What are NFTs, exactly? Non-fungible tokens explained

What are NFTs? A piece of art from Krista Trims Mars House collection
(Image credit: Krista Kim)

What are NFTs? While it might have seemed the bubble had burst, this remains one of the most asked questions on the internet, and in the art world, where NFTs have offered a new medium for artists. 

A concept that began as an experiment in new technology and became a way for artists to take ownership of their work and control its value, has since attracted major brands and celebrities. Several works of NFT art have sold for millions and we've seen NFT exhibits and installations at institutions as renowned as New York's MoMa.

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.