4 Best Apps to Create, Buy and Sell NFTs

NFTs are digital tokens with unique artwork or music. NFTs are always registered in a blockchain network, so you can prove that you are the sole owner of a work. With our themed week all about cryptocurrencies, we explain what NFTs are. We discuss how you can possibly make, buy and sell them yourself with four practical apps.

What are NFTs?

‘non-fungible tokens’, that’s the abbreviation NFT. This means that they are basically a kind of crypto-tokens, but with the important difference that each NFT is unique. It is a digital work of art, whether it is an image or a piece of music, that is assigned to a specific owner and creator. NFTs can take any virtual form as they could just as easily be a virtual house in the metaverse as long as it is a unique piece. But to keep things simple, we’re talking about pictures and music here. Because each piece is unique, it has an economic value according to the proponents of NFTs.

But how can a digital piece be unique? Can’t an image be copied and then distributed? You can compare it to a traditional work of art. ‘The milkmaid’ is attributed to the artist Johannes Vermeer and belongs to the Rijksmuseum. If you own a poster of The Milkmaid, it does not have the same value as the original work, nor does it make you the owner of the painting.

In an NFTer, a crypto token is attached to a work of art and both the owners and the creator of the work are registered on the blockchain, usually Etherium is used. If someone copies the image in question, with your NFT you can prove that you are the real owner and the other person is a copy. In addition, you can also sell NFTs based on a crypto transaction, which also registers that the buyer is now the new owner of the work.

Androidworld mascot ready to serve as NFT

Benefits and risks

Artists looking to monetize their digital work can use NFTs to easily offer the pieces online to interested buyers. They can set a fixed amount for a work, or they can score it at an auction. In fact, there is also an optional system that allows artists to receive a percentage of the sales amount every time their NFT is resold.

For buyers, collecting NFTs is like having an art collection hanging in their home. In the case of art you buy, you are speculating that a piece will increase in value in the future, and that’s how it works with NFTs. Since NFTs are still relatively new, the value is very volatile.

As with cryptocurrencies, there is always a chance that your NFTs will be stolen, for example if you use an untrustworthy platform or do not use two-step verification to protect your wallet. Fortunately, just like with crypto, you can also use hardware wallets to protect your works. The popularity of NFTs is driven by many well-known names, including American rapper Snoop Dogg.

The best NFT apps

8bit painter

8bit Painter is an app that makes it accessible to create your own NFT art. First of all, you choose the size of a canvas and create works of 16 x 16 or 192 x 192 pixels. In this app you can make your own drawings and you can choose between 48 different colors. Or you can also choose one of your photos and turn it into pixel art.

Afterwards you can export your work as a PNG and it is also possible to give it a transparent background if desired. 8bit Painter is a free app, but you have to pay to remove the ads.

8bit painter

8bit painter

8bit Painter is an app that makes it accessible to create your own NFT art. First of all, you choose the size of a canvas yourself and create works of 16 x 16 ..

4 Best Apps to Create, Buy and Sell NFTs

OpenSea: NFT marketplace

As soon as you have artwork to register as NFT, you obviously need a platform that you can offer. OpenSea is one of the well-known apps for NFTs. You can upload and offer your own work, or you can use the app to buy and sell existing NFTs.

In OpenSea you can always see who owns a work and who made the artwork. Accounts can also be verified in the app, giving them a checkmark next to their profile name. You can then bid on works or in certain cases you pay a fixed amount in crypto points. In the app, you can always view the transaction history of each work and see how often it has changed hands and how the price has evolved.

OpenSea: NFT marketplace

OpenSea: NFT marketplace

As soon as you have artwork to register as NFT, you obviously need a platform that you can offer. OpenSea is one of the well-known apps for NFTs. ..

Curate

When you register a work on the blockchain, you are actually entering into a so-called smart contract. This establishes that you are the owner of a work. Many NFT marketplaces make money by charging a fee to enter into such smart contracts. In the jargon, this price is sometimes referred to as a ‘gas charge’.

The Curate app works without gas fees. The app also lets you explore a variety of NFTs and you can buy and sell works like in OpenSea. This app is only slightly simpler in structure and works by default with a reward to the creator of the work when a work is exchanged. Curate is a relatively new app, but it is gaining popularity.

Curate

Curate

When you register a work on the blockchain, you are actually entering into a so-called smart contract. This establishes that you are the owner of a work. All ..

4 Best Apps to Create, Buy and Sell NFTs

Token.art: NFT Wallet Viewer

And if you have now collected a nice collection of NFTs, you will of course also want an app with which you can present them beautifully. You can hang art in your home, but you can display your NFTs with Token.art. The app can load different collections from multiple platforms.

There is also a practical filter and sorting system that gives you a good overview. For example, you can display your most valuable copies first. In addition, there is also support for collections of works that belong together. When you collect all NFTs from a particular series, you can see the completeness of your collection in the form of a percentage.

token.art: NFT Wallet Viewer

token.art: NFT Wallet Viewer

And if you have now collected a nice collection of NFTs, you will of course also want an app with which you can present them beautifully. You can hang art in your home, ..

4 Best Apps to Create, Buy and Sell NFTs

Do you have a collection of NFTs yourself or are you thinking about diving into NFTs? You might want to turn artwork into NFTs yourself. And which apps appeal to you the most? Let us know in the comments at the bottom of this article.

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