Non-Fungible Tokens-What are they?

Non-Fungible Tokens
Non-Fungible Tokens

What is a Non-Fungible Token?Some examples of Non-Fungible Tokens

Difference between NFT and Fungible
Difference between NFT and Fungible

Non-Fungible Tokens mark the ownership of various items. Not only do they have a single owner but are secured by Ethereum Blockchain. (Blockchain is a system of recording information. Also, the advantage of NFT is it safeguards the owner’s property and makes it difficult to cheat the system). NFTs are used to safeguard assets such as real estate and artwork, they are also used in other industries. For instance, some other examples are Domain Names, Event Tickets, digital and non-digital collectables. NFT are similar to Bitcoin and requires ownership details for identification and transfer.

Difference between a Fungible and a Non-Fungible Token

There are marked differences between Non-Fungible Tokens and Fungible ones.

S.NoNon-Fungible TokenFungible Taken
1Non-Fungible Token are not exchanged with any other token of the same typeToken are exchanged to any other token of same type
2Token is uniqueEach token is identical
3.NFT can’t be divided.Fungible Tokens can be divided into smaller units
4ERC-20 Blockchain standardERC-721 Blockchain standard
Difference between Fungible and Non-Fungible Tokens.
Difference between Fungible and NFT
Difference between Fungible and NFT

Benefits of NFT’s

Not only does one secure the asset ownership through NFTs, but one also can transfer it worldwide. Here are 6 benefits of Non-Fungible Tokens.

  1. Authenticity of Products
  2. Real Estate
  3. Intellectual Property and Patents
  4. Academic Credentials
  5. Gaming
  6. Supply chain

Future of NFT

There is no doubt that NFT technology is here to stay. For instance, consider the impact on the artwork.NFT is influencing artists’ workmanship and ownership. Besides the NFTs are used in multiple industries. The broad range of applications includes Food, Art and digital assets. Although the current hype of the NFT is high, whether is it momentary is yet to be found. There are mixed reviews. Some believe that NFTs are the thing of the future but others rule it off as an eyewash.

Also read: 7 best practices for the protection of cryptocurrency assets