Different Types of NFT Projects

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With the introduction of blockchain technology, the ability to create unique digital assets known as NFTs (non-fungible tokens) has exploded. These tokens can be used in a variety of ways, ranging from representing ownership of rare digital items to being used in online games. 

In this article, we’ll take a look at some different types of NFT projects and how they are being used to create new and exciting experiences for users.

What is a non-fungible token (NFT)? 

Let’s start by describing what an NFT is.

A non-fungible token is a piece of data stored on a blockchain (when NFT minting process is done)  that can’t be copied but may be sold or traded.

» Learn more: What is an NFT?

13 types of NFT projects to understand  

The following section will describe 13 distinct types of NFTs and how they differ from one another.


Artwork Icon

Just like with physical art, art can be sold in a digital format. NFT technology helps artists to sell their work, and buyers to ensure that they receive a unique piece of art that cannot be replicated.

For example, Tyler Hobbs is a digital artist whose work focuses on the mechanisms of the digital world. His latest project, Fidenza, is an NFT-based artwork that uses the Ethereum blockchain to track ownership and provenance. The Fidenza project highlights the potential of NFTs to create new ways of thinking about art, ownership, and value

As the NFT space continues to evolve, projects such as this will help to push the boundaries of what is possible.

Profile picture (PFP)

PFP NFT Project Icon

PFP, or “profile picture”, is a smart and easy way to add a personalized touch to your social media profile. PFP NFTs are digital assets that you can upload as your profile picture, most often used on Twitter. When someone views your profile, they will see the NFT that you use and own. 

PFP NFTs are a great way to show off your personality and make your social media profile stand out from the crowd. You can choose from a wide range of PFP NFTs, or you can create your own.

For example, CryptoPunks was one of the first popular NFT projects where users changed their profile pictures to one of the 10,000 unique punk characters.


Utitily NFT icon

Utility NFTs are becoming increasingly more popular as a way to invest in digital assets. Unlike traditional NFTs, which are often simply collectibles with no inherent value, these NFTs represent a more practical use of blockchain technology.

Utility NFT tokens are assets that have a value based on the access, privileges, and possibilities that they provide to token holders. For example, Utility NFTs can be used to represent ownership of digital real estate or to provide access to exclusive content or services. 

As the NFT market continues to grow, it is likely that we will see more and more innovative uses for this technology.


Metaverse NFT Icon

Metaverse NFTs are a type of digital asset that can be used in metaverse projects. Metaverse NFTs can be anything that is created inside or for the project, such as land in The Sandbox or Decentraland.

You may use these NFTs to represent ownership of things in the virtual world, or you can use them to demonstrate real-world assets. The potential of metaverse NFTs is enormous.


Collectible NFT Icon

Collectible NFTs are similar to collectibles in the real world, and any collectible elements may be digitized and offered as an NFT.

The collectible NFT market is still in its early stages, but there are already a number of platforms where you can buy these NFTs. The most popular Collectible NFT platforms include OpenSea, Rarible, and Dibbs

These platforms enable you to trade Collectible NFTs, which are just like other digital assets. The values of these collectibles change every day. 


Gaming NFT Icon

Gaming NFTs are a new type of blockchain-based asset that can be used in P2E (player-to-earn) games. In these games, players can use NFTs to represent their characters, vehicles, or other in-game assets.

Gaming NFTs are stored on the blockchain, which allows them to be transparently traded and exchanged. This makes it possible for players to buy, sell, or trade their NFTs without the need for a central authority. 

NFT games also have the potential to radically change the way that we think about in-game assets. For example, they could allow players to own their game characters and progress, rather than renting them from a game publisher.

» Learn more: NFT games guide for beginners


Photo NFT Icon

Photography has always been a popular art form, and with the rise of digital technologies, it has become easier than ever to take and share photos.

Now, with the advent of blockchain technology, there is a new way to use photos. Photography NFTs are a type of cryptocurrency that allows you to tokenize a photograph. Whoever owns this token owns this specific picture. This means that you can now trade, sell, or exchange your photos in a completely new way. Here are some success stories of photographers in the NFT space.  


