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This list just might get you rich.

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Although 2020 was a major year for cryptocurrencies and the start of DeFi’s rise, 2021 will be all about non-fungible tokens (NFTs). NFTs aren’t exactly new. The underlying idea behind NFTs didn’t come to fruition until the launch of Cryptokitties, an Ethereum-based game.

Since then, NFT-mania has erupted, resulting in sky-high prices for one-of-a-kind collectibles. Global musicians, entertainers, actors, and other high-profile individuals have raised visibility and also inspired legacy auction houses including Sotheby’s and Christie’s to participate.

The platforms and tokens that sustain these novel creations are one of the major drivers of this trend. The dynamic approach of NFTs, according to Luis Aureliano, a financial analyst and macroeconomics specialist with more than 15 years of experience, is another significant step toward making blockchain more relatable to a wider audience.

“Cryptocurrencies, though becoming more practical, have had a slow acceptance rate due to their limited appeal. NFTs also sparked widespread interest, due in part to a slew of celebrity endorsements that have brought national exposure to the nascent industry.”

According to Luis, the platforms that have fueled NFTs’ rise in popularity are the very epicenters of their creativity, as evidenced by rising native token valuations.

“Some of these platforms’ services were deemed worthless when they first appeared. Now, these same companies are laughing all the way to the bank as pop culture, art, and collecting make their way into their ecosystems, boosting blockchain interaction. The value of corresponding tokens reflects this fact and foreshadows NFTs’ future potential.

These nine native NFT platform tokens, according to Luis, are worth keeping an eye on as their success and stewardship herald a new age for blockchain’s usability and scope.

Ethernity

At the moment, Ethernity Chain is one of the most popular NFT platforms. In March, the value of its utility token, ERN, increased dramatically. It was listed for $0.275 when it first launched on March 8, 2021, but this number quickly jumped to $3.50 after its IDO on Polkastarter ended. It was trading at $33 within five days, and on March 27, 2021, it hit an all-time high of close to $74. Despite the fact that the price has since fallen to $38.7, its price trajectory in less than a month indicates that it has considerable potential.

Ethernity Chain is a digital art marketplace that sells NFTs sports cards, collectibles, and digital artwork. Its mission is to donate a portion of its profits to charity and encourage social good. It also assists artists and other creatives in auctioning their works, with a portion of the proceeds going to the artist’s chosen charity. The platform is still growing, and it recently announced a partnership with Kinetic Company, a crypto investment firm that will help it broaden its ecosystem.

Ethernity recently took a giant step toward revolutionizing the licensing industry by teaming up with Jason Hauser, a well-known digital artist. This is consistent with Ethernity’s trend of collaborating closely with top artists in order to promote them better.

Theta

Theta blockchain is a network that uses its cryptocurrency to stream videos. It was created to address the issues facing the streaming industry by incentivizing users to share their network bandwidth. In return, users are given Theta tokens. Theta has enormous potential as the only end-to-end platform for decentralized video streaming and distribution.

THETA is currently worth $11.79, and as the Theta blockchain develops, there is more space for development. Surprisingly, the asset was once among the top ten crypto assets by market capitalization, indicating its immense potential. It was founded in 2018, and it already has backing from Samsung Electronics’ venture arm and Sony Corporation’s Innovation Fund, indicating that it has the support of major industry players.

Superfarm

SuperFarm is another NFT platform to keep an eye on. Its creators defined it as a cross-chain DeFi protocol that can convert any token into an NFT farm without the need for any coding. This would address the dilemma of many crypto projects’ underlying assets and tokens having tangible usefulness. The platform provides a set of tools that projects can use to incentivize behaviors and add value to tokens.

The SuperFarm token is currently valued at $2.77, more than double its value from a month ago as more people understand its utility and value. SuperFarm is a fantastic forum for crypto-to-crypto and NFT farming because it is so easy to use. Its user interface is excellent, and its NFT infrastructure is extensive, with an NFT marketplace, NFT generation, ERC20 generation, NFT multiverse video game, NFT farming, and Crypto farming capabilities all available.

Decentraland

This is a platform that should excite anyone who enjoys gaming and is interested in blockchain technology.  Decentraland is a decentralized virtual reality gaming platform that was announced in 2018 but was not available until 2020. The platform is built on Ethereum and is designed to help people create, build, sell, and host virtual assets.

Users can purchase virtual properties on Decentraland in order to start an online or virtual company. The platform’s virtual lands can be used to build various structures that can be monetized or sold for profit. The ERC-721 token LAND represents the land and is a non-fungible asset on the platform. There are 90,000 pieces of LAND, each measuring 33 by 33 feet. A LAND height, on the other hand, has no ceiling, so an owner could potentially keep building higher.

