By: Jamélie Myre
Founded in 2017 by Devin Finzer and Alex Atallah, the American NFT (Non Fungible Token) marketplace was created for users to discover, collect and sell blockchain-based digital assets. Opensea can easily and best be accessed on its website designed for both laptops and desktop computers or mobile devices. Opensea also innovated its own mobile application which can be downloaded onto mobile devices although it has better and easier features in regards to buying and selling through the website, which can easily be accessed and switched over to through the application. An update will oftentimes disturb a user at first glance as well as look and feel ‘weird’. That is of course, until they get used to the new and improved update, where they can then feel comfortable once again and possibly find it even more useful than it ever was before.
Drop Experience — Bulk Buying — Bulk Selling
Opensea recently updated its website by creating a new drop experience for projects where project founders can directly drop and host their mint through the OpenSea platform rather than through their projects websites. This feature is meant to make the minting experience simple, storytelling, as well as more secure for both users and creators. Users will be able to see what the project is about, who the team is, frequently asked questions (FAQ), the mint schedule as well as graphics about the project like sneak peaks, making the experience all the more appealing.
The new-and-improved update also features the ability of bulk buying and selling of NFTs. To bulk buy, you select ‘add to cart’ on multiple NFTs. Once you’re ready to purchase, you click on your shopping cart at the top right to complete the transaction. If you’re looking to bulk list your NFTs for sale, you will click the ‘+’ on the top of each NFT you’re looking to list.
The platform also accepts the payment of crypto or a debit/credit card offering more options to its users. Though paying with a debit/credit card is not allowed for bulk buys at this time. When purchasing an NFT you are now also able to send it to a different wallet which is exciting for gifting NFTs to loved ones. The web3 space is constantly growing and expanding its horizons to reach a greater public, to do better as well as reach its outer limits of possibilities. OpenSea’s newest update offers its users different experiences and welcomes individuals outside of the cryptocurrency realm.