The latest NFT (nonfungible token) craze might seem to be all about digital art or collectibles.
One of the many possible NFT applications is to tokenize digital art and collectibles. NFTs can be used for many purposes, as they are a type digital certificate.
An NFT is likely to represent anything that could benefit from being faster transferable, verifiable and accessible via blockchain in the future.
These are where financial NFTs can be of great benefit. Financial NFTs encompass everything from insurance and bonds to custom token baskets and tokenized real-world assets, and they’re on track to become the most widely used application of NFT technology to date.
Financial NFTs are a significant step towards the NFT Market and one of the earliest real-world applications. Financial NFTs are tokenized financial products, which adhere to the ERC-721 token specifications.
ERC-3525 tokens have semi-fungibility and can be used in DeFi protocols to include complex functionality that ERC-20 tokens usually cannot.
Financial NFTs allow loans to be tokenized as NFTs. This allows the NFT holder to set the interest rate for the loan’s duration.
It is possible to sell this tokenized loan on NFT marketplaces. This allows holders to swap loans and interest rates as they please, as well moving from fixed to floating rates.
The use of financial NFTs aids in providing LPs unique liquidity provider positions in DeFi protocols.
These positions can either be classified based upon the liquidity or the time at which the LPs entered a protocol.
This will allow LPs and potential investors to retain their positions, allowing them maximum returns.
Financial NFTs could be used as an insurance token in DeFi’s cover protocols to ensure and give loss protection for users.
When we consider the big picture, it’s evident that financial NFTs can give a simple solution to DeFi’s long-standing issues.
Tokenizing financial products allows them to move within the DeFi system. This could also facilitate industry interoperability.
A prominent example of financial NFT appeared in 2021, in Uniswap v3, which started issuing liquidity provision tokens (claims on tokens provided by market makers) as NFTs – totaling $1.3 billion in NFT assets from a single protocol.
NFTs, aside from Uniswap have been used in a variety ways for financial purposes. The following are some examples:
Nexus Mutual underwrites yearn.finance contracts and they are being promoted as NFTs on Rarible.
Solv Protocol programs investment contracts into NFTs in order to increase project token transparency, transferability, and transparency.
UFiT DAO combines several fungible and non-fungible tokens into “basket” NFTs.
Charged particles is the combination of existing NFTs and interest-bearing ERC20 tokens.