Best of the Week
Most Popular
1. Investing in a Bubble Mania Stock Market Trending Towards Financial Crisis 2.0 CRASH! - 9th Sep 21
2.Tech Stocks Bubble Valuations 2000 vs 2021 - 25th Sep 21
3.Stock Market FOMO Going into Crash Season - 8th Oct 21
4.Stock Market FOMO Hits September Brick Wall - Evergrande China's Lehman's Moment - 22nd Sep 21
5.Crypto Bubble BURSTS! BTC, ETH, XRP CRASH! NiceHash Seizes Funds on Account Halting ALL Withdrawals! - 19th May 21
6.How to Protect Your Self From a Stock Market CRASH / Bear Market? - 14th Oct 21
7.AI Stocks Portfolio Buying and Selling Levels Going Into Market Correction - 11th Oct 21
8.Why Silver Price Could Crash by 20%! - 5th Oct 21
9.Powell: Inflation Might Not Be Transitory, After All - 3rd Oct 21
10.Global Stock Markets Topped 60 Days Before the US Stocks Peaked - 23rd Sep 21
Last 7 days
Best AI Tech Stocks ETF and Investment Trusts - 19th Oct 21
Gold Mining Stocks: Will Investors Dump the Laggards? - 19th Oct 21
The Most Exciting Medical Breakthrough Of The Decade? - 19th Oct 21
Prices Rising as New Dangers Point to Hard Assets - 19th Oct 21
It’s not just Copper; GYX indicated cyclical the whole time - 19th Oct 21
Chinese Tech Stocks CCP Paranoia, VIES - Variable Interest Entities - 19th Oct 21
Inflation Peaked Again, Right? - 19th Oct 21
Gold Stocks Bouncing Hard - 19th Oct 21
Stock Market New Intermediate Bottom Forming? - 19th Oct 21
Beware, Gold Bulls — That’s the Beginning of the End - 18th Oct 21
Gold Price Flag Suggests A Big Rally May Start Soon - 18th Oct 21
Inflation Or Deflation – End Result Is Still Depression - 18th Oct 21
A.I. Breakthrough Could Disrupt the $11 Trillion Medical Sector - 18th Oct 21
US Economy and Stock Market Addicted to Deficit Spending - 17th Oct 21
The Gold Price And Inflation - 17th Oct 21
Went Long the Crude Oil? Beware of the Headwinds Ahead… - 17th Oct 21
Watch These Next-gen Cloud Computing Stocks - 17th Oct 21
Overclockers UK Custom Built PC 1 YEAR Use Review Verdict - Does it Still Work? - 16th Oct 21
Altonville Mine Tours Maze at Alton Towers Scarefest 2021 - 16th Oct 21
How to Protect Your Self From a Stock Market CRASH / Bear Market? - 14th Oct 21
The Only way to Crush Inflation (not stocks) - 14th Oct 21
Why "Losses Are the Norm" in the Stock Market - 14th Oct 21
Sub Species Castle Maze at Alton Towers Scarefest 2021 - 14th Oct 21
Which Wallet is Best for Storing NFTs? - 14th Oct 21
Ailing UK Pound Has Global Effects - 14th Oct 21
How to Get 6 Years Life Out of Your Overclocked PC System, Optimum GPU, CPU and MB Performance - 13th Oct 21
The Demand Shock of 2022 - 12th Oct 21
4 Reasons Why NFTs Could Be The Future - 12th Oct 21
Crimex Silver: Murder Most Foul - 12th Oct 21
Bitcoin Rockets In Preparation For Liftoff To $100,000 - 12th Oct 21
INTEL Tech Stock to the MOON! INTC 2000 vs 2021 Market Bubble WARNING - 11th Oct 21
AI Stocks Portfolio Buying and Selling Levels Going Into Market Correction - 11th Oct 21
Stock Market Wall of Worry Meets NFPs - 11th Oct 21
Stock Market Intermediate Correction Continues - 11th Oct 21
China / US Stock Markets Divergence - 10th Oct 21
Can US Save Taiwan From China? Taiwan Strait Naval Battle - PLA vs 7th Fleet War Game Simulation - 10th Oct 21
Gold Price Outlook: The Inflation Chasm Between Europe and the US - 10th Oct 21
US Real Estate ETFs React To Rising Housing Market Mortgage Interest Rates - 10th Oct 21
US China War over Taiwan Simulation 2021, Invasion Forecast - Who Will Win? - 9th Oct 21
When Will the Fed Taper? - 9th Oct 21
Dancing with Ghouls and Ghosts at Alton Towers Scarefest 2021 - 9th Oct 21
Stock Market FOMO Going into Crash Season - 8th Oct 21
Scan Computers - Custom Build PC 6 Months Later, Reliability, Issues, Quality of Tech Support Review - 8th Oct 21
Gold and Silver: Your Financial Main Battle Tanks - 8th Oct 21
How to handle the “Twin Crises” Evergrande and Debt Ceiling Threatening Stocks - 8th Oct 21
Why a Peak in US Home Prices May Be Approaching - 8th Oct 21
Alton Towers Scarefest is BACK! Post Pandemic Frights Begin, What it's Like to Enter Scarefest 2021 - 8th Oct 21
AJ Bell vs II Interactive Investor - Which Platform is Best for Buying US FAANG Stocks UK Investing - 7th Oct 21
Gold: Evergrande Investors' Savior - 7th Oct 21
Here's What Really Sets Interest Rates (Not Central Banks) - 7th Oct 21

