Non-fungible tokens, or NFTs as they’re more commonly referred to, are everywhere.
Your favourite celebrities flaunt them, sports athletes release entire collections of them, the news mentions them, and your friends mint and buy them.
NFTs are here, they’re part of your present world, and a major part of your future. You’ve realised this and you want to get in on the action, but first you need to understand what makes an NFT valuable.
As with everything in the crypto space, you need to DYOR when determining whether that NFT you’ve been eyeing has significant value.
Today we'll look at the four key elements you need to consider and a few honorable mentions. These include:
1. Full Ownership Rights
2. An NFT’s Utility
3. How Rare They Are
4. The Community
5. Honorable Mentions
The first pillar of NFTs that gives them value is the fact that you can verify their authenticity.
You’ll often hear people who don’t understand NFTs call them jpegs that they can simply make copies of and display.
Sure they can make copies, but they can’t prove ownership of the authentic NFT, as these are unique digital assets with data at their core.
An NFT’s authenticity can be determined by looking at its data, such as its policy ID, and ensuring that it corresponds to the policy shared by the asset’s creator.
You own the full rights to your genuine NFT, just like you would own the full rights to a property you’ve paid and obtained the deed for. A total stranger can come along and take a selfie in front of the property, but that picture doesn’t hold any value. The fact that you hold the verifiable deed does
For a token to have true value, it has to have utility, meaning you have to be able to use it for something.
Possible kinds of utility include:
Some NFT collections, Like ADA Ninjaz, provide multiple forms of utility for their holders such as:
NFTs rarity is determined by:
In some cases, you’ll find two or more NFTs in a collection with the same details. These assets still hold some value as they have verifiable policy IDs and hold some form of utility, but their value just isn’t the same.
In many people’s eyes, these similarities immediately reduce a token’s value. That’s why you’ll find these types of assets closer to or at their collection’s floor price when looking to buy an NFT.
A non-fungible token’s rarity is often determined in terms of percentages of how frequently attributes appear.
You’re better off investing in 1 of 1 NFTs from collections with a wide range of attributes. No two NFTs are alike and hence they remain more valuable.
One of the simplest and fastest ways to determine if an NFT you’re curious about could have great value is to look at its community.
If others see value in an NFT, then it’s easy for you to see it too.
Significant adoption and a strong community can exponentially increase an NFT’s value.
We’ve looked at the four pillars of NFT valuation, but it’d be remiss of us not to mention the following elements:
And there you have it. The components to look at when trying to determine an NFT’s value.
The third fan fiction contest was held on the ADA Ninjaz Discord Server from 16/04/2022 to 23/04/2022. Pick a ninja, tell us their story. Who they are? Why they're in their specific clan? What is their ninja drive?
The second fan fiction contest was held on the ADA Ninjaz Discord Server from 12/03/2022 to 17/03/2022. You helped us create the Twin Cities Kemuliaan and Kemenangan, now we want you to create your very own fight scene within its city walls! Pick a location(s) from the concept art of the city shown. Tell the fight scene! (don't forget to tell us why they're fighting). If your ninjaz battle scene is at multiple locations feel free to describe it in dot points. Two winners total. The storyteller will pick one, and the community will vote on the second!
You've picked your clans, read some lore, seen some manga panels, and gotten some NFT. Now it's the time where YOU, the amazing ADA Ninjaz Community, write a story about the ADA Ninjaz World. The first fan fiction contest was held on the ADA Ninjaz Discord Server from 26/09/2021.