Have you heard of NFTs, blockchains and cryptocurrency? Though you may not know the exact definitions for these terms, it would be surprising in today’s digital world if you’d never heard of them. Here’s a quick rundown of NFT development.
What Is NFT Development?
To understand what non-fungible tokens and NFT development are, we need some background knowledge about blockchain and cryptocurrency.
A blockchain is a promising technology that could be compared to a ledger, albeit a digital ledger. It saves large amounts of information on computers around the world.
A block consists of information about transactions or data. The blocks are arranged to form a chain. Each block contains some data from the previous block, linking them together. These blockchains are designed in such a way that prevents any kind of future modification.
An excellent example of an application for this kind of technology is cryptocurrency. For cryptocurrencies to fulfill their purpose of providing citizens a means of decentralized finance, they needed an infallible system of record only modifiable by those validating a transaction. The perfect technology for a system of registration of crypto transactions is the blockchain.
NFTs are records in a blockchain. In a traditional bank account, the currency is bills. In the blockchain, they are records called tokens.
NFTs are a unique type of token that represents a digitized physical asset, such as art, music or videos. It’s the digital symbol for a real thing. NFT development means assigning a unique identifier to each token, making it possible to create a sort of authentication certificate. The “non-fungible” part of NFT simply means that each token is unique in value and cannot be traded one-to-one like you can with a penny for a penny.
NFTs are usually used as a unique record that proves that a creation or work belongs to a specific owner. The way these tokens are developed means they cannot be deleted or changed, except with legitimate permission. This is good news for artists and collectors, as their digitized art and collectibles can be authenticated. NFT development is normally used for the following items:
- Digital collectibles
- Playing cards
There are hundreds of applications of this technology, and more people are jumping on the NFT train every day.
How Is NFT Development Growing in Popularity?
NFT development has become increasingly popular in part due to its antifraud benefits. The process of creating an NFT is called minting and consists of creating the certificate by adding the metadata to the blockchain. There are many platforms that offer minting services, but serious artists recommend hiring a company that specializes in the development of NFT and blockchains to ensure the entire process is done correctly.
Dreamztech has the expertise and knowledge to handle any NFT development project you may have in mind. Just ask our clients. We would love to hear about your project and how we can help you step into the world of NFTs.