What is a Nifty?
For you to fully understand the potential of Nifties and understand what our mission is at Nifty Gateway, a detailed explanation of Nifties is necessary.
What is a Nifty?
The best way of wrapping your head around what a Nifty is (also known as a non-fungible token and NFT) is to compare it to real world examples.
Non-Fungible? What does that mean?
Fungibility simply refers to assets that are completely interchangeable. If I lend you a dollar bill and you pay me back later with a different dollar bill, it does not matter. Both bills have the same value. A non-fungible asset refers to an item that is not interchangeable. For example, a plane ticket. All plane tickets have different names, destinations, etc. which means that each one is completely unique.
How does this relate to the digital world?
A Nifty is a digital collectible. Digital collectibles have existed for a while, but their full potential had not been unlocked until the emergence of Nifties. This is because Nifties incorporate blockchain technology, which gives them a myriad of benefits over traditional digital collectibles.
What is the future for Nifties?
NFTs are growing in popularity, and becoming increasing relevant for many industries and people. That said, many people haven't heard of Nifties, or don't know how to use cryptocurrency. With Nifty Gateway, the user does not need to own cryptocurrency to purchase Nifties on our marketplace. There is a simple credit card checkout which solves the issue of a non-user friendly platform.
Where do I see Nifties going within the next couple years?
Users of Nifties will expand exponentially once they begin seeing more mainstream success. Additional research is located here. There has also been speculation that NFTs will someday power physical documents (diplomas, house deeds, etc.). I completely agree with this speculation. The world is moving towards a digital future free of paper and Nifties are just one piece of the puzzle towards doing so.