A set of LAND forms a district, which is a community of buildings with a common theme, much like in real cities. The native cryptocurrency, MANA, is an ERC-20 token that gives users the ability to vote on issues affecting their districts. It can also be used to purchase LAND as well as other virtual resources and properties on the platform. Its present value is $0.9858.

LAND in Decentraland can be used for something. Rarible, SuperRare, MakerDAO, and other blockchain companies have used their LAND parcels as virtual offices and galleries. Some people use it for virtual meetings and live events.

Enjin

Another gaming network based on blockchain technology. Enjin is basically a storage and management platform for virtual assets used in games. Enjin can thus store, handle, and sell anything from tokens representing unique in-game objects like accessories or guns to in-game currencies.

It is based on the Ethereum blockchain and uses the ENJ cryptocurrency as its native currency. Users may build digital assets to incorporate into apps and games as required, with the assets being customizable to function on the platform in question. The assets are valued in ENJ, which is currently trading at $2.39 per share. Enjin’s value comes from its ability to mint digital assets for a variety of gaming environments. Already, the platform has partnered with major corporations such as Microsoft, which acknowledges the platform’s immense potential and importance to its ecosystem.

Kiwie

 This platform is a digital art marketplace where street artworks are sold as NFTs. For every painted street artwork, a corresponding digital artwork is created and minted, and an NFT containing the physical coordinates is added. Anyone who purchases digital artwork on the platform will also be the owner of the street art. The digital artwork turns into a ghost version when the street artwork is repainted or destroyed.

This platform’s goal is to have KIWIE “fat monster” street artwork in 195 countries.

Unicly

Unicly is a non-fungible token that is worth considering in addition to all of these. Despite the fact that it has yet to launch, the promise that this platform holds for the NFTs industry as a whole ensures its future success. Unicly’s main selling point is its ability to fractionalize NFTs. NFTs are commonly thought to be one-of-a-kind tokens that contain one-of-a-kind digital properties. Although this has been their main selling point, it has also proven to be difficult, particularly when selling expensive NFTs. Users would be able to own a fraction of an NFT via Unicly, allowing for greater liquidity. The platform will include uTokens, which will enable holders of these NFTs to vote on whether to sell or hold.

Terra Virtua

Terra Virtua can appear to be similar to Decentraland at first glance. Terra Virtua, on the other hand, does not have the same experience; Terra Virtua is an Augmented Virtual Reality platform that allows users to sell, collect, and create NFTs.

Terra Virtua will allow users to buy or build NFT environments such as race tracks and virtual lounges, and then populate them with collectible NFTs that can be won, purchased, or built.

Terra Virtua, which sells collectibles from movies like Pacific Rim and Lost in Space, is designed for collectors to show off and explore their collections in a secure environment protected by Blockchain’s decentralized framework.

Hoard Platform

The Hoard platform has announced the launch of an NFT marketplace where users can lend, rent, and exchange NFTS. Lenders may use NFTs as collateral to grant stablecoin loans with premia.

Staking on Hoard’s HRD coin is also supported by being liquidity providers on decentralized exchanges like Uniswap, in return for UNIv2 coins, percentages on the trading pair, and bonuses on the Hoard marketplace.

In addition, Hoard wants to link its NFT marketplace with software development. This one-of-a-kind value proposition will be realized through infrastructure that connects in-game objects to the Ethereum blockchain.

The Hoard SDK is the software development kit for Hoard’s operation. It will be an easy-to-use Open-Source platform for integrating any game with its blockchain.

The development kit, which is known for its ease of use and thorough documentation, will enable game developers to continue working with NFTs without being bogged down in the world of blockchain coding. Players’ in-game properties, such as virtual real estate or collectibles, can now be easily tokenized, allowing them to exchange items more easily.

To Sum It All Up

Experts and observers predict that 2021 will be the year of NFTs. So far, developments in this space suggest that this is the case. From the millions of NFT artworks already sold to the production of many channels, it is obvious that it is here to stay. The most expensive piece was a $69 million art piece by Beeple. Since it is all in its early stages, there are a lot of things to keep an eye on.

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In June, the volume of Ethereum NFT trading decreased by 70%, although sales remained stable

Although there is less money in NFTs, sales haven’t really slowed down.

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Despite the negative market, there is some good news regarding NFTs.

According to Nansen data, the overall amount of Ethereum NFT trades has decreased by 55% over the past month, falling from 1.3 million ETH to roughly 584,000 ETH. In terms of US dollars, that represents a decline of about 70% from just under $2.6 billion to about $672 million.

