The genesis of an unprecedented change.
At some point in our lives, we all have found ourselves to be lovers of the world of collectibles.
Whether it was sports cards, CDs, or limited-edition sneakers, it doesn’t matter. What is certain is that the world of collectibles is timeless and manages, sooner or later, to attract the attention of everyone.
However, what we have to get used to is that this dimension, as we remember it, will soon no longer exist. We are making a leap from traditional collecting to the digital one, which has other rules, other game schemes but, all in all, recalls in disguise the old and familiar dynamics of collecting.
The world of digital collectibles is emerging as a real revolution. A new market with enormous potential. The collectible that before was hidden and kept with care, today becomes something that you can always carry with you, saving it in JPEG format on your cell phone or PC, or even making it your avatar for your social profiles.
The most common doubt in front of this transition, perhaps the only real cause that slows down this metamorphosis, is the one concerning the absence of a physical object that you can grab and touch.
This doubt has its roots in the reality’s analysis of beliefs and methods now obsolete. There is still the belief that there is a close and indissoluble connection between the economic value of an object and its physicality.
Most likely, however, the same people who see in the physicality of a collectible its real value, then pay for their coffee with payment apps or enter the subway using a simple QR code.
It’s only a matter of time before everyone understands that digital, even in the world of art, gaming, and collectibles, can be synonymous with value, progress, and innovation.
On the other hand, the value of a collectible is given, in any case, mainly by something that can not be touched, that is, the intangible rarity and exclusivity associated with it.
So virtuality and value, talking about collectibles, are not an oxymoron but two concepts that are divinely married.