Understanding the premise and the potential of NFT 2.0 and its use cases can unlock the way to mainstream NFTs adoption.
Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have seen massive adoption in recent years. The next step for mainstream usage of NFTs demands a seamless, transparent, and trustworthy user experience.
NFTs face a particularly daunting usability challenge In the next few years, the NFT 2.0 project is designed to unveil its full potential, amplifying user experience and engagement.
NFTs have come a long way, marking over $23 billion in trading volume in 2021, a figure expected to rise to $147 billion before 2026. Interestingly, this trading volume is owned by less than 400,000 holders, which implies that the transaction volume averages $47,000 per user.
For a market earlier dismissed as a craze, NFTs have been featured in Super Bowl commercials and adopted by celebrities and brands. They have also been incorporated into Play-to-Earn blockchain games and metaverses for enhanced user experience.
By March 2022, the number of NFTs exceeded the number of public websites that existed in 2010. However, most platforms are in a rush with their Web3 strategy, while others see users as a source of revenue. This has left the industry in a frenzy, filled with rug pulls and substandard projects.
Additionally, the onboarding process for NFTs and the wider crypto space is a complex one for consumers. For instance, the volatility has been detrimental to true fans. The price tag on NFTs has also severed the creator-fan relationship since it barely provides the equivalent value to consumers. Hence, most collectibles have experienced demand shocks due to their failure to balance the tradeoff.
In summary, the NFT market could benefit from further enhancements to simplify the user experience.
NFT fans are becoming more cautious about falling for scam artists and rug pulls. As a result, they are highly unlikely to mine new collectibles. NFT 2.0 aims to introduce a new wave of innovation that addresses many of the concerns regarding the young market.
NFT 2.0 is a trend that refers to any NFT that can go beyond the functionalities of NFT 1.0. It is an improved version of the non-fungible token (NFT) technology. The upgraded version is expected to enable users to play around and interact with the digital assets (NFTs, cryptos, etc.) they own. Its main goal is to make realistic and smart NFTs.
To realize NFTs’ perceived value, builders need to redefine what NFTs represent to deliver user-oriented utility. Achieving this will require a new real-world application that caters even to the Web2 audience. An example of this would be an event ticketing application that offers derivative NFTs to attendees as admission tickets. The event organizers recognize the NFTs held within the application website and check them in based on the participants’ NFT amount.
The hunt for utility revolves around the prospective airdrops, merchandise, metaverse games that will incorporate NFTs, etc. Redefining NFT tokens means that the collectors need utility beyond the basic ownership of collectibles. For example, the Nifty Tailor platform restructures NFT utility to generate value for collectors by allowing Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC)and Mutant Ape Yacht Club (MAYC) holders to mint new derivative Apes in outfits of their choice.
Blockchain solutions like the LTO Network also aim to provide improvements such as “Ownables” and NFT 2.0 wallets, which revolve around the concept of storing NFTs on decentralized wallets. These ownables could include media files, smart contracts, 3D models, and any digital asset.
To achieve a truly decentralized NFT technology, NFT 2.0 revolves around a decentralized wallet. The NFT 2.0 wallet is designed to enable NFT holders to conduct peer-to-peer (P2P) trade without intermediary platforms seamlessly. The NFT issuers can also use the wallet to embed widgets and apps to optimize functionality.
The overall space of non-fungible tokens will empower the creator economy, enabling artists and content creators to define new income streams and ecosystems. Additionally, it will strengthen the artist-fan relationship while protecting the artists’ digital and content rights.
While it is easy to conclude that the success of Web3 is bent on Web2 failing, Web3’s success will likely develop alongside Web2. That said, non-fungible tokens could be the gateway for users to enter the decentralized web. The utility of NFTs is currently limited, but their potential cannot be written off.
The perceived value of NFTs will be extracted when people start looking beyond static pictures and art. Looking beyond digitized art will allow users to see what NFTs truly represent- provable ownership. Concentrating on the verifiable ownership aspect of NFTs unlocks an unprecedented set of potential use cases. Take, for instance, art verification, title deeds, healthcare, real estate, and so on.
Non-fungible tokens have a huge role to play in the future of the art scene. The technology has so far disrupted the traditional mode of operation. Despite the immense growth, saturated marketplaces, huge sales, and community mobilization, the NFT space is yet to realize its full potential. NFT 2.0 will unlock unlimited potential and endless opportunities in the innovation space when they hit the mainstream.