We look at this timely book on NFTs, taking you through the whole process in an accessible and informative way. Written by Matt Fortnow, and QuHarrison Terry and published by Wiley, you can see more about the book here.
The NFT Handbook : How to Create, Sell and Buy Non-Fungible Tokens, reviewed
This is definitely a timely book, and it is written in a user friendly way. The structure of the book is logical and helpful. We enjoyed reading it, and found it informative and pitched at a good level. At Irish Tech News we have seen a massive surge in NFT related stories. We would say that everyone and their dog is trying to do it, but you would also actually have to include elephants too.
Fortnow and Terry take us on a coherent and balanced exposition of what NFTs are, why they have value, the digital art context from which they have emerged, and why, some, may have value in the future. Not all of them are going to make it, and in this book they offer you a no B/S guide to why some will have value, why some briefly had value but are unlikely to retain it, and how to ensure you don’t buy a pup.
We found the book to be clear, informative and we came away knowing more about some areas that were new to us. They are also not selling promises or snake oil. Like all areas of the art world, some items will retain value, others, like the Logan Paul case study, are much less likely to do so, even if it did net him probably $5 million. That may well have been a good day for Logan Paul, rather than NFT art collectors. As always it is and will be a case of buyer beware. This is a great book and we would recommended it, check it out.
My book The NFT Handbook is now available everywhere books are sold.
— QuHarrison Terry (@quharrison) October 13, 2021
More about the book
The NFT Handbook is a detailed guide on how to create, sell and buy non-fungible tokens without the need for a technical background. Learn exactly what NFTs are, how they evolved, and why they have value.
We’ll delve into the different types and aspects of NFTs and discuss the different NFT marketplaces and the pros and cons of each.
Create Your Own NFTs: Step by step instructions on all aspects of NFT creation, including what types of content to use, where to source content, adding artistic design, writing the NFT’s description, adding optional unlockable content and setting an optional ongoing royalty.
Mint Your NFTs: You’ll learn the process of how to get your NFTs on the blockchain.
Sell Your NFTs: We’ll go through the whole process including creating a collection, and the different options such as setting a price or starting an auction.
Buy NFTs: What you’ll need to bid on and purchase NFTs, and how to avoid getting scammed.
You’ll also get a primer on blockchain, particularly the Ethereum cryptocurrency and “gas” fees. You’ll also be shown step by step how to create, secure and fund your own cryptocurrency wallet, where you’ll store your NFTs and cryptocurrency.
Whether you’re experienced with the blockchain and crypto or a complete noob (beginner), The NFT Handbook will guide you in the process of creating, minting, selling and buying NFTs.
More about the authors
MATT FORTNOW is an entertainment lawyer turned tech entrepreneur. He co-authored the 7th edition of This Business of Music then co-founded the web’s first fantasy sports service, which he sold to CBS Sports. The past several years Matt dove into blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies, and non-fungible tokens.
Continuing the #NFT conversation, @mattfortnow also talked to @garyvee on #MarketingForTheNow about the potential of NFTs in copyright, music, movies, fantasy sports and more. His book #NFThandbook with @quharrison comes out in October https://t.co/JULQ1tI9D6
— Wiley Business (@WileyBusiness) May 21, 2021
QUHARRISON TERRY is a growth marketer and entrepreneur. Co-Founder of 23VIVI, the world’s first digital art marketplace powered by the Bitcoin blockchain, he is a 4x recipient of LinkedIn’s Top Voices in Technology Award. He currently leads Growth Marketing at Mark Cuban Companies.
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