NFTs for Rookies

I didn't come to my conclusion about NFTs easily. It took a lot of time and effort, including listening to podcasts, reading through white papers, and scrolling through Twitter. I had to rewrite my brain.

That's why I created my "NFTs for Rookies" guide. I wanted to take everything that I learned and present it in a way that is easy to understand, so I can help onboard the next generation of NFT collectors. This 18,000-word guide is designed to give beginners a comprehensive overview of what's happening in the world of NFTs. It's a great resource for anyone who is curious about NFTs but doesn't know where to start.

1. What is an NFT?

What is an NFT? And How Does It Work?
A non-fungible token (NFT) is a unique and tradable digital token that verifies ownership of an asset. Token ownership can represent assets like digital art, images, videos, music, gaming items, event tickets, and thousands of other items. The owner of an NFT has a proverbial ‘bill of sale’ that en…

2. Why Are NFTs Valuable?

Why Are NFTs Valuable? Reasons Why I Bought a $9K Ape JPEG
My brain completely broke when I discovered that people were buying pixelated jpegs for hundreds of thousands of dollars. Who in their right mind would spend that money on a digital image when they could just as easily right-click and save the image to their desktop?

3. Why do people buy NFTs?

Why do people buy NFTs? Three reasons I’m obsessed with NFTs
It’s highly unlikely that there’s a personality more suited to NFTs than mine. What’s my point? I wouldn’t have stopped reviewing tech products if I didn’t passionately care about the future of NFTs. But I haven’t done a great job of conveying why I’m so intrigued with them

4. Where to Buy NFTs

Where to Buy NFTs: The Differences Between Marketplaces
To kick off our NFTs for Rookies, we explored what NFTs are and why they’re valuable. Now, it’s time to learn where to buy NFTs. There are dozens of NFT marketplaces, but each can be categorized into one of two types. The first type is a centralized curation

5. How to Buy and Sell NFTs

How to Buy and Sell NFTs with a MetaMask Wallet on OpenSea
Today, we’ll learn how to buy an NFT on an open marketplace using a self-custody wallet. Ethereum, Polygon, Solana, and Tezos are the main smart contract blockchains that have active marketplaces for NFTs. And to buy NFTs on these blockchains, you’ll need some of the blockchain’s native currency to

6. Five NFTs to Buy Now Under $50

Five NFTs to Buy Now Under $50
Many people ask me: which NFTs should I buy? Usually, I say to not buy anything because many come into NFTs looking to make a quick buck, but that’s not realistic in the current market. If you’re looking to invest in crypto, my advice is to buy bitcoin

7. Five NFT Security Tips

How to Secure Your NFTs with a Hardware Wallet & Vigilance
In the crypto and NFT world, there are tons of bad actors, phishing sites, rug pulls, and other scams. This doesn’t mean there are no good actors in crypto or that the whole thing is a scam, just that when there’s money on the line, people will always

8. Five Reasons Why NFTs Will Fail

Five Reasons Why NFTs May Fail to Achieve Mainstream Adoption
The vast majority of NFTs will likely have little or no monetary value, similar to most paintings, movies, and music—the best of the best gains attention and cultural prominence while everything else becomes irrelevant. However, even though most NFTs may not be valuable monetarily, they could still…

9. Are NFTs Dead? Debunking Three Big Myths

Are NFTs Dead? Debunking Three of the Biggest Myths
People outside of the NFT community often say that NFTs are used exclusively for money laundering or that they’re Ponzi schemes. Rather than addressing these, I’ll refer to the first eight posts in my “NFTs for Rookies” series, where I explain the potential for NFTs to be uncensorable, immutable, an…