NFT – FAQ

  • ► What is an NFT?

    An NFT, which stands for non-fungible token, is a unique unit of data employing technology that allows digital content—from images to songs to videos—to become logged and authenticated on cryptocurrency blockchains, primarily Ethereum. Once the content is logged onto the blockchain, every transaction, from transfers to sales is recorded on-chain, creating an easily accessible ledger of provenance and price history.

    The main impact of NFTs is making it easy to own and sell digital content. Unlike most digital items which can be endlessly reproduced, each NFT has a unique digital signature, meaning it is one of a kind. While anyone can view the NFT, only the buyer has the status of being the official owner – a kind of digital rights. Buying an NFT of an image or video does not mean the buyer gets the copyright of the underlying item.

  • ► What are NFT photos?

    Non-fungible tokens are out to change the status quo for good, and the photography market isn’t going to be left out. Photography as an NFT checks all reasonable marks — verifies ownership, adds security layers, creates uniqueness, and rewards creators.

  • ► How does it work?

    NFTs have quickly become established as the primary method to buy, sell, store, and trade digital assets, and their emergence is disrupting the way we view photography and its storage. As the world moved digital, ownership of pictures became more disputable. Original owners sometimes received little or no credits for the pictures they either took or owned. NFTs look to solve that problem. As they are integrated into blockchains, authenticity and openness are assured. Therefore, it does not matter how many times people like, share, or screenshot your pictures, you still have the ownership and transferable right to the picture.

  • ► Do artists keep their copyright?

    Yes. The artist retains ownership of all the copyright. The buyer of the NFT will own the NFT only – nothing should be construed as transferring ownership of the copyright away from the artist.

  • ► What is OpenSea?

    OpenSea is the first and largest peer-to-peer marketplace for crypto goods (an equivalent of eBay for crypto assets), which include collectibles and non-fungible tokens backed by a blockchain. On OpenSea, anyone can buy or sell these items through a smart contract

  • ► Why did you choose OpenSea?

    OpenSea has amassed the world’s largest share of NFTs for sale. That makes it the de facto marketplace for retail users buying NFTs.

    Furthermore, OpenSea Fees are low – The deal is this: OpenSea provides the NFT marketplace infrastructure for free, and users cover the platform’s upkeep with a 2.5% fee on every NFT sale. Considering Foundation’s (the main competitor) fees begin at 15%, and eBay at 10%, OpenSea’s flat-rate sales fee is entirely reasonable.

  • ► What are Cryptocurrencies?

    A cryptocurrency is, most simply, a digital asset. It is called a currency because it was created to work as a medium of exchange. Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum don’t rely on banks to verify transactions. It’s a peer-to-peer system that can enable anyone, anywhere, to send and receive payments.

  • ► What is Ethereum (ETH)?

    The core currency on OpenSea is called Ethereum (ETH). Ether is the native currency of the Ethereum network and it’s commonly abbreviated to ETH. Ethereum is the currency that will be used for setting the collection’s item value, and the transactions with NFT buyers.

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