What does it mean to mint an NFT, and how does it work?

NFT stands for Non-Fungible Token. Essentially, a non-fungible token is a digital asset with no fungible qualities. A fungible token is something that is interchangeable. It is something that is not unique and can be easily exchanged such as the US dollar or even crypto-currencies like bitcoin. There are many of them and a dollar bill is also the same as 100 pennies or four quarters.

Something that is a Non-Fungible token is one of a kind. It is unique and not interchangeable. Unlike digital currencies, which are backed by real-world assets like gold or fiat currency, NFTs are collectibles that only exist in the digital world.

Minting an NFT is the process of getting it onto a blockchain. You are in essence turning something digital into a crypto collectible. A NFT is a digital representation of a unique asset and cannot be replicated. The asset's value can fluctuate based on supply and demand in the marketplace.

Minting is the process of creating a new token on the blockchain. Users can create new tokens. Once a new token is minted, it cannot be later withdrawn from circulation like other ERC20 tokens. New tokens can be created for many different purposes and we are only just seeing the beginning of it’s uses at the time of this writing.

What is Ethereum and EtherDelta?

Ethereum is a cryptocurrency & computing platform with smart contracts that enables developers to build decentralized applications. It was first introduced as a white paper in 2013 by Vitalik Buterin, who wanted to create an alternative to bitcoin.

Ethereum's blockchain technology allows for an explosion of digital assets that individuals, companies, and governments trade. These tokens are created with a purpose in mind, and there is no shortage of different activities that require these new digital assets. While there are other cryptocurrencies that will allow minting of NFTs Ethereum is the most widely known.

EtherDelta is a decentralized cryptocurrency trading platform and exchange. It uses smart contracts and P2P trading algorithms to connect buyers and sellers of Ether and other Ethereum-based cryptocurrencies.

The state of NFTs

Many people are getting into the NFT space today as it is ever-expanding to include all sorts of assets. The most common are digital art at the moment, but that could all change.

They come to life from the contract code written in Solidity. This makes it easier for anyone who knows Solidity to create a token or an item for sale and release it on the Ethereum platform or other emerging platforms.

Some people think that NFTs will become the main form of digital ownership and store of value in the future. NFTs are considered the future of investing. At the same time, there is still much to learn about them since they are so new. There is no doubt that NFTs are a part of the future for those investing in them with the goal of making money, however the future of NFTs is yet to be seen. Now is the best time to learn more about them and dive into the action. So much has happened in this space already that many feel like they have “missed the boat” but things are really still in their infancy and there are still so many opportunities on the horizon.

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What are NFT's?

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