What are NFTs? How They Are Different From Cryptocurrency

2 min readJul 11, 2022

Non-fungible tokens are digital assets that address certifiable items, such as photographs, music, and trading cards. They can be traded online and managed in a digital ledger. Instead of buying a photo that will be used on a divider for display, the buyer receives a unique digital file. An NFT can be purchased for almost any digital asset. This includes advanced collectible characters, virtual terrain, and unique online media posts.

Nonfungible NFTs can’t be traded for each other. Each NFT is unique. This separates it from other fungible tokens (e.g. cryptocurrencies) that can be traded. NFTs have explicit attributes that are accompanied by certificates of authenticity. This means that digital assets can’t be traded or supplanted with one another because each NFT is based on Blockchain technology.

What is cryptocurrency?

A cryptocurrency is a digital currency or virtual currency that has been secured with cryptography. This makes it almost impossible to counterfeit and double-spend. Many cryptocurrencies are decentralized networks that use blockchain technology, a distributed ledger enforced by a dispersed network of computers. The key feature of cryptocurrencies is their inability to be issued by any central authority. This makes them theoretically impervious to government manipulation or interference.

How are NFTs unique in relation to cryptocurrencies?

Both cryptocurrencies and NFTs are based on blockchain. They use similar innovations and follow similar standards. They will often attract similar players. You can consider NFTs a subset in crypto culture. To trade NFTs, you will need cryptographic money.

The main difference lies in the name. Cryptocurrency can be described as a currency. It is just like any other currency. It has no economic value and can be manipulated. It doesn’t matter what crypto token you own within a cryptocurrency; the same value applies to all of them. 1 $ETH = 1 $1ETH. NFTs, however, are not fungible and have a value far beyond economics.




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