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this is not the democratization of art. @isyourguy
NFT Market Analysis 2021 - Q1
NFTs are the new internet hype. We explain what NFTs are and what artists/musicians can do with them.
Published by Meta.Salon 15.03.21
What are NFTs?
"NFTs are digital stuff that you actually own"
(explanation by WhaleShark on Clubhouse).
Complex answer: NFT (also called "Niefties") stands for "Non Fungible Token". When you buy an NFT, you buy a token and an object, both of which are linked to each other.
The NFT is created on the blockchain and is therefore unique, authenticated and forgery-proof. These can be, for example: digital art, trading cards, music or documents. An NFT is a proof of authenticity for any digital file.
What is the blockchain?
Blockchain is a decentralised protocol for transactions between parties that transparently records every change.
What got the hype about NFTs rolling?
The topic spilled into the mainstream in early 2021, when the British auction house Christis auctioned off a digital artwork as an NFT for the first time on 25.02. It could be paid for with the digital currency Ether: "Everydays: The First 5,000 Days" by American Mike Winkelmann.
But why the hype?
Until now, digital art was freely available on the internet because it had no clearly verifiable owner - and could be copied 1000 times over. Furthermore, the assets were mostly platform-specific and could therefore not be traded/transferred. Blockchain technology solves the problem: digital art can suddenly be limited and sold because NFTs regulate ownership rights.
Buy NFTs Where do you buy digital art/music as NFTs? You can buy NFTs on NFT marketplaces like opensea.io, knownorigin.io, foundation.app, bitski.com, niftygateway.com, rarible.com, superrare.co, makersplace.com and others.
How to get started?
Create a digital wallet. A digital wallet for Ethereum is offered e.g. by Metamask as a digital browser extension for Chrome, Firefox, also as an app (Android, iOs). Purchase of the required digital currency (in most cases Ethereum), here transaction costs arise (GAS price), more info https://ethgasstation.info/ NEVER, NEVER, NEVER lose access to the wallet !!!!
An open platform and at the same time the biggest Metsa search engine is http://openseas.org. Apart from that, many NFT marketplaces still have admission restrictions at the moment: you have to apply with a portfolio, your own fame, reputation and reach in social media are also likely to play a role.
How to minted an artwork
To create an NFT means to "mint" it.
Choose a platform (see above Marketplaces, e.g. openseas.org) Specify quantity: "Single" (i.e. quantity 1) or "Multiple" (higher quantity than quantity 1) Upload the data of the medium/asset + title and description Transaction number ("hash") is released, this is the core of the NFT.
Set selling price or sell as auction
ATTENTION: Ethereum NFTs incur fees of around $100 or more per medium/asset when mined, depending on the complexity of the smart contract. The NFT is now ready for sale
An NFT is difficult or impossible to delete.
What are the use cases for NFTs?
Digital Art: digital art can be many things, a photo, video, audio, mixed media and that as GIF, JPEG, MOV, MP4, WAV etc. A big platform for digital art at the moment is superrare.co or opensea.io
Ticketing: e.g. concert or other event tickets can also be traded as NFTs (see e.g. Kings Of Leon)
Collectibles: The first NFT hype was triggered by Cryptokitties in 2017. In this online game, you can buy and sell different types of virtual cats, as well as collect and breed them. Each cat is unique
Digital Art + Real Asset: it is also possible to link a digital asset with a collector's item (e.g. buying the NFT to also get the real vinyl, see example nft.3lau.com/#/auction).
Why People Are Paying Millions for Digital Art Anyone Can View for Free Online (26.02.21)
Twitter Thread by Erik Trautman (05.03.21)
Music artist selling NFTs
3LAU releases "Ultraviolet" vinyl - only available in combination with an NFT of the EP. To get the real vinyl, users have to buy the NFT first. Platform: nft.3lau.com/#/auction
Kings Of Leon - new album also as NFT (05.03.21) Miscellaneous Item: Golden Ticket with chauffeur service, album + artwork Platform: yellowheart.io & Opensea.org
Fynn Kliemann - 100 limited jingles (artwork + audio) -> traded as an auction Platform: Custom Landingpage jinglebe.com/ + Rarible.com (NFT Marketplace)
Richie Hawtin aka Plastikman - Photo seines 303 Synthesizers (limitiert auf 33 Stück)opensea.io/collection/plastikman-aciddrop
Definitive NFT / Art Influencer & Media Directory
by Jamie Burke @100xARt
Jan 30 · 2021
The whole NFT world is still pretty new and doesn’t really have it’s own ‘media’ but rather a bottom up group of very passionate people making great content.
