Physical NFTs are tags that are affixed to real world objects, which link the object to information stored on a blockchain. Some companies use QR codes, one even uses small panes of broken glass, we at ArtAreas.io use NFC chips that are cryptographically linked to an NFT.
Different physical NFTs can also use various methods to verify that the physical NFT tag and data on the blockchain are uniquely paired. As examples, one company uses small panes of broken glass, while another uses a chemical analysis of the object.
In contrast, ArtAreas.io’s patent pending Physical NFT tags take a more crypto-centric approach, storing blockchain related information about the contract, wallet, and token (digital NFT), as well a PGP signed message on the NFC chip, so we can securely and strongly connect a tagged physical object with a digital NFT.
Our Physical NFTs tags come in a variety of styles, including name plates for framed artwork, tags that hang, tags that stick, so they’re easy to place on objects like paintings, artifacts, sculptures, ceramics, art glass, and more.
When you tap the Physical NFT tag with your phone or other NFC enabled device, then it will open the Physical NFT’s menu webpage.Once the Physical NFT’s menu appears, then you can choose to open the associated digital NFT to see the description and provenance, or you can view the authenticity verification, or you can launch a digital experience.
These experiences, related to the object of art or collectible, may include things like VR / Metaverse, AR / Mixed Reality. 360 photos or videos, websites, social media links, and more. The experiences your Physical NFT provides will be clearly detailed in the Digital NFT.
Imagine entering a virtual room with a video where an artist or curator talks about the art. Options like this can enhance the experience of a physical object of art or collectible.