OpenSea integrates the Arbitrum network to support more NFTs
The world’s largest NFTmarketplace will now feature Arbitrum NFTs on its platform following its integration of the Ethereum layer two (L2) protocol on Wednesday.
OpenSea first announced the news on Tuesday, noting that Smolverse, GMX Blueberry Club, and Diamond Pepes would be the first Arbitrum-based NFT collections to be listed on its platform. It also advised NFT creators to “find their collections in OpenSea and set their creator fees directly” as soon as possible.
The move will help project the less popular Arbitrum NFTs to a broader audience, taking advantage of OpenSea’s massive user base.
'We’re excited to share that OpenSea will soon support @arbitrum. 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,' the marketplace tweeted.
Arbitrum is also the latest network to be supported on OpenSea, joining Ethereum, Solana, Polygon, and Klaytn.
Speaking of new developments on OpenSea, the marketplace recently redesigned its homepage. One of the notable changes is a brand new carousel atop the page.
It also introduced a few new features like the ability to mint directly from an OpenSea page and access to SeaDrop, a new, secure open source contract that allows creators to easily organise multi-stage NFT drops.
OpenSea has said it will add new features to its platform in waves over the next few months. One of these is allowing creators to launch their collections with dedicated NFT drop pages and greater discoverability on the platform’s new homepage.
Elsewhere, OpenSea competitors also support multiple chains to allow a wider selection of NFTs on their platform. Magic Eden started supporting Ethereum NFTs earlier this year, and Rarible recently integrated Immutable X, another Ethereum layer-2 scaling solution.