If there’s one thing that has been shaking up the contemporary art world, it’s NFTs. NFT stands for non-fungible token, which essentially means that each is a unique and non-interchangeable unit of data stored on a blockchain (such as Bitcoin or Ethereum). An NFT has its own encryption code, and it acts as a certificate of authenticity. NFTs have a market value that can rise and fall—and many artworks have had a meteoric ascent.
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The buzzword of the contemporary art market right now is NFT. If you don't know what all the fuss is about, you aren't alone. The world of blockchains, cryptocurrencies, and crypto art isn't easy to unravel for newcomers. But with NFT art selling for prices higher than a Monet, we thought it was time to investigate. Is NFT here to stay? Are we looking at the future of art collecting?
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