It’s rare for an emerging technology to get both its cultural moment of acclaim at the same time that it’s user-friendly and accessible to everyone. NFTs are among this rare class of emerging technologies.
Many of you may know me from the days I was selling digital art back in 2015. I had created 23VIVI, the world’s first marketplace for rare and limited edition digital art using the Bitcoin blockchain to create certificates of authenticity. Needless to say, digital art has been a passion of mine for over half a decade.
Although NFTs go back as far as 2014 and 2015, they’ve only just received mass attention with the headline-making, multi-million-dollar sales. Perhaps you heard about the CryptoPunk digital collectible that just sold at Christie’s for $11.7 million or maybe it was the $69 million sale of Beeple’s First 5,000 Days of Everydays.
What’s so rare about this moment in time is that NFTs are both in the zeitgeist and also accessible to everyone.
Not only can analytical, right-brain people toy around with this new form of digital asset verification, but NFTs are also well-suited for creative, left-brain people to play around with and test their ingenuity.
NFTs are for everyone and that’s what makes them so special.
However, many people don’t know where to start. And that’s why I’m thrilled to announce my new book: The NFT Handbook.
I wanted to write something that made NFTs approachable for anyone and give the tools and knowledge to everyone to get started.
The NFT Handbook is one part education – walking you through creating your digital wallet, minting your first NFT, and starting an NFT collection. And one part inspiration – showing you the rich history of digital art, outlining marketing case studies of successful NFT sales, and teaching you how to contribute to this growing ecosystem of digital creators.
With my co-author Matt Fortnow and the support of Wiley Publishing, we’ve written something that truly brings you up to speed on NFTs while also inspiring you to dive into this thrilling new horizon.
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