2021 has been an explosive year for the world of cryptocurrencies, especially with regard to the NFT industry and its many possible uses, such as in the world of art, gaming, sport or even the Metaverse. As a reminder, an NFT is a non-fungible token based on blockchain technology, which represents the ownership of a unique 100% virtual asset.
With the significant growth potential of the NFT market, many investors are wondering how to take advantage of this asset. Beyond directly buying NFTs or cryptocurrencies related to the world of NFTs, investors can also take advantage of the universe of NFTs by investing in the stocks or more traditional companies that are starting to position on NFTs.
We present to you 4 interesting listed NFT companies to watch in 2022.
A leading pop culture brand, Funko makes collectables through a wide range of products and numerous licenses that are increasingly popular with entertainment enthusiasts of all ages. Recently, Funko has entered the world of NFTs, notably by offering Funko Digital Pop!™. The first of these NFT collections representing Funko Pop would have been sold out in just a few minutes, according to Funko, and the company plans to develop its NFT offer to take advantage of a new source of income.
Manufacturer of popular games and toys, Mattel is also a company that knows how to adapt to new trends. The company recently launched its collection of NFTs based on the Hot Wheels toy brand – Hot Wheels NFT Garage™. This initiative was a huge success, as the first NFT packs offered by the company sold out in less than an hour, and their values immediately increased on the NFT secondary markets. The company plans to repeat such an initiative in 2022, notably with the Balmain x Barbie NFTs. If more NFTs are created, it could support long-term business growth if these operations are successful over time.
A well-known online marketplace, eBay now offers to buy and sell NFTs directly on its platform.
The company maintains that the openness of its e-commerce platform and its constant adaptation to new innovations and technologies are its strengths. The platform offers buyers the opportunity to acquire almost anything that comes to mind. Today, it offers to sell and buy many different types of NFTs easily via PayPal or credit cards.
It’s an ambitious and innovative project, especially since it is one of the first to explore this universe. Through a record of 7777 NFTs sold out in just 48 hours, this NFT represents “a collection of 7777 unique MB NFTs, classified by level of rarity”. Each billionaire can go from football or basketball player to rapper to actor etc. A very large majority of well-known people are represented. Whether it’s Sneazzy with an all-NFT EP or Tory Lanez with a 100% NFT album, rappers see an opportunity here too. Tory Lanez NFT price currently amounts to 60 000.
METABILLIONAIRE could, in the very near future, become a rap mainstay in the Metaverse. This is likely to please many people and especially rappers.