Over the past month, Ethereum’s price has decreased by around 43%. But because “blue chip” NFT prices haven’t increased to make up for it, fewer transactions are taking place.

Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT prices are still circling about 100 ETH among the top five listed NFT collections on OpenSea, with average ETH prices having essentially remained unchanged. The exception is CryptoPunks, whose buy-in floor pricing increased by 48 percent in part as a result of Christie’s head of digital sales taking over as the Punks’ new brand lead this month.

The unique blockchain tokens that represent ownership over digital art are still being bought and sold by NFT traders; they’re just purchasing less expensive tokens and “aping” into free mints like Goblintown, which launched a wave of free-to-mint NFT collections centered around bodily waste, nihilism, and memes.

According to data from CryptoSlam, the typical sale price for an Ethereum NFT dropped from $2,463 in May to barely $703, a 71% reduction. While a result, NFTs are often more expensive to buy as the crypto bear market persists.

OpenSea reported 1.478 million NFTs were sold on its platform in May. As of Wednesday, 1.476 million NFTs have been sold in June, thus it’s entirely probable that this month will see an increase in NFT sales over May. The Otherside NFTs from Yuga Labs, which saw $561 million traded in just one day, also significantly helped May’s results.

According to Dune data, the total number of registered users who have completed at least one transaction on OpenSea’s marketplace increased by a modest 6.5 percent. With a 16 percent drop from roughly 422,000 to 354,000, the number of active traders for Ethereum NFTs has only marginally decreased.

Nansen data show that there hasn’t been much of a reduction in the number of weekly active NFT projects that are seeing revenues. Three NFT collections—the same number as last month—have seen more than 10,000 sales. Only 30% fewer collections this month—from 109 to 76—saw more than a thousand sales in a given period. Therefore, NFT designers are still making sales, especially in collections with the biggest market caps.

Consequently, traders are still making trades even though overall volume may be down 55 to 70 percent in ETH and USD, respectively. Despite the fact that they are currently buying and selling for less, it appears that NFT aficionados still have hope.

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Users’ email addresses are massively exposed due to an OpenSea data breach

The NFT marketplace stated that it has informed law enforcement of the occurrence and that an investigation is in progress.

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The largest nonfungible tokens (NFT) marketplace in the world, OpenSea, has issued a warning to users after learning that a Customer.io employee may have sent the list of OpenSea users’ email addresses to a third party while working on the platform for managing email newsletters and campaigns.

All users who have provided their email addresses to the marketplace, whether it be for the platform or its newsletter, have been impacted by the incident. OpenSea warned consumers about potential phishing attempts after the hack.

On Thursday, the NFT market reported that it had spoken to law enforcement about the incident and that a probe was ongoing.

The most recent data breach is far from the only significant attack this year on OpenSea and its subscribers. The popular NFT marketplace’s Discord server was compromised in May, which sparked a flood of phishing attacks. Numerous user wallets were in fact abused. The platform experienced one of its most severe attacks to date in January, during which a vulnerability allowed attackers to sell NFTs without authorization. The market covered losses of $1.8 million.

Customer.io rival Hubspot was breached in March, exposing users’ usernames, contact information, and email addresses on BlockFi, Swan Bitcoin, NYDIG, and Circle. Names, phone numbers, and email addresses of users of various platforms were disclosed to an unidentified entity.

Hackers may try to contact OpenSea clients by sending emails from domains that resemble OpenSea.io or OpenSea.xyz, according to a warning from OpenSea. Spam calls, texts, and emails have all increased, according to Twitter users.

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The Future of NFT Gaming Doesn’t Rely on Big Capital Expenditures

Large game publishers typically oppose your ability to trade freely. The economic model used in popular games, where players purchase in-game cash or points in order to unlock more content and improve their experience, is at existential risk from NFTs (non-fungible tokens).

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If it were possible to regulate the flow of NFTs in a closed market, this would be a different story. Interoperability will be key in the future, according to industry upstarts, and digital assets represented by NFTs will be portable from one platform to another.

Large gaming companies generate billions of dollars from microtransactions, and a key factor in their success is their ability to retain players willing to pay money for in-game items. These businesses have developed systems that entirely exclude any legitimate third-party access to certain material or digital assets because they want their player base to invest a lot of money in the game.

NFTs have the potential to be revolutionary since they open the door for broad lending of these assets in addition to allowing speculators to profit. It’s no longer necessary for a player to put a significant number of money into the game in order to fully enjoy it by enabling investors to purchase an NFT and then loan it out to someone – either for a fee or a profit-split arrangement.

