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What the hell’s an NFT. Becoming The World’s Greatest Digital Artist I Beeple I Pomp Podcast #507. What is an NFT - and why are they trending? What is an NFT? (ERC-1155 VS ERC-721) Imagine inheriting a gold ring or receiving one as a gift.

What is an NFT? (ERC-1155 VS ERC-721)

Wonderful. You’d probably want to know what the ring’s value is, right? You may also want to have its authenticity tested. Typically, you would do a Google search, find the nearest jeweler, and get your ring appraised. It is the same with an NFT or non-fungible token, except without all the hassle and with a ton of additional benefits. Introduction to NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens) An NFT or non-fungible token is a completely unique blockchain-based digital asset.

In comparison, fungible tokens are identical sets of assets that can be stacked on top of each other with no ability to tell one from another. A non-fungible token is like a hand-crafted gold ring that you have engraved with your spouse’s name, whereas a fungible token is like a gold block with no identifying markers on it. The Power of NFTs Non-fungible tokens have many potential use cases. These are truly the most advanced form of digital assets to ever exist. ERC-1155: The Crypto Item Standard. Three years ago, Ethereum brought the very first Turing-complete blockchain virtual machine to developers around the world.

ERC-1155: The Crypto Item Standard

It’s safe to say that a large portion of the smart contracts deployed on Ethereum are tokens. Tokens are the ultimate abstract smart contract—they are the pure crystallization of owning something in the digital space. Most of these tokens use the ubiquitous ERC-20 Fungible Token Standard which deploys a contract to Ethereum for a single type of token. “In economics, fungibility is the property of a good or a commodity whose individual units are essentially interchangeable. For example, since one kilogram of pure gold is equivalent to any other kilogram of pure gold, whether in the form of coins, ingots, or in other states, gold is fungible.” ― Source: Wikipedia Some new blockchain games are now also using the more recent ERC-721 Non-Fungible Token standard which allows each unit to be a unique collectible item with its own serial number.

Enjin Coin CTO Creates ERC-1155, a New Token Standard for Ethereum. Witek Radomski — co-founder and CTO of Enjin Coin — has developed ERC-1155, a new standard for defining video game tokens on the Ethereum blockchain.

Enjin Coin CTO Creates ERC-1155, a New Token Standard for Ethereum

Radomski’s journey to improve the gaming experience began 12 months ago in June 2017, when he created code for the first non-fungible token. It was released on GitHub two months later, and it led to the creation of the ERC-721 token, which is widely considered the standard for blockchain-based gaming and digital art. Several decentralized applications (DApps) have implemented the ERC-721 onto their platforms to create a wide array of gaming collectibles. Unfortunately, ERC-721 was found to exhibit several limitations, and Radomski knew he had to take the standard to the next level. Non-fungible token. Unique unit of cryptographic currency Hashmask image 15753 (1 of 6,384), by "Suum Cuique Labs GmbH" sold with an NFT on the Ethereum blockchain A non-fungible token (NFT) is a special type of cryptographic token that represents something unique.

Non-fungible token

NFTs are called non-fungible because they are not mutually interchangeable,[1] since they contain unique information, although it is possible to mint any number of NFTs representing the same object. This is in contrast to cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, and many network or utility tokens,[a] that are fungible in nature.[2] Applications[edit] Non-fungible tokens[3] are used to create verifiable[how?] Art was an early use case for NFTs, and blockchain technology in general, because of the purported ability of NFTs to provide proof of authenticity and ownership of digital art, a medium that was designed for ease of mass reproduction, and unauthorized distribution through the Internet.[6] Growth[edit] OpenSea: Buy Crypto Collectibles, CryptoKitties, Decentraland, and more on Ethereum.

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