Too Long; Didn't Read
Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have hit the mainstream, but the market is full of misconceptions. Many developers - intentionally or not - are cutting corners as they rush to capitalize on this nascent market. To avoid reputational loss, the developer community needs to proactively acknowledge and address these issues. The core idea being sold here is a claim* (in some context, see footnote) to these assets - one that is awarded and verified through a distributed digital consensus, rather than a central authority.