NFT Tap (Updated Regularly)
The NFT Tap is a personal selection of go-to resource for anyone seeking to understand or do more with non-fungible tokens. I tried to compile the most interesting POV to understand WTF R NFTs.
NFTs and a Thousand True Fans — Evolution of the internet and better economics for creators by Chris Dixon
In his classic 2008 essay “1000 True Fans,” Kevin Kelly predicted that the internet would transform the economics of creative activities:
To be a successful creator you don’t need millions. You don’t need millions of dollars or millions of customers, millions of clients or millions of fans. To make a living as a craftsperson, photographer, musician, designer, author, animator, app maker, entrepreneur, or inventor you need only thousands of true fans…
1,000 True Fans - The original article by Kevin Kelly
What are NFTs?
Non-fungible token (NFT) is a term used to describe a unique digital asset whose ownership is tracked on a blockchain, such as Ethereum. Assets that can be represented as NFTs range from digital goods, such as items that exist within virtual worlds, to claims on physical assets such as clothing items or real estate. In the coming years, we will see NFTs used to unlock entirely new use cases that are only made possible by crypto….
In January 1996, Bill Gates published what would go on to become one of the classic essays of the early internet. In it, he describes the very characteristics of the internet that would lay the foundation for the Creator Economy. “One of the exciting things about the internet is that anyone with a PC and a modem can publish whatever content they create,” he writes….
All about NFTs - Podcast
From "I've never seen anything like this before" to "is this like ICOs all over again" to "it's just a jpg I don't get it" to "but what about the energy use!" -- this special deep-dive episode from the a16z Podcast network breaks down everything you need or want to know about NFTs... while cutting through the noise for what’s hype/ what’s real.
How to NFT? by Coingecko
This great manual about NFTs covers everything you need to know about NFTs: from the definition, the minting process, use cases, benefits, history of NFTs, the industry size, the successful collections, to the Darkside of NFTs, the scams, the fake collections, impersonation, hacks, etc. You will discover that NFT doesn’t mean expensive JPEG; applications and possibilities are limitless and we have just scratched the surface.
Overall, NFTs are the vehicle for ownership in time of the digital age. So be prepared; although the more we progress, the less we will hear about the technical aspects of the underlying technology (the same way no one needs to know about SMTP to send an email), it is good knowledge to comprehend the possibilities these new programs (or Tokens) will offer and how it will impact the way we define notions like ownership, property, value, or authenticity.
Purchase it here or if you have some Minty, message me for a free copy.