WTF NFT - The Top 10 NFTs You Can Buy Right Now in 2023

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Got a spare pile of cash you were wondering what to do with? We got you with this non-exhaustive list of top NFTs you can invest in, in the brand new year of 2023!

Basically, consider this the Argos Catalogue of NFTs.

Go through each one, circle it with a black marker pen, and give it back to mum just in time for next Christmas.

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It's been a couple of years now since the world went NFT-mad, putting bids on that random meme that lives in the recesses of your 15-year-old mind. 

I know what you're thinking. Are NFTs relevant in 2023? Will they help me get rich? Is it worth even buying NFTs anymore? Well, I wouldn't be writing this article if there was no hope. 

Basically, NFTs are finding their utility. 

They've expanded waaaay beyond their original form, from online games to profile-picture specific pieces, to buying prestigious artwork that can never actually be hung on the wall to impress your hipster friends. 

If you've just woken up from a coma and have no idea what I'm talking about: number one, congratulations, you're a fighter and your family is very proud of you, number two, be sure to check up on our WTF NFTs article. There's some other news stuff about the site, just to get you up to speed with the rest of the world too.

So, one NFT element we've been seeing a rise in is the popularity of NFTs with an extra added element i.e. a utility that takes them beyond a piece of digital artwork and makes the purchase an experience. This might be through multiple types of media, digital interaction, or even through a real-world event or add-on. A purchaser could receive a physical piece of art that matches their NFT, or a function in the gaming world. Basically, it's an NFT+

Recently, as the shine of NFTs begins to wear off, we're seeing the rise of more interactive elements. Pay to Earn games such as Axie infinity have paved the way for competitors, a couple even making their way onto this list. Particularly, we're seeing horse racing emerge as a big market; all the old attractions of gambling and horse racing, with web 3.0 elements. 

Fashion NFTs are also remaining strong. This might be in addition to a physical product, so it can be shown off online. This isn't too far away from how fashion would be utilised in the Metaverse. 

Another example: “French Fashion” and “Haute Couture Federation” partnered up with the “Arianee” platform to create NFTs that could be exchanged in the 2022 men’s fall/summer fashion week in Paris and other high fashion exhibitions.

These tokens allowed its users to view exclusive fashion; one of them from famed fashion digital artist Richard Haines.

So, how do you find the best NFTs to invest in? Well, you need to consider:

  • The Creator of the Collection. NFTs with a well-known creator tend to perform better than others, such as all collections released by Larva Labs, the developers of CrytoPunks.
  • The Price Point. The best NFTs are often listed at a reasonable price, to anticipate months and years after minting. NFTs that previously went for $1 can reach millions, highlighting the price potential if buyers invest early. 
  • Additional Features. As we've mentioned, the best NFTs come with additional benefits beyond the artwork. From tickets to events to exclusive Discord groups with high-profile names, NFTs with additional features help to foster a community of like-minded people. 
  • Celebrity Supporters. NFTs owned by celebs can develop a 'luxury' status, helping to boost their value. More and more celebrities are investing in NFTS, such as Eminem and Reese Witherspoon. 

Without further ado, take a browse at the biggest and/or best NFTs to buy right now. 

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Number One: Fight Out 

Fight Out is an M2E project that stands out from other blockchain games with its unique approach of merging the metaverse and fitness. Upon creating an account on Fight Out, players will receive a free NFT that will serve as their avatar in the game's metaverse. The avatar called a "Soulbound" NFT, is tied to the player's fitness level, which can be increased by completing various fitness challenges.

As the player's fitness level increases, their NFT will also level up, allowing them to customize their avatar with better gear and looks. These customizations can also compound their earnings within the game. While the Soulbound NFT is not tradable, it serves as a representation of the player's perpetual identity within the metaverse.

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Players can earn "REPS" by accumulating points within the game. REPS can be used to purchase assets for further customization and entry into real-world Fight Out gyms.

The avatar NFTs in Fight Out are utility-focused and can be used to enter real-world Web 3 gyms, providing access to international training equipment and professional trainers.

To earn more REPS than their bodies can manage, players can spend FGHT tokens, the native cryptocurrency of the Fight Out ecosystem.

Staking FGHT tokens can earn players membership rewards through its Stake-for-membership approach, including access to one-to-one training, Fight Out gym subscriptions, in-game perks, and merchandise.

Number Two: C+Charge

C+Charge is a green cryptocurrency project that offers carbon credit NFTs to EV owners as rewards for charging their vehicles in partnered charging stations. The project's primary goal is to make owning electric vehicles more rewarding, transparent, and regulated.

