The Defiant's Go-To Guide to OpenSea Challengers
A bevy of NFT marketplaces are challenging OpenSea's domination with a number of features.
NFT Investors Shake Lull and Send Market Volume to Four-Month High
NFTs rebounded strongly over the holiday break, indicating the 2021 rally is moving into a new phase.
Parcel Challenges OpenSea in Bid to Rule Virtual Property in the Metaverse
Parcel is challenging NFT leader OpenSea by helping users buy virtual properties in the metaverse.
NFTs Are Changing Everything But Are They Built to Last? (Hint: Some Are)
Are NFTs a bubble? That’s been the burning question ever since the first specimens of this breakthrough application on the Ethereum blockchain captured the imaginations of crypto heads and non-crypto fans alike. In this research piece for The Defiant, we will unpack this query as definitively as possible. And what better place to start than…
EBay Has BitBoy But Its ‘Strange’ NFT Strategy Risks Missing a Boom for the Ages
NFTs are huge here in crypto, but the old web is not sure. Digital collectibles on the blockchain have captured the imagination of crypto heads and attracted hundreds of millions of dollars in investments. Players ranging from the Walt Disney Co. to Super Bowl champion quarterback Tom Brady are embracing their revolutionary marketing potential. Newcomers…
Rarible Shakes Up NFT Race with New Protocol
Rarible is lowering the barrier to entry for developers looking to launch NFTs projects. On August 12, the NFT platform launched Rarible Protocol, an open-source toolkit for developers to create custom NFT storefronts and marketplaces. The tech stack includes contracts, standards, and APIs for minting, exchanging and indexing NFTs. Rarible is one of the most…
Twitter Drops 140 Free NFTs on Rarible
Twitter is on Rarible. Yes, the gigantic social media platform. That Twitter. On June 30, the official Twitter account tweeted that it was giving away 140 free NFTs based on the platform’s aesthetic, brand and memes. These one-of-twenty edition NFTs included a furry Twitter bird, an overflowing bottle of blue Twitter vitamins, and a Twitter…
NFT Platform Rarible Closes Seed Round With CoinFund
Rarible, a digital art-focused NFT platform, has raised an undisclosed amount in a pre-seed round closed by crypto investment firm CoinFund. “The investment will help Rarible develop a community-governed, blockchain-based NFT marketplace that enables a direct relationship between digital content creators and buyers,” Rarible’s announcement said. CoinFund supports its investment with the view that blockchains…