How play-to-earn is implemented

A fully developed gaming ecosystem will see the emergence of two different types of stakeholders. Investors who have a sizable portfolio of in-game NFTs are less likely to play the game in exchange for a daily return of $50. Then there are gamers from all over the world, who in certain circumstances would make significantly more money than the minimum wage under a profit-sharing system for lending.

The second category, who can have less money, is more worried about the short-term volatility and low liquidity of digital assets. They are unable to take the risk of accumulating NFTs in the hopes that they will be steadily profitable and hold or increase in value.

In the gaming industry, tradeable digital assets already exist. However, the practice of putting these assets on the blockchain is expanding; this was a general trend in 2021, when NFTs earned $8.4 billion in revenue. The logical next step for this sector is video games, and since more and more of these sales are shifting to blockchain gaming, there may soon be a noticeable increase in established companies moving in-game objects, characters, and skins on-chain.

As opposed to nominally belonging to the investor or player but really being at the mercy of a centralized gaming platform that can ban the user at any time, on-chain assets are designated as unique and belonging to one true owner. It’s more decentralized and provides users a lot more room to choose their own routes, especially when it comes to lending in-game items and lowering entrance barriers.

creating the framework for play-to-earn players to borrow If NFTs result in a rapid expansion of the player base in new markets, they can be extremely advantageous for game producers. Even before one considers how digital assets might be coded to meet cross-platform use cases or be employed in metaverses, making the industry more accessible irrevocably alters the entire landscape.

The compatibility of digital resources

The idea of full cross-metaverse employment of NFTs on a single digital identity raises a host of hitherto unimagined benefits. As a result, potential value is unlocked and speculation may be brought under control in a less erratic and more stable market.

The restrictions must be adjusted and will be based on the rarity of particular assets and what you may do with them. Can they be upgraded? Can you construct on NFT land to increase its value? Should players be able to own an entire mountain, or can they only purchase plots? It will be entirely community-driven if gamers own everything, but creators should have some voice and may feel the need to impose restrictions.

It is likely that a DAO (decentralized autonomous organization) operated system, in which the entire globe is owned by members and NFT holders, is now being developed. However, it is unclear whether this will be sustainable without a rigid set of regulations.

establishing NFT financing

When you attempt to transfer an actual NFT to another user’s digital wallet, problems happen. You would want the loanee to post collateral to secure the loan because there is a danger of the loanee defaulting. This creates a capital cost that acts as a barrier to entry for a sizable number of potential players.

A preferable approach would be one in which the NFT’s utility, or “wrapped,” is the sole thing rented out. An NFT holder can put the asset in a smart contract, specify the loan terms, post it for rent on the market, and let the free market function as it should.

The wrapped NFT is a newly created copy that has the same metadata, URLs, and other characteristics as the original and can be programmed to expire after a specific date. By doing so, the human-trust layer is removed, and the remarkable security that blockchains offer is provided. In essence, this wrapped NFT is only useful and cannot be spent.

It expires, returns to the smart contract at the maturity date, and is burnt as the result of a frictionless, risk-free, and collateral-free NFT lending system. Additionally, if the loanee improves a piece of land or gives a character a lot more playtime, the original NFT might appreciate as a result of the loan.

The blockchain will be updated with these changes as a direct result of the wrapped NFT’s experience. Most NFT projects and protocols are moving in the direction of this methodology in the wake of the infamous Axie Infinity hack, which cost $600 million.

The rumor about large developers

Popular game producers will find it more difficult to avoid presenting some sort of product if current trends continue and the NFT lending sector experiences significant expansion over the following few years.

Ubisoft and Epic Games are already testing, and it’s feasible that NFTs may follow the same trajectory as the idea of cryptocurrencies in general, where everyone will eventually use elements of distributed ledger technology. The notion is that this will become too alluring for businesses to ignore, or they may employ private chains or something similar.

The play-to-earn buzz is not something that traditional gamers like, and they frequently have a point. The overall quality of the market is now relatively low, and players just play these games to earn cryptocurrency, so there isn’t much to get excited about. This has a detrimental effect because it was once hailed as the new paradigm.

The problem of people quitting a project because the value of the rewards has declined due to a token price fall is still there.

Some time may pass before those seeking a better future in NFT gaming. The profitability of large developers’ existing strategies won’t be simply abandoned in favor of a more decentralized NFT-based economy because doing so would undermine their economic model. However, seasoned creators may begin experimenting with already-existing in-game assets as NFTs, and they may profit greatly in this fashion.

Unless their bottom line is in danger or a highly lucrative opportunity arises, multibillion-dollar corporations often adapt slowly. Maybe both of these elements will be crucial in bringing about a change in how we handle digital assets.

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