@_DKleine / anchor.fm/dkleine
@aljaparis / electricartefacts.art
@andrewsteinwold / andrewsteinwold.substack.com
@anorak_NFT / Anorak NFT Youtube
@ArtUcmilyar / instagram.com/artdisp/
@BGameAlliance / blockchaingamealliance.org
@coachkcrypto / youtube.com/c/CoachKCrypto
@cryptoartnet / cryptoartnet.com
@cryptoartpress / cryptoartpress.com
@cryptostache / youtube.com/CryptoStache
@cryptostevewand / gamecredits.org
@dclblogger / DCL Blogger YouTube
@jimthalassoudis / niftyartcollector.substack
@josiebellini / youtube.com/c/JosieBellini
@kennethBosak / YouTube.com/KennBosak
@loopifynews / loop-news.com
@metacastgroup / metacastgroup.com
@NFT_World / nftworld.io
@nftdotart / nft.art
@NFTland / anchor.fm/ma-fer5
@NFTLive / NFT Live Youtube
@playtoearn / playtoearn.online
@redlioneye13 / redlion.news
@sergueiV / instagram.com/powersurge01/
@NFTsmart / nft.substack.com
@tokenizationltd / tokenization.limited
@verticalcrypto / verticalcryptoart.com
@wPeaster / bankless.substack.com
@ZiggyCrypto / Ziggys.art
NFT. Was zur Hölle is das? Wie geht das? Was hab ich als erster auf der Welt damit gemacht und warum rate ich dir (noch) davon ab.
Ich mag Technik. Und Crypto. Vor ein paar Monaten hab ich von NFT (Non Fungible Token) gelesen. Das ist ein Token (ein Baustein der Blockchain, der dich in diesem Fall zu etwas berechtigt) in den man digitale Werte packen kann. Zum Beispiel JPG, GIFs, Videos oder eben auch ne MP3. Diese sind sicher auf der Chain und werden zusammen mit einem Titel, einer Beschreibung, Royalty-Regeln für den Weiterverkauf und unlockable Content auf der Chain geminted (also erstellt). Bedeutet man kann ihn beschreiben, etwas in ihm verstecken, was nur der rechtmäßige Besitzer anschauen kann und definieren wieviel Prozent vom Weiterverkaufswert an den Besitzer gehen sollen.
Authentic Banksy Art Burning Ceremony (NFT)
4 Mar 2021
This is a livestream of the first-ever authenticated Banksy art burning.
Auction on OpenSea
How to Create NFTs with IPFS and Digital Art
Connie Digital, Apr 14, 2020
If you’ve been around the crypto space for the last 2 years then you’ve likely heard of Non Fungible Tokens (NFTs).
In short, NFTs are unique tokens that establish ownership among digital items (artwork, event tickets, game assets, etc.) which are easily traded peer-to-peer across a blockchain. You can learn more about NFTs here.
One popular NFT use case involves creating digital scarcity for digital artwork. In this post you’ll learn how artists (and creators more broadly) can use Pinata to pin artwork on the InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) when minting NFTs.
10,000 unique collectible characters with proof of ownership stored on the Ethereum blockchain. The project that inspired the modern CryptoArt movement. Featured in Mashable, The Financial Times, The Paris Review, Salon, The Outline, BreakerMag, Christie's of London, Art|Basel, The PBS NewsHour and The New York Times. Currently showing at the ZKM Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, Germany as part of the Open Codes Exhibition. The first "Non-Fungible Token," and inspiration for the Ethereum ERC-721 standard that powers most digital art and collectibles.
An improved standard for NFT royalties?
There is one problem, though. Currently the method that Zora uses for paying creator shares is not reproducible on secondary markets. The creator share percentage is only paid out if the secondary sale also occurs on Zora.
Zach Burks and James Morgan authored an “Ethereum Improvement Proposal” or EIP-2981 to create an ERC-721 Royalty Standard. The main motivation of this is to create a modified NFT standard so that NFTs created, purchased, or sold on one marketplace still pay out royalties regardless of the next marketplace it is sold on. With this standard, it would be possible for the artist to set a royalty amount that can be paid to the creator on any marketplace that implements these tokens.
Back to our earlier example, if an artist were to mint an NFT on Zora, they would still be entitled to their creator share if the purchaser sold it on another marketplace. I expect that more marketplaces will begin adopting this standard, which is already backwards compatible with the dominant ERC-721 NFT standard. We could also see more record label Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) that manage minting, and distribution of Audio NFTs through the existing streaming services, such as DAOrecords. Just this week RAC announced a new creative agency specializing in NFTs.