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Non-Fungible Token Artists


A fungible object is one that is identical, replaceable, and interchangeable with other objects. Traditional currencies are an example of a fungible object (for example, one U.S. dollar equals another U.S. dollar). A non-fungible object is one that is unique and irreplaceable. A work of art—such as a painting—in its original form (not prints or copies) is an example of a non-fungible object. A non-fungible token, or NFT, is a digital work of art that is original and unique and that has been published to the blockchain (typically the Ethereum blockchain), which establishes the authenticity and ownership of the NFT. Ethereum is a cryptocurrency (a type of digital cash system that is increasingly used as a substitute or complement to traditional currency), but its blockchain is also designed to support the creation of NFTs. Blockchain is a shared, distributed ledger database that maintains a continuously-growing list of records that cannot be changed without the agreement of all parties who have access to the database (i.e., no central authority or third-party mediator, such as a bank, is involved in verifying the transaction). Each digital transaction is called a block in the chain of records, hence the blockchain moniker.

Non-fungible token artists are those who create non-fungible tokens (original art or other multimedia content) that can be sold to collectors and/or investors.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Some Postsecondary Training




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Highly-Successful NFT Artist

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