POAP is an acronym for "Proof of Attendance Protocol," and NFTs are non-fungible tokens. Simply put, an NFT is a unique digital collectible.
A POAP NFT is a specific type of NFT that shows you attended an event or experience. While POAP NFTs aren't yet widespread, they're quickly becoming popular.
POAP NFTs can be used to prove attendance at any type of event, including real-world and virtual events. They're effectively badges supported by cryptographic records.
The primary purpose of POAP NFTs is to record your life experiences. Think of them as a form of digital memorabilia. They're a way to look back on important events you were a part of and things you've done.
To view POAPs that you've collected, visit the official POAP SCAN page. This lets you view POAPs in your web browser. On this page, you can connect an Ethereum wallet or input either a wallet address or your email address.
POAP also offers a mobile app for both iOS and Android devices that you can download to view your POAP. Alternatively, you can view POAP NFTs in the MetaMask mobile app or with Rainbow Wallet, which has built-in POAP visualization support.
As previously noted, POAP NFTs aren't intended as an investment, so the money isn't in these types of NFTs. They're made to show where you've been and your communities.