Market Oracle FREE Newsletter

How to Protect your Wealth by Investing in AI Tech Stocks

NFTs Continue to Grow in Popularity – Can they affect the broad cryptocurrency market?

Currencies / cryptocurrency Jul 02, 2021 - 01:43 PM GMT

By: S_N_Chatterjee

Currencies

As cryptocurrencies continue to grow in popularity, due to the emergence of trading platforms, like Global Solution, numerous other blockchain applications are attracting the wider public. Digitalization seems to be the one-way street for the global economy and entire industries are changing in the process.

One of the sectors that is not yet benefiting from increased attention, but continues to grow exponentially, is represented by non-fungible tokens (NFTs). These unique and valuable digital assets are being used for digital art, collectibles, music, games, sports, or fashion, and since their application is so diverse, people need to know what are NFTs, and more important than that, if these tokens can have an impact on the traditional cryptocurrency market.


non-fungible tokens explained


What are NFTs?

Non-fungible tokens or NFTs, are units of data stored on a digital ledger (traditionally known as blockchain), with the purpose of being unique and not interchangeable. Although access to any copy of the original file is not restricted solely to the NFT buyer, only he will have proof of ownership, separate from the copyright.

Regardless of the blockchain supporting the NFT, each works to ensure that the digital item is authentically one-of-a-kind. Since these are rare assets and potential demand can be elevated, the NFTs market continued to expand in 2020, and is projected to do so in 2021 and beyond.

NFT market continues to expand

Based on the latest statistics, the NFT market was estimated at $250 million in 2020, tripling in value during the span of a single year. The figures are even more encouraging when it comes to the first quarter of 2021.

The NFT market had surged 2,100% to reach $2 billion in sales, according to nonfungible.com. Big spending on these tokens occurred at the same time new investors joined the industry. There were approximately 73,000 buyers and 33,000 sellers, during the first quarter of the year, which had fueled a rapid rise in valuations. A large imbalance between demand and supply, is considered to be the main reason why NFTs have the potential to increase in value in the long run. At the same time, it is important to note these tokens are based on blockchains like Ethereum, Flow, or Tezos, which raises the question of whether the broader market can be positively or negatively influenced.

Can NFTs impact the cryptocurrency market?

Most of the NFTs are operating on the Ethereum blockchain, meaning investors first need to buy ETH tokens and then use them to buy NFTs. The process is different as compared to using a trading platform like Global Solution since in this case investors have ownership over ETH tokens and can use that buying power for NFTs.

NFTs and traditional cryptocurrencies

Increasing demand for NFTs can equal higher demand for Ether, Tezos, or other cryptocurrencies that provide support for these tokens on their blockchains. In the longer run, if the NFT industry can continue to grow at the same pace, that could be a supportive factor for the cryptocurrency market as well. At the same time, a setback in the NFT usage will mean lower demand for ETH or Tezos, acting as a tailwind.

By S N Chatterjee

Copyright 2021 © S N Chatterjee - All Rights Reserved

Disclaimer: The above is a matter of opinion provided for general information purposes only and is not intended as investment advice. Information and analysis above are derived from sources and utilising methods believed to be reliable, but we cannot accept responsibility for any losses you may incur as a result of this analysis. Individuals should consult with their personal financial advisors.


© 2005-2019 http://www.MarketOracle.co.uk - The Market Oracle is a FREE Daily Financial Markets Analysis & Forecasting online publication.


Post Comment

Only logged in users are allowed to post comments. Register/ Log in