NFTs have exploded in popularity during the past year and they have been one of the 2021 trends. NFTs (short for non-fungible tokens) are digital assets/goods that you can verifiably own.
Many think that NFTs are just stupidly overpriced JPEGs — which they kinda are — but the fact that their ownership is verifiable makes them quite more interesting than just JPEGs. Now, an NFT can be a ticket to a conference, a membership pass/card, a piece of digital art, and a lot of other stuff we don’t even think about right now.
In this post, I’m not planning to go deep on why [and if] NFTs matter, but I’d like to provide my two cents on why I can see them going mainstream. I think when [or if, depending on where you stand] NFTs become mainstream, this past couple of weeks will be considered as when it all started for the general public. Here’s what happened and why I think it matters.
Earlier this January, Samsung announced its new 2022 TVs and one of the features coming to its TVs is the ability to view NFTs and browse NFT marketplaces — and buy NFTs.