value to a rapidly evolving digital economy that’s facing the rise of cryptocurrencies and metaverses.
Many in Hollywood are fully embracing NFTs. In fact, some directors already debuted and distributed their cinematic masterpieces as NFTs. They’ve used blockchain technology to finance their movies. Look around and it’s easy to see movie studios selling digital collectibles to eager fans who seamlessly toggle between real and digital worlds using mobile phones, laptops and smart TVs.
If entertainment’s early adopters are right, NFTs could help transfer creative power to the people while nurturing audiences of all shapes and sizes.
What Are NFTs?
These “tokens” are unique and immutable and can represent anything from digital art to real-world objects. An NFT is like an original piece of art: one of a kind. They’re like a physical collector’s item exclusively in the digital realm. Twitter founder Jack Dorsey sold his first ever Tweet as an NFT for nearly $3 million.