The market for non-fungible tokens (NFTs) has seen major ups and downs in 2022, after the crypto markets fall suddenly and NFT marketplaces recorded losses.
Amid dropping sales values, the popularity of utility NFTs seems to have become quite the topic of discussion.
At last, utility NFTs have a value that goes beyond them just being digital collectibles.
These virtual pieces come with special use cases, that gives its owners advantages in the virtual world.
Supported on the blockchain system, NFTs can be inspire by art, games, or products among many others.
Utility NFTs work very similarly to normal NFTs.
They represent unique digital assets store on blockchain, but they come with premium benefits for their holders.
Blockchain Council has explain in a blog post :
The e-gaming and metaverse sectors are definite beneficiaries of utility NFTs.
Utility NFTs, for instance, can be use to work as inbuilt assets representing the digital land pieces.
Purchasing these could help the owners with exclusive access and unlock different unique features link to the game or the metaverse.
The factor of utility can be add to NFTs by also offering access to physical rewards and meet-ups to the owners of these digital pieces.
Switzerland-based GainForest organisation present utility NFTs representing the real locations of the rainforests.
The holders can use the NFTs for minting governance tokens and keeping a track of the forest’s health easily.
VeeFriends and Doodles also offer utility NFTs to their holders, that allows them to take part in the project governance as well as relevant VIP conferences.
RobotEra, Tamadoge, Silks, and Lucky Block have name as the ten best utility NFT projects for 2022.
As per a report, monthly sales volume on OpenSea plunged to $700 million (approx. Rs. 5,500 crore) in June, down from $2.6 billion (approx. Rs. 20,600 crore) in May and a far cry from January’s peak of nearly $5 billion (approx. 40,000 crore).