NFTs

During the lockdown of 2021 Christine became interested in creating NFTs. She makes NFTs from anything that appeals to her, mostly from her photographs of trees and nature. Her work can be found on the NFT marketplace: OpenSea.io at NFTeclectic.

What are NFTs?

NFTs are Non Fungible Tokens. “Non-fungible” means that it’s unique and can’t be replaced or copied with something else. For example, a bitcoin is fungible — trade one for another bitcoin, and you’ll have exactly the same thing.

Most NFTs are part of the Ethereum blockchain. Ethereum is a cryptocurrency, like bitcoin or dogecoin. It’s a blockchain that supports NFTs,

NFTs can be anything digital such as a drawing, a piece of music, a photograph, a signature. They are designed to give you something that can’t be copied. In terms of physical art collecting: anyone can buy a Monet print. But only one person can own the original. Whoever got that Monet can actually appreciate it as a physical object. With digital art, a copy is literally as good as the original. Part of the allure of blockchain is that it stores a record of each time a transaction takes place, making it harder to steal and flip than, say, a painting hanging in a museum.