Investing in NFT’s is all the rage these days. In the middle of this modern era gold rush, entrepreneurs are evaluating NFTs as an opportunity to add to their already diverse portfolio of investments. What they are finding is that NFTs come in different forms and packages. For entrepreneurs who are creative in nature, that is a good thing.
Numerous companies compete for attention in the non-fungible token (NFT) space. All types of NFTs rose in 2021 — from utility NFTs and memberships to one-on-ones and generated art.
OpenSea’s and Rarible’s sales records continued to break every month. Many were concerned that the case was a Ponzi scheme or basically very untrustworthy. Nevertheless, we saw celebrities, billionaires, and musicians jump into space.
There are many niches in NFT markets, such as items that dress your avatars, land opportunities on Sandbox, Decentraland, and membership NFTs that offer a key to private communities. Also, profile pictures (PFPs) can cost millions of dollars.
As there are so many new projects, technologies, and partnerships being developed in the NFT space every week, it’s nearly impossible to keep up. This is why it’s said that NFTs are like any other industry. Innovative companies are working in the Web3 space to change things.
You’ll discover that NFTs and blockchain technology are not the only things you need to know. The way new products and businesses are built today differs from how startups and companies were launched last year.
The NFT’s native properties are being actively cultivated, resulting in new companies specializing in this space. Products will initially offer the NFT range. The brand receives the money from NFT sales and the initial NFT sales. This allows for more ambitious initiatives that increase the NFT’s value.
Many companies launch projects and offer utility NFTs before launching their product. One of the upcoming NFT projects is AdRunner – a metaverse advertising platform offering utility NFTs to its community. The value proposition is that the advocates pay a fraction of what they would have for the product/service when it launches and that the team has enough capital to scale the product.
The community is very interested in decentralized autonomous organization companies (DAO). Many of the services and products currently controlled by public companies could be maintained by decentralized independent organizations (DAO) in the future. However, they are not adequately regulated, and many people are hesitant. Others wait for federal action in the U.S. that will make them legal entities. Wyoming is the only state to recognize DAO companies, but it’s an LLC.
The approach, objectives, team structure, and roles are all 90% new and will disrupt many industries. Every day I meet new companies, amazed at their innovative business models and how they approach problems.
QGlobe, for example, is a notable company with a solid team. They aim to provide NFT creators the resources, tools, and crew they need to create metaverse games for their NFT projects.
OpenSea recently reached 1 million active wallets. There is also a company ready to assist NFT creators in advancing their projects. Most newcomers to the space will need to use secondary marketplaces such as OpenSea and Rarible to purchase their first NFT via a peer-to-peer system.
Each NFT community is unique and has its own goals and personalities. There are many groups that almost everyone could claim as theirs. These members often view membership in these groups as an integral part of their identity. They even use their favorite NFT photo as their profile photo on social networks. NFT ownership gives members instant access to a shared text which they can use to communicate.
Even though the market is still tiny, I saw LooksRare, a marketplace that rewards buying and selling, last week. The space creators are creating new ways to interact and offer NFTs a variety of benefits. It is challenging to keep track of them if you are involved with multiple projects.
Some creators offer monthly royalties to their members based on their donations from peer-to-peer sales. Others partner with similar projects to provide whitelist spots for their next drop.
In 2022, the NFT market will continue to evolve and increase. Many people believe the music industry will impact the NFT space in the months ahead. Others are still waiting for gas prices to drop to trade NFTs. This will likely happen with the upgrade to Ethereum.
NFTs will be mainstream in some way. These NFTs will not only be famous for music and art, but they will also be utility-based. This technology will be a part of our daily lives and simplify and enrich much of what we do online.