OpenSea announces Ethereum Roll-Up Arbitrum support

September 26, 2022

OpenSea, a marketplace for digital assets, has said that it would support Arbitrum so that its customers may purchase and trade NFTs created on the Ethereum roll-up.

The top platform for buying, selling, and trading non-fungible tokens is OpenSea (NFTs).

OpenSea To Support Arbitrum NFTs

The marketplace for digital assets announced intentions to adopt Arbitrum beginning on September 21 in a blog post on September 20.

The newly formed organization will provide developers the ability to decide on the prices for both purchasing and selling NFTs on the network.

Arbitrum is a network technology developed by blockchain software developer Offchain Labs that lowers transaction costs and speeds up transactions involving digital assets on the Ethereum blockchain.

Plans to support various NFT collections that are now minting on Arbitrum were verified by the OpenSea NFT marketplace. Smolverse, GMX Blueberry Club, and Diamond Pepes are a few of them.

Ethereum Merge Ousts the Need for Arbitrum NFTs

Last Thursday, the much-anticipated Merge, an update to the Ethereum network, successfully went live. Millions of NFTs switched from the old Proof-of-Work (PoW) consensus method to the new Proof-of-Stake (PoS) consensus mechanism.

The newly enhanced Ethereum blockchain now lessens the need for roll-ups, such as Arbitrum, which tries to increase processing speed and lower transaction costs, since PoS is quicker, less expensive, and uses less energy than alternative consensus methods.

Furthermore, NFT Scan data shows that the lifetime volume of digital collectibles on Arbitrum is 9,722 ETH, which is minuscule in compared to the lifetime NFT volume of almost 23 million ETH on the Ethereum blockchain.

NFTs that have been created on well-known blockchains like Ethereum, Polygon, Klaytn, and Solana are also available in the OpenSea NFT marketplace. The NFT market is hopeful about introducing new platforms so that producers may produce and offer their chosen digital products. Written on the NFT marketplace:

“This is a first step in building our goal of a Web3 future where people have access to the NFTs they want on the chains they prefer.”


Thanks to Dominic Kimani at Business 2 Community whose reporting provided the original basis for this story.

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