The C+Charge app is a P2P payment system that uses CCHG, the native cryptocurrency, to pay for charging electric vehicles.

The app allows users to find charging costs and operational charging stations in their area. EV station owners can also use the app to run diagnostics and troubleshoot software-related issues.

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One of the biggest draws of C+Charge is the addition of rewards. Charging vehicles at C+Charge partner stations allows users to earn CCHG tokens, which generate and distribute Goodness Powered Tokens (GNT) through "reflection."

GNT is a tokenized carbon credit that C+Charge has created by partnering with FlowCarbon. GNT tokens can be transformed into utility-based NFTs that have multiple utilities, many of which are yet to be revealed.

Number Three: Calvaria

Calvaria is a project that is set to revolutionize the gaming industry by developing a unique utility that attracts casual and traditional gamers to the blockchain.

With $RIA tokens making their way to major exchanges like BKEX and LBANK, it's evident that the project is gaining momentum in the market. In the coming weeks, these tokens will soon be available on Uniswap and Changelly, providing more liquidity for investors to invest in.

Calvaria's flagship game, Duels of Eternity, is a card-based battle strategy game that promises to be a fun and thrilling experience for gamers.

Players can stack their decks with various assets such as upgrades, power-ups, and NFTs to beat their opponents and win rewards. The game's unique feature is that Calvaria cards are completely ownable as NFTs and tradeable on a marketplace, making it an exciting proposition for collectors and gamers alike.

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While many games operate on similar features, Calvaria stands out from the rest in a number of ways. For one, the game will be available on mobile app stores, providing gamers with the convenience of playing it on the go. Additionally, the game comes in full 3D, providing gamers with an immersive experience that will keep them hooked.

One of the most exciting features of Calvaria is its play-to-earn (P2E) model, where players can earn rewards simply by playing the game.

This model is expected to attract more players to the blockchain, as it provides a way for gamers to monetize their skills and assets. Moreover, Calvaria has developed a free-to-play (F2P) version of the game, which will allow players to experience the full game without having to pay anything or need any specialist knowledge.

Number Four: Wen Sandwich

The world of NFT art is constantly evolving, and a new trend has emerged with Wen Sandwich, an NFT art set created by the artist behind the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) artwork, Migwashere. The uniqueness of this art set lies in the fact that collectors can create their very own sandwich from a list of over 150 ingredients.

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Creating Your Own Sandwich

Wen Sandwich is not your typical NFT artwork. It allows collectors to choose from various proteins, veggies, seasonings, and sauces to create their very own sandwiches. With over 150 ingredients available, the possibilities are endless.

While some collectors may opt for tried and tested sandwich combinations like BLT or peanut butter and jelly, others may go for more creative and outlandish combinations.

Minting and Pricing

The minting of Wen Sandwich is set to begin at the end of January, and the mint price is low at 0.05 ETH, making it accessible to anyone who wants to create their very own digital sandwich. It's a great opportunity for food lovers and NFT enthusiasts to come together and create something truly unique.

Additionally, collectors can always add more ingredients to their sandwiches to make them even more delicious.

Migwashere's Experience

Migwashere brings a wealth of experience to the creation of Wen Sandwich, having previously worked on the Bored Ape Yacht Club, Sneaky Vampire Syndicate, and HoF Goat Lodge collections. This experience and success have set the stage for Wen Sandwich to be a massive hit in the NFT art world.

It could even be what kicks off the NFT market in 2023 after a dull 2022 caused by the crypto winter.

Number Five: Pak

Pak is a mysterious and elusive digital artist, or possibly a team of artists, who have made a significant impact on the NFT art world.

Despite their anonymity, Pak has become one of the most recognisable names in the industry thanks to their high-selling artwork.

In December 2021, Pak's NFT artwork titled The Merge broke records by becoming the most expensive NFT ever sold, surpassing the previous record set by Beeple's Everydays: The First 5000 Days.

The Merge was sold for a staggering $91.8 million on Nifty Gateway, a popular NFT auction house. The artwork was sold as an open edition, meaning that there are an unlimited number of editions available for purchase, and it was purchased by nearly 29,000 collectors.

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In addition to The Merge, Pak's artwork titled Clock was also sold for a whopping $52.7 million. This artwork was purchased by a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) called AssangeDAO, with the proceeds going towards the legal defence of Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks.

Despite their massive success, Pak's identity remains unknown, with many speculating about who the artist or team behind the name might be.

Pak's artwork is characterized by bold, abstract designs and often contains thought-provoking themes related to technology, society, and the human condition.

