Does the UK’s Royal Mint NFT have a glaring design error?

A promotion picture of the Royal Mint's NFT
(Image credit: UK Government)

The UK Government has announced it's getting into non-fungible tokens with the reveal of a planned 'Royal Mint' NFT for this summer. UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak has asked the 136-year-old institution that makes the UK's currency to come up with a new digital token to lead its "financial market infrastructure sandbox", as the press release states.

An NFT is a digital asset that exists on a blockchain, a record of transactions that are kept on networked computers. To learn more about NFTs take a look at our guide, what are NFTs?, or our feature on how to make and sell an NFT.

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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.