In case you are not very familiar or have questions about NFTs, these are non-fungible tokens that are unique and cannot be replaced. They can be any type of digital or conceptual content – photographs, videos, pixels, music, or even experiences and abstract concepts – that is the sole property of the owner and possible buyer. So why are people purchasing digital arts from anywhere between hundreds and millions of dollars? The answer is simply due to several factors such as the increased price of Bitcoin, the pandemic, and a recent distrust in the US currency.
While many people find the concept of spending real money on clothes that do not exist difficult to understand, virtual items create genuine sales in the “Metaverse” – online spaces where individuals may assemble, move about, meet friends, and play games. Clothing for avatars, known as “wearables,” can be bought and sold on the blockchain in the form of a crypto asset.
While buying real properties in the physical world might seem like a smart investment, is doing so in the virtual realm worth it? Virtual lands in the Metaverse are intangible spaces that houses, parks, or shopping centers can be built on. They are sold in parcels, just like actual land, and are purchased using cryptocurrencies. The two key elements impacting the value of virtual land are location and scarcity. For example, a virtual land in regions where people in the Metaverse densely assemble will naturally have a greater value than ones with here fewer events taking place.