There are many types of NFTs. The uninformed may think it's simply art. It's much more than that. What ties all NFTs: proof of ownership of an asset. All made possible by the blockchain and its universal ledger. Here are some examples:
- Event Tickets
- Films and Video
- Virtual and Physical Land
- Virtual Fashion
Event Tickets as NFTs
As the industry progresses, there's an increasing number of "In-Real-Life" events that integrate Web3 solutions. These solutions help to prove ownership of assets. Or, in this case, tickets. Token Proof is a great example of a company that's innovating in token gated ticketing infrastructure. VeeCon is
Art as NFTs
This is the most common use case for NFTs. There's much to discuss here. To put it simply: many artists have found their new "creative's playground" through digital art, hosted by blockchain technology. Going from physical galleries to virtual galleries may be a tough transition for some. But, for those brave enough to take the leap, there are plenty of opportunities to make a name for themselves in this emerging industry.
Music as NFTs
People from all sides of the music industry have found their niche through NFTs. From producers, musicians, labels, you name it. Notably, artists are now able to share music royalties with their fans, allowing for a new level of engagement with one's audience, never before possible. More individuals and entities are entering the NFT space by the day.
If you want to learn more about music NFTs, Water and Music is where you want to start!
Photography as NFTs
Photography NFTs are an up-and-coming medium for NFT art. One of the most noteworthy NFT photographers is Drifter Shoots. An emerging NFT photographer, Joey Miller, is someone to watch in the space. A great NFT marketplace for photographers is Quantum Art.
Film and Videos as NFTs
The film industry has seen many interesting use-cases for NFTs. Some notable examples we've covered are Keepers of the Inn and the first Decentralized Movie Studio.
Video Games as NFTs
Video games are a great place for innovation in the NFT space. Some of the best and brightest in the space can be found in our article about the Top NFT Games.
Collectibles as NFTs
Collectability for NFTs, in their current form, is core to their foundation. Some of the earliest big-name use-cases for NFTs came from collectibles. This is no exception for the likes of NBA Top Shot.
Virtual and Physical Land as NFTs
You may have heard the term "metaverse" used in the conversation of NFTs. This, like other assets, can have the ownership represented through an NFT. Whether it's physical or digital land, NFTs can be the vehicle through which one can prove ownership of an asset.
Virtual Fashion as NFTs
The way that we represent ourselves in a virtual space is now becoming almost as important, sometimes even more important, as in real spaces. The shift that we have been making over the last several years can be seen in how we present ourselves online through our social media profiles. This same level of curation of the "highlights" of our experiences can and will be expressed through our presence in online spaces. A great thought piece on this can be found here.
Sports as NFTs
You may think: wouldn't it be tough to make something digital make sense in the real world, with real people, playing real sports? Well, when it comes to who owns the team, coaching decisions, and more, NFTs allow for a fantastic opportunity to innovate in the world of sports. Futera United is a fantastic example of this.