NFT scams: what you need to know

NFT scams, represented by a 3D render of the letters NFT
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NFT scams are a reality. As more artists and designers embrace NFTs and are exposed to the this new technology and revenue streams the more NFT scams we'll likely see. To keep yourself safe you need to acknowledge NFTs are a new technology and need improvements, and understand NFT scams and crypto scammers are a reality of the current state of play.

NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, are a way of registering digital files such as art, video and game assets on a blockchain, which creates a scarcity and adds a value to these items. They can be sold and resold, ensuring digital artists a new revenue stream and promise of ownership and rights. We have a guide, What are NFTs, and a tutorial on how to create an NFT for free to explain more.

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Ian Dean
Editor, Digital Arts & 3D

Ian Dean is Editor, Digital Arts & 3D at Creativebloq, and the former editor of many leading magazines. These titles included ImagineFX, 3D World and leading video game title Official PlayStation Magazine. In his early career he wrote for music and film magazines including Uncut and SFX. Ian launched Xbox magazine X360 and edited PlayStation World. For Creative Bloq, Ian combines his experiences to bring the latest news on AI, digital art and video game art and tech, and more to Creative Bloq, and in his spare time he doodles in Procreate, ArtRage, and Rebelle while finding time to play Xbox and PS5. He's also a keen Cricut user and laser cutter fan, and is currently crafting on Glowforge and xTools M1.