What is the Long Term Future for NFTs?

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  • NFTs are currently thought of as largely unimpressive (or simply copied) digital artworks
  • Other sue cases are starting to emerge, but it will take time
  • What are some areas where NFTs can prosper in the future?

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are a relatively new technology, and as a result their long-term future is uncertain. However, there are a few potential developments that could shape the future of NFTs, some of which we have already started to catch glimpses of among the speculative nonsense that has driven its early stages.


NFTs have found an immediate home in the art world, and this is an area that is almost certain to grow. Already, many artists and collectors are using NFTs to buy, sell, and trade digital artwork. This trend could continue to grow, leading to more widespread adoption of NFTs in the art world and potentially even becoming the norm for buying, selling and trading digital art.


Another potential development is the use of NFTs in gaming. Some video game developers are already experimenting with using NFTs to represent in-game items, such as weapons or collectibles. This could lead to new ways for players to own, trade, and monetize their in-game assets.


Another area where NFTs are being explored is in the field of collectibles, with companies like Sorare building marketplaces for NFTs that represent virtual collectible items. Giants like Ticketmaster (eugh) are already working with NFT platforms to offer digital collectibles along with ticket sales for musicians and bands, while football clubs have been on this bandwagon for a while already.

The World Awaits

As well as these more established avenues, a growing number of companies and organizations are exploring the use of NFTs in various other industries such as real estate, supply chain, identity, and many more. Once the technology and regulations are developed further, more and more sectors might find a use for NFTs.

It is important to mention however that since NFTs are a relatively new technology and its application is not fully explored yet, it is hard to predict with certainty the long-term future of NFTs. However, what is clear is that it has potential to be a game changer in many sectors, creating new ways of monetizing digital assets, providing more transparency and immutability in data and records, and more control to the creators and owners of the digital assets.

Overall, the future of NFTs is likely to be shaped by a variety of factors, including technological advancements, regulatory developments, and market trends.