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GBBC Digital Finance, together with its community of industry expert members, is driving the acceleration and adoption of digital finance to support the next era of digital commerce.

The GDF NFT Hub is a central resource of data, research, and market tools that addresses the key questions surrounding non-fungible tokens (NFTs). As the sector develops at pace, the Hub is designed to bring clarity to the subject, covering the areas that should be considered from a legal and regulatory perspective, as well as to present the new opportunities at play.

GDF is driven by its members to look at how we can help the digital asset community develop standards and best practices in new areas of activity. As new opportunities develop, we will continue to expand the NFT Hub.
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Explaining NFTs

Understanding the building blocks and impact of NFTs

Demystifying Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs)

A thematic report prepared by the European Union Blockchain Observatory & Forum (a European Commission initiative). Covers the history of NFTs, the technology of NFTs, future challenges and policy recommendations.

The Non-Fungible Token Bible

OpenSea have published their extensive guide to NFTs, taking a look at everything from standardization, interoperability and provable scarcity, to the myths surrounding NFTs, their history, and the market size.

NFT Token Standards

Within their NFT Bible, OpenSea have also included a explainer on NFT protocol standards, explaining how developers guarantee that the asset will behave a certain way.

Nontechnical: What is ERC-721?

William Entriken provides a quick, accessible explainer on ERC-721 and its applications

The fractionalization of NFTs will lead to better social tokens

Bryan Flynn explains the social value of NFTs, how fractionalization enables more contributors to creative works, and its relationship to social tokens.

NFTs Make the Internet Ownable

An explainer on how NFTs allow creatives to take ownership of the content they share online, and the impact this will have on the relationship between creators and platforms or network providers.

Do you really own your NFTs?

“Ownership” is discussed a lot with regards to digital assets, but in the digital age, “ownership” can be a malleable term. This article explores the degrees of ownership, degrees of centralisation, data storage questions, and off chain solutions surrounding NFTs.

The Greatest NFT Film Ever Made

From the numbers to platforms and artists, the Defiant set themselves the goal of creating the most comprehensive guide to the world of NFTs - in a film.

NFT Canon

Another set of resources bringing together the world of NFTs, from blogs to podcasts, covering news, market data, and standards.

Market Data

Key market data on NFTs’, including trading volumes and overview of key NFT marketplaces

Weekly Trade Volumes of NFTs

Dashboard overview of weekly trade volumes of NFTs, separated into two categories, Art & Collectibles and Gaming.

NFT Marketplaces

Overview of non-fungible token trading volumes, number of traders per NFT marketplace and more key metrics.

NFT Valuations

The University of Nicosia’s NFT Valuation tool sets out not only to establish a robust and defensible methodology for calculating Non-Fungible Token (NFT) market capitalizations on an ecosystem basis, but also to establish a robust and automated methodology for valuing individual NFTs with relevant confidence intervals.

Non-Fungible: Market Overview

A dashboard overview of NFT markets by collectibles, metaverse, utility tokens,  art, sports, games, and DeFi.

Protocol Standards

Deeper understanding of specific protocol standards, with a particular focus on ERC-721

What is ERC-721?

Explains how to create an ERC-721 contract & provides general understanding resources.

Constructing an ERC-721 Token Contract

Explains how to create an ERC-721 contract.

EIP-721: ERC-721 Non-Fungible Token Standard

A standard interface for non-fungible tokens, also known as deeds.

NFTs And Creativity

Understanding the value of NFTs in creative industries, like art and gaming

Monetization for Gamers in the New Cryptoeconomy

Realigning the economic relationships between game developers and their player base.

Into The Void: Where Crypto Meets The Metaverse

The role of crypto in the emergence of a new Open Metaverse, in which individuals are able to “participate in an extensive virtual economy with profound societal impact.”

Digital Artwork

A look at the Christie's auction of Beeple's digital art piece and the doubts that arise from introducing a new art form in a legacy art institution.

Musicians Meet Audio NFTs

Musicians leveraging audio NFTs to create new revenue streams.

‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ and the limits of today’s game economies

How gaming is providing a new platform for community economics.

NFTs, digital art, and the value shift between IRL and virtual life

How crypto’s pop culture moment during the pandemic is pushing Gen-Z to use NFTs to create the 'modern Marvel'.

Community Questions

What are your key questions on NFTs? What areas should be considered in the development of the NFT sector?

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