NFT frenzy adoption: What are the factors to reignite it?
What are the Non-Fungible Tokens?
An asset class that has seen wild fluctuations in popularity over the past year is Non-Fungible Tokens or NFTs. For those who are not familiar, an NFT is a digital asset that is unique and cannot be replicated. NFTs have been used to represent everything from digital artworks to in-game items and have traded for real and virtual currencies.
NFT uses a centralized server system, allowing third parties partial or, in some cases, complete control over the NFTs’ purchase or usage. As a result, investing in NFTs is risky as there is no transparency in line with the securities act of 1933. A decentralized server service system makes for secure and transparent ownership/usage of NFTs, which will, in turn, lead to more investors in NFTs.
While the overall market for NFTs has cooled off in recent months, several factors still could help reignite interest in this unique asset class. Let’s look at some of the most important considerations for buyers and sellers of NFTs.
Making NFT environmentally friendly
NFTs require multiple machines and computers to keep them running. This might be a turn-off for any environmentalist who aspires to venture into NFT investments. However, creating an upgraded version of NFTs requiring fewer machines to function fully will lead to less CO2 in the atmosphere. Environmentalists will jump on the idea of a greener version and less pollution.
Create avenues for NFT Liquidation
NFTs are crypto collectibles and, as such, are susceptible to crypto influence. Those are considered volatile and less liquid as they seemingly do not share the same value as cryptocurrencies and cannot be liquidated instantly.
One cannot impulsively sell them to raise funds. First, you need to find a buyer interested, which may take longer than you have time to raise funds, and not just any buyer but a crypto-friendly buyer interested in investing. Imagine NFTs becoming more than collectibles and becoming liquid assets!
Recognition of NFTs by Federal law
Unlike Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies, NFTs cannot be divided. This makes them ideal for use cases where ownership needs to be verified. Despite their potential, they have not been recognized by federal law. If NFTs are recognized, it would boost the emerging industry and open up new use cases for the technology.
No one wants to invest with a 50% chance of failure. NFTs, as a somewhat new form of electronic investment, do not have the full backing of federal law in accordance with the Bank secrecy act of 1970, as this will require decentralized server systems and complete copyright law, which most NFTs lack.
As a result, in some cases, NFTs are considered unregulated investments with no copyright law or claims guarding their owners or users against fraud or preventing money laundering. Therefore, NFTs becoming fully regulated and meeting the requirements of the Bank secrecy act of 1970 will be a significant deal closer to NFT investment.
Notable Challenges facing NFT
Despite things that must be done, there are also several challenges associated with NFTs. One primary concern is that the underlying technology is still very new and untested. While the Ethereum network has performed well so far, it remains to be seen whether it can scale to meet the demand of a large and growing market.
In addition, many businesses are still reluctant to accept NFTs as payment due to their volatile nature. Finally, there is always the risk that hackers will find a way to exploit vulnerabilities in the system, which could lead to the loss of funds or theft of information. Despite these risks, the potential rewards of investing in NFTs warrant further exploration by both buyers and sellers.
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