TMRW Conference Dubai: NFT in 2023 should be about utility and not (only) collectability

TMRW Conference Dubai: NFT in 2023 should be about utility and not (only) collectability

NFTs or non-fungible tokens have been creating a buzz in the crypto world lately. The world of NFTs is constantly evolving, and many are wondering what the future holds for them. Should they be about collectibility, utility, or both? This was the topic of discussion in a recent panel that featured some well-known faces in the NFT space.

The panel, moderated by Jenny Zheng, brought together experts who shared their experiences and insights on the future of NFTs. The panelists included DaVinci Jeremy. DaVinci Jeremy stressing that people needed to understand the underlying technology before investing in it.

Anndy Lian recalled how he had predicted that NFTs would become the next big thing in August 2020 when the market was valued at a quarter of a million dollars in volume per day. He believes that NFTs are not just a way to purchase art or collectibles but also a way to connect with communities and make them feel like they are part of the artwork.

Stephanie Bretonniere believes that NFTs hold the key to bringing more impact to organizations. She thinks that there are different use cases for NFTs, and the ones that bring utility are the most interesting. She believes that NFTs can be used to break down silos in organizations and create more efficiencies.

Mate Tokay shared their experience, stating that they used to work for a private NFT marketplace, but now work for Web 3, which is similar. They mentioned that when NFTs first started, they were mostly about collectibles such as PFPs (profile pictures) and art, but now we are seeing more NFTs with utilities.

NFTs will likely experience a transformation in focus from solely collectability to utility. Although NFTs have recently become popular as a means of owning unique digital assets, their potential applications extend far beyond collecting and trading.

The advent of NFTs has the power to spark a paradigm shift across numerous industries by enabling validation of ownership, genuineness, and exclusivity for digital assets. Take the gaming industry, for instance. NFTs can be utilized to represent in-game assets, including weapons, skins, and characters, providing a new level of authenticity and scarcity.

In addition, the art industry can leverage NFTs to authenticate the ownership of digital artwork, ensuring its originality and uniqueness. Beyond these applications, NFTs can be employed for digital identity verification, allowing individuals to establish their identity and ownership of personal data without relying on centralized authorities.

NFTs also have the potential to revolutionize digital contracts by providing secure and immutable records of agreements. These novel use cases of NFTs can create new business models and generate fresh opportunities across multiple sectors.

By shifting the focus to utility, the complete potential of NFTs can be realized beyond their current use as collectible digital assets. The implications of NFTs extend far beyond the hype and hold the key to unlocking new possibilities in the digital landscape.

Anndy Lian is an early blockchain adopter and experienced serial entrepreneur who is known for his work in the government sector. He is a best selling book author- “NFT: From Zero to Hero” and “Blockchain Revolution 2030”.

Currently, he is appointed as the Chief Digital Advisor at Mongolia Productivity Organization, championing national digitization. Prior to his current appointments, he was the Chairman of BigONE Exchange, a global top 30 ranked crypto spot exchange and was also the Advisory Board Member for Hyundai DAC, the blockchain arm of South Korea’s largest car manufacturer Hyundai Motor Group. Lian played a pivotal role as the Blockchain Advisor for Asian Productivity Organisation (APO), an intergovernmental organization committed to improving productivity in the Asia-Pacific region.

An avid supporter of incubating start-ups, Anndy has also been a private investor for the past eight years. With a growth investment mindset, Anndy strategically demonstrates this in the companies he chooses to be involved with. He believes that what he is doing through blockchain technology currently will revolutionise and redefine traditional businesses. He also believes that the blockchain industry has to be “redecentralised”.

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