How to spot a fake NFT

Fake NFT: A cube floats in space, its artist knows how to spot an NFT fake
(Image credit: Adrian Chesterman / ThomasCrownArt)

How to spot a fake NFT? This is a question on the minds of more people as non-fungible tokens take off in the art world. As NFTs help make art profitable again for many traditional and digital artists, plagiarism and fakes are a rising problem.

Artist Adrian Chesterman, who has worked with Steven Spielberg, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Chris Rea, has his own check-list to consider, and we have some good ones in our guide to NFT drops. It's also good to know where to find art, so take a look at our feature on the best NFT marketplaces.

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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.