When I started making cryptoart, NFTs were these new use cases for the blockchain technology, that were talked about mostly in telegram chats. I participated in the discussions but thought that the technology was still very basic and not being a digital artist, didn't put that much attention into it. I mainly focused on the use cases for physical art, which are still in developement.
Over time, the technology got better and more use cases and interesting experiments immerged. As a cryptoartist, I felt that I should also be participating in this experiment. I didn't want to ditch the physical part of the art and go all digital because, personally, I need to be able to touch what I do with my hands. My artworks always start with a physical piece.
Having said that, I think the new world of opportunities that has emerged of things that can be done digitally to images is incredible. Paintings can be brought to life and given a new meaning. The same painting or image can be morphed into different things that still have a connection to each other. The possibilities are almost endless.
The blockchain technology has made it possible to collect digital art by giving it the quality of scarcity.
So what is an NFT and why is it so special?
A non-fungible token (NFT), also known as a nifty, is a special type of cryptographic token which represents something unique.
Non-fungible tokens are used to create verifiable digital scarcity, as well as digital ownership. NFTs are used in several specific applications that require unique digital items like crypto art (rare digital art), crypto-collectibles and crypto-gaming event tickets, domain names, and ownership records for physical assets.
For a great introduction, you can read this article:
and then join me on my journey through the blockchain..