Pak's success in the NFT art world has made them a household name among collectors and has drawn attention to the potential of NFTs as a new form of digital art ownership and investment.

With each new sale, Pak's reputation and influence within the industry continue to grow, leaving many wondering what the artist will create next and what kind of record-breaking sales will follow.

Number Six: Crypto Baristas

The Crypto Baristas project is the brainchild of Coffee Bros., a real-life coffee roasting business in New York City. The project's goal is to bridge the NFT universe with a physical-world business by bringing together coffee enthusiasts.

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NFT sales from the project will go towards funding an actual café in New York City focused on digital art and the metaverse, and each Coffee Baristas owner gets special Coffee Bros perks.

Fifteen per cent of the revenue generated by Crypto Baristas will be directed to a fund that will be governed by the NFT owners and used to support charitable organizations in the coffee industry or other NFT projects.

Number Seven: Real Estate Investment Club

Real Estate Investment Club is an interesting one. It's an NFT metaverse, specifically dedicated to real estate education and investing. 

The NFTs for the project was also designed by a team member from the GTA and Red Dead Redemption game series', making them unique and desirable due to the connection. 

Each piece serves as the holder's avatar, and grants access to REIC - Metacity, a high-definition metaverse.

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Inside the 'verse, members of REIC can network and socialise with like-minded investors, while also granting access to the Digital Asset Property Group. 

On top of this, holding the NFTs provides investors access to:

  • Future REIC NFT airdrops
  • REIC merch giveaways
  • Consultation and investment advice from industry elites
  • Webinar/Seminar access
  • Holidays in premium locations
  • Luxury items such as watches and cars
  • Charitable donations
  • Downpayment in Ethereum for your first real estate investment

The team behind the project hope to develop MetaCity to act as a Metaverse-as-a-service, for all REIC Members. This means players can monetise their assets and services within the game to create an entire in-game economy. 

REIC also intends to be the pioneer in bridging real estate investments to the blockchain. They hope that the real estate will eventually be tokenised, with fractional ownership shares represented on the decentralised technology, making it more accessible to a wider audience.

The metaverse created by REIC intends to provide the infrastructure required to be the leading community in the blockchain-based real estate investment industry. 

Number Eight: Souls of Nature

This project is still in its early stages therefore they don’t offer NFT on sale for now. But it's still a super interesting idea, thanks to its metaverse and play-to-earn features.

These combined will provide users with the first-ever experience-to-earn in the crypto industry. 

In addition to this, the NFT also provides the chance to make a difference. By holding the pieces, individuals are able to protect endangered wildlife around the world. A percentage of the collection's initial funding will be donated to entities safeguarding wildlife. 

The NFTs will consist of "nature souls", a digital replication of animals surrounded by an aura which will represent the player's characters within the overall experience-to-earn. 

Number Nine: PirateXPirate

PirateXPirate is an up-and-coming pirate-themed NFT game. Each player has the chance to create and form a crew and fleet, and can then battle against fellow players to earn rewards. 

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The project is also building a metaverse that will allow players to explore new worlds with their fleet through a self-contained economy. Although the game is still in the early stages of its development, it already has a fully-functioning game. Within the PirateXPirate world in-game items, such a ships and crew, are all represented by NFTs. 

Number Ten: Flyfish Club

Ah, you know we couldn't write a 'Top 10 NFTs' article without including ol' Gary V. 

The Flyfish Club is another venture from the man himself, but this NFT is offering something pretty unprecedented - the world's first NFT member's only private dining club. 

People who own one of these pieces will have the ability to access a private dining room in New York City, which will span 10,000+ square feet. The standard membership contains reservations for a table, that can include 8 non-token guests. The next option - the Flyfish Omakase - will allow the same perk, but with the addition of bringing a guest to the V.I.P. Omakase room. 

The standard flyfish members NFT can be bought for 2.5 ETH, with the Flyfish Omakase membership being almost double at 4.25 ETH. 

The most interesting part of the membership being an NFT is that purchasers can lease or resell their membership at any point - with this price point set to rise, due to Gary V's prominence in the space. 

"As an NFT, the membership becomes an asset to the token holder, which can later be sold, transferred or leased to others on the secondary market," says the Flyfish Club site.

"By utilizing NFT's, FFC is able to create a loyal, member community that we can provide special experiences for. NFT's create new modernistic financial models, which will allow FFC to deliver an exceptional and sustainable product for years to come.

Currently, the collection is sold out, but there is an intention to roll out additional locations and memberships as popularity increases. 

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