A Beginner’s Guide to the WAX Blockchain and NFTs

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4 min readJan 12, 2023

Welcome to the exciting world of WAX and NFTs! If you’re just getting started with digital collectibles and blockchain communities, you may have come across some terms and been left with some questions. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

First, let’s define these terms. WAX, or the Worldwide Asset eXchange, is a decentralized blockchain purpose-built for buying, selling and trading virtual assets. This includes everything from in-game items to virtual real estate and collectible items. NFT, or non-fungible token is a type of crypto token that represents ownership of a unique digital asset. Use cases for NFTs are endless.

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So, what makes WAX and NFTs special?

One of the main benefits of using the WAX blockchain is its speed, scalability and low fees. Transactions on the WAX blockchain can be completed in just seconds, making it a popular choice for all kinds of projects that require fast processing times. Additionally, the WAX blockchain can handle a high volume of transactions, making it a suitable solution for reaching mass adoption.

WAX is committed to sustainability and environmental responsibility. One way that WAX achieves this is through its use of proof-of-stake (PoS) consensus, which allows the blockchain to operate in a more energy-efficient manner compared to traditional proof-of-work (PoW) blockchain networks.

As for WAX NFTs, they offer a level of authenticity and ownership that is not possible with traditional digital assets that you can find in games like Fortnite, World of Warcraft or Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds. When you purchase an NFT, you are buying a unique and verified digital item that cannot be replicated or counterfeited. This is especially valuable for collectors of rare and one-of-a-kind collectibles.

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But WAX and NFTs are not just for collectors and enthusiasts. They have the potential to revolutionize a wide range of industries, including the gaming industry. NFTs could be used to represent in-game items that can be bought, sold, and traded on the WAX Blockchain. This would allow gamers to own their virtual items and trade them for real value, rather than just being able to use them within a specific game. This could also lead to the creation of entirely new business models for game developers, such as allowing players to buy and sell virtual real estate or in-game currency.

So, how do you get started with WAX and NFTs? The first step is to set up a digital wallet that supports WAX and NFTs. There are several options available, including the WAX Wallet. Once you have your wallet set up, you can start buying, selling and trading WAX NFTs and FTs.

Create your very own NFTs on WAX

If you are interested in creating WAX NFTs, you can do so on the following websites:

  1. AtomicHub
  2. NeftyBlocks.com
  3. vIRL Marketplace
  4. NFTHive
  5. Facings.io

These websites offer a user-friendly platform for creating and managing your WAX NFTs. Whether you are a seasoned NFT creator or new to the world of blockchain, these websites can help you get started with creating and sharing your unique digital assets.


vIRLs, or virtual In Real Life, are a popular type of NFTs on the WAX Blockchain. vIRLs are virtual versions of real-world items, such as sneakers, streetwear, physical trading cards and collectibles and are highly sought after by collectors and enthusiasts worldwide. They can be bought, sold, and traded on the WAX Blockchain, just like any other NFT.

vIRLs can be easily stored and accessed digitally, without the need for physical space or the risk of damage or loss. They can also be easily bought and sold internationally, as there are no shipping or customs fees to consider. Additionally, vIRLs can be authenticated and verified on the WAX Blockchain, ensuring their authenticity and value.

So there you have it, a beginner’s guide to the WAX blockchain and NFTs. We hope this has given you a better understanding of these exciting technologies and how they could shape the future of the gaming industry. As with any new technology, there is still a lot to learn and discover, so be sure to do your own research and due diligence before diving in.

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