By Jake Wengroff
Physical artworks are easy to show off: have them framed and hang them on the wall. However, in the case of NFTs, collectors, investors and enthusiasts can struggle to display their NFTs. What options exist, beyond laptops or smartphone screens?
Print Your NFTs
The most inexpensive option to display an NFT is to simply print it, just as you would any other digital image that you would like to display at home or at work.
If friends or family are curious about verifying the authenticity of the NFT— or, say, you are having a party and someone might be interested in purchasing it from you — you can attach a QR code to the printed art that can be scanned for verification or even for purchase. Visit a QR-code generator site, like Scanova or QRCode Monkey and enter the URL associated with your NFT artwork. Once you paste the URL, the website will generate a QR code.
If you aren’t sure about the type of paper, print size or finish you should choose for your NFTs, there are companies that specialize in converting a digital NFT file to a printed product that can help. Similar to what professional photographers use when converting high-definition digital photos to gallery-level photo quality, these companies harness advanced technologies to advise you on canvas size, frame quality, print durability or texture. These NFT printing companies take care of everything online, and your high-quality physical NFT can be delivered straight to your door.
Digital NFT Frames
However, what if your NFT is not a still image but rather a collection of photos or a video? You could print several photos as outlined above, but you cannot print a video. As such, you might want to consider digital NFT frames.
Digital displays allow you to display NFTs that exist in the form of videos, animated GIFs, or a collection of photos. One popular digital frame option is Tokenframe, which comes equipped with an anti-glare display, stereo speakers and an auto-rotating function. Moreover, these digital frames can be controlled by your smartphone, so you can also easily switch between multiple NFTs and their respective QR codes in the same frame.
Another digital NFT frame option with verification built in is Atomic Form Wave, which connects with the user’s crypto wallet and verifies every NFT on the blockchain before displaying them. Users can also share, manage and lend their NFTs to each other using the device’s hub.
Infinite Objects, a startup that aims to bring NFTs into the physical world, offers a reverse strategy: you first upload an image or video file that you would like to convert to an NFT on the Infinite Objects website. Next, you pay a fee depending on the type of frame you choose, and within a few weeks’ time, you receive your NFT. Infinite Objects also boasts longer run times: frames from Infinite Objects can support videos that run for as long as 24 hours.
Just as the NFT market continues to innovate and evolve, so does the NFT display industry as well. As such, Tokenframe, Atomic Form and Infinite Objects aren’t the only companies that offer digital NFT display frames.
For a “lower” tech digital NFT frame solution, you might also want to consider taking another home electronics product and converting it for NFT display use. For example, the Samsung QLED HDR Smart TV comes with an “Art Mode” setting that can be used to display your NFTs or any other artworks when you aren’t using the TV for shows and movies.
Keeping Crypto Assets Safe
Transferring crypto assets between different wallets, platforms, exchanges and even digital display frames can be risky. While it’s difficult for the blockchain or ledger to be hacked, the platforms on which crypto transactions take place can be subject to a breach. Once a cybercriminal obtains a crypto’s private key, it may be hard for the rightful owner to have recourse or even prove their ownership.
The industry needs market-driven solutions that can keep up with the ever-complex marketplace of crypto assets. TransitNet is creating the industry’s first third-party title registry that demonstrates proof of ownership of crypto assets, to add a layer of protection for investors in digital currencies, NFTs and other crypto assets.
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Jake Wengroff writes about technology and financial services. A former technology reporter for CBS Radio, he covers such topics as security, mobility, e-commerce and the Internet of Things.
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