NFTs and photography: a passing fad, or here to stay?

NFTs: pixel art illustration of cartoon cute kitten sitting in an open cardboard box and speech-bubble with text NFT and non-fungible token in it
(Image credit: Heorhii Aryshtevych/Getty Images)

Since its very beginning, the rise of new digital technologies, like blockchain, have made all of us sit up in our seats and wonder – what does this mean for us and our daily lives? Nowhere is this truer than the recent explosion of non-fungible tokens or NFTs. 

While we’ll go into more detail later, in a nutshell, the word “non-fungible” simply means that it cannot be exchanged for something of similar value. A “token” is a digital asset that has been issued by a blockchain – blockchain being a system of recording information in a way that makes it difficult or impossible to change or hack. 

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