Music NFT Icon

Music has always been a source of both entertainment and investment. In recent years, a new way to invest in music has emerged in the form of Music NFTs. 

Music NFTs are digital certificates that state that you own a one-of-a-kind musical composition. These compositions can be sold to other people, just as with any other piece of art. Music NFTs are a great way to invest in music because they are backed by the Blockchain, which ensures that they are truly one-of-a-kind and cannot be duplicated.

Music NFTs are also an excellent method for musicians to sell their work directly to customers without relying on promoters and record labels.


Fashion NFT Icon

Fashion is one of the most popular industries in the world, and fashion NFTs are a new way of expressing style and individuality. Fashion NFTs are digital files that can be used to create unique fashion items, such as clothing, shoes, or accessories.

Unlike traditional fashion items which are mass-produced and often identical, Fashion NFTs are limited edition and can be customized to suit the individual. In addition, Fashion NFTs can be traded and sold like any other digital asset, making them a valuable investment for collectors. As the popularity of Fashion NFTs grows, we can expect to see more designers and businesses embracing this new technology.

Physical assets  

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Physical assets that have been converted to NFT are known as “real asset” or “physical asset” NFT. These can include items like land, buildings, and even works of art.

The benefits of creating physical asset NFTs are numerous. For one, it allows owners to more easily and securely transfer ownership of their assets. It also opens up new opportunities for investment and financing. Additionally, it provides a way to track and manage asset value over time. Ultimately, physical asset NFTs offer a more efficient and transparent way to manage and trade real-world assets.


Tickets NFT Icon

As the world of digital collectibles continues to grow, it’s no surprise that tickets are getting in on the action. A number of platforms are now offering the ability to trade tickets as non-fungible tokens (NFTs), which opens up a whole new world of possibilities for both fans and event planners.

For fans, it means being able to buy, sell, or trade tickets for their favorite events, and potentially even make a profit on resales. And for event planners, it opens up new ways to engage with fans and incentivize ticket sales. 

With so many possibilities, there will certainly be some exciting new developments in the world of live entertainment. Here is an example of event tickets sold as NFT for VeeCon


Service NFT Icon

A service NFT is a non-fungible token that represents a service provided on a blockchain network. For example, Ethereum domain names are sold as NFTs. This means that if you want to register a domain name, the domain registration service is sold to you using blockchain technology and stored as an NFT.

Benefits of using NFTs for services include increased security and transparency, as well as immutability. In addition, NFTs can be easily traded or transferred, providing flexibility for users. 

Overall, service NFTs provide a unique and convenient way to store and trade services on the blockchain.


Software NFT Icon

You’ve certainly heard of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) before, but did you know that your program or app may be sold as an NFT? That’s correct – just like art, music, and other digital items, your software or app could be tokenized and sold as an NFT.

While the process may seem complicated, it’s actually quite simple. In fact, there are already many companies experimenting with selling software as an NFT. The benefits of this approach are that it could help to protect intellectual property and ensure that creators are fairly compensated for their work. Here is an example of NFT software that I use

» Learn more: How to buy your first NFT


Let’s look at the most common question people ask about NFTs.

What is the most popular type of NFT?

The most popular type of NFT is digital art. Digital art is a flexible and emotive form of expression that may be utilized to produce a wide range of different creations. NFTs can also be transferred and sold like any other digital asset, making it simple for artists to monetize their work.

NFTs offer a unique way for artists to sell their work, bypassing traditional galleries and middlemen.

What are some successful NFT projects? 

Every day, there are numerous new NFT projects, but there are also a few historic instances that helped to launch the industry. Here are some historical examples that will leave you gasping: Beeple’s record-breaking $69 million NFT sale, Jack Dorsey selling his first tweet as an NFT, “father of the Internet” Tim Berners-Lee selling 9,555 lines of original code for $5.4 million.


Now we have succeeded in sharing a comprehensive list of all of the types of NFTs that are available on the digital market. Hopefully, this article has helped you to understand what is out there and grasp which type of NFT might be right for you. 

As always, if you have any questions or want to learn more about a particular type of NFT, don’t hesitate to reach out!

Article by
Artem Minaev
Co-founder | R&D