In this new age of cryptocurrency, non-fungible token’s (or NFTs) are a new economic collectible form of digital art. The popularity of NFTs has begun to rise on the internet. We sure have come a long way, and now a new player in the market has emerged: ticker.art is a series of commissioned art works that takes the most boring and utilitarian of things—the letters of a stock ticker symbol—and creates an exciting, original image, inspired by the company behind the symbol.
NFTs are designed to give you something that can’t be copied: ownership of the work (though the artist can still retain the copyright and reproduction rights, just like with physical artwork).
NFTs are “one-of-a-kind” assets in the digital world that can be bought and sold like any other piece of property, but which have no tangible form of their own. NFTs can be anything digital, such as drawings or music, but a lot of the current excitement comes from using the tech to sell digital art.
The creations developed for each collection of ticker.art are one-of-a-kind, and the NFT for any of them can be explored at OpenSea.io If you would like to browse the virtual gallery, either with your computer or your VR headset, you can do so here.
Initially, only one NFT will be made for each ticker symbol. “If the first collection is a smashing success, we might generate other artwork in the future based on these symbols, but we are not going to simply alter the original piece by tweaking the colors or a few pixels like many other NFTs. We would be making utterly original art, different from these First Edition offerings,” says creator Tim Knight, who also founded the website Slope of Hope, which is dedicated to using technical analysis in trading.
He says that the first set of 60 of these initial offerings will be available by Oct. 21, 2021.