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A quick overview of how NFT's are created

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By Marion / May 12, 2022

Non-fungible tokens (NFT) are unique items that cannot be easily replaced or duplicated. 

They are also known as digital assets because they represent ownership rights over something specific. These digital assets can be anything from virtual goods to arts and collectibles.

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NFTs are tokens that are attached to specific objects. They can be anything from artwork to digital assets. These tokens are non-fungible. Each token has its unique identifier, making them impossible to duplicate. (Read also NFTs, and are they here to stay?)

In this article, we'll discuss the basics of how to create an NFT and more.

What is NFT?

An NFT is a unit of data stored on a blockchain, a form of digital ledger, that is non-interchangeable and can be sold or traded. The NFT data units may be associated with digital files such as artworks, photographs, videos, and audio.

NFT stands for non-fungible token. NFTs are digital assets that cannot be easily duplicated. They represent ownership rights to something unique, such as a virtual item, artwork, music, video games etc.

Blockchain technology allows users to transfer these tokens from one person to another.


How to create an NFT?

The process is straightforward. You need to define what type of asset it will be attached to, then attach your token to it.

Let's say you want to create a token for an artwork. In this case, you would first have to decide on the name of the artwork, then add it to your wallet.

(Read also Can I use Reptile to build my own NFT native app?)

We'll go through both methods in detail below.

1. Pick your item

To begin with, let's pick our item. For this example, you can choose digital assets such as custom painting, pictures, memes, gifs, collectibles, video games, music, etc.

2. Create your token

Now that you have selected your item, you can Create a Token to get started.

3. Set up your digital wallet

Next, you'll need to set up your digital wallet. The wallet allows you to store all your items and cryptocurrency securely.

4. Select your NFT marketplace

After setting up your wallet, you're ready to select your marketplace. There are many different marketplaces available. They allow users to sell their items on their marketplace.

5. Upload your file

Finally, you'll upload your file into the marketplace. Your file needs to contain information about your item. And you can mint it now.

6. Set up the sales process

You can start selling your item now that you've uploaded your file. To do so, you'll need to follow a few steps like setting up pricing, product description etc.

With everything set up, you can now start selling your item. Remember, you can always change the price at any time.

When someone purchases your item, you'll receive payment. You can then pay out your earnings to your wallet address.

Who can create an NFT?

Anyone who has access to the blockchain can create an NFT. The only requirement is that they must prove ownership of their assets.

It means that anyone can create an NFT, regardless of whether they have any experience in programming.

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Why should I create an NFT?

There are several reasons why you should create an NFT. Let's take a look at some of them:

1. Immutability

One of the most critical aspects of NFTs is immutability. It means that once created, and your NFT cannot be changed.

It also means that no one else can claim ownership of your asset.

2. Security

Another benefit of using NFTs is security. Since there is no central authority, it is harder for hackers to steal your assets.

3. Transparency

Another advantage of using NFTs is transparency. For example, when you purchase an item, its history is visible on the blockchain.

It means that everyone knows exactly where the item came from.

Is it a paradox?

There are some NFT specialists and not all is rosy in this new exciting world. Professor McCormack, a computer science professor at Australia's Monash University says that it is a very unstable investment, especially when you consider cryptocurrencies if the market decided that BTC, ETH or a Bored Ape NFT is worthless then the hype train has stopped its journey. He and other financial experts believe this NFT trend is somewhat fuelled by celebrities.

Professor McCormack says: “The problem with NFTs is that the only thing that’s rare is the NFT itself. “And in some cases, because the technology is still developing, the actual thing that you’ve bought is not contained within the NFT. There’s just a pointer to a webpage. So if that web server goes down or the image gets deleted or disappears, you have nothing. - You still own the NFT, but it’s useless.”

Professor McCormack goes even a step further discussing the environmental costs of NFTs and the trading of them. He believes that everyone involved in this industry should “step away” from the marketplace. And he adds that the trading of NFTs is “using up energy that could be used for other purposes”.

Read the full article written by Professor McCormack titled: “The paradox of NFTs: What are people actually paying for?” here.

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A Non-Fungible Token (NFT) is a unique item representing ownership rights over something specific, such as a piece of art or a virtual asset.

It is a cryptocurrency token representing a virtual asset. The most common use case for NFTs is artworks.

You can build NFTs on our software platform. It means that you don't have to rely on third parties to build your NFTs. This way, your NFTs are safe and secure.

We offer a software solution that makes it easy to build your own NFTs. There are many examples of real-world projects using our software.

Our goal is to provide tools that make it easier for anyone to create their own NFTs.

Try no-code Reptile to make your digital art platform. Reptile has all the templates, widgets, colours and fonts to help you create your own art display in just a few minutes. And maybe you’ll be earning money from your NFTs soon!

If that's not enough and you want to create more apps, Reptile allows you to automatically build highly functional and professional mobile native and web apps (iOS and Android) in one process!

For example, if you want to create a blog or a community site, have daily, weekly or monthly news, videos that you want to share with your audience, Reptile offers a simple and fast way to be a creator.

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We hope that this blog helps you to understand the way Reptile works and how simple it is to use yourself. If you decide to create an app, please contact us to help you to accelerate your native mobile app to bring your product to market as fast as possible.

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