OpenSea to use new measures to ban copymints

OpenSea to implement image recognition and human reviewers to detect fake NFTs.
May 12, 2022 - Cynthia Chung

In a bid to crack down on fake NFTs and verify accounts on its platform and put an end to plagiarised NFTs or ‘copymints’, OpenSea is implementing a verification process.

The new process is detailed in a series of blogposts, which outlined a number of features that aims to improve ‘authenticity on OpenSea’ and increase ‘trust for our community.’  


The two-part system will combine image recognition technology and human reviewers to detect copymints. The company is constantly scanning all NFTs to make the platform safe for creators and other users of the platform.

‘Our new copymint prevention system leverages computer-vision tech to scan all NFTs on OpenSea (including new mints). The system then matches these scans against a set of authentic collections, starting with some of the most copy-minted collections - we’ll look for flips, rotations & other permutations,’ wrote OpenSea’s blog writer Anne-Fauvre-Wills.

The verification process comes with updated changes which include: 


  • Shifting to an invite-based system, expanding the number of NFT creators who can verify 

  • An updated collection badge

  • Implementing a streamlined, in-product notification and badging process 

  • Pledging a response time regarding the verification and badging process to 7 days


The above changes will likely deter NFT plagiarists, who tend to use fake social media profiles and websites to impersonate NFT creators and companies. They also take advantage of the anonymous nature of the industry and copy directly from blue-chip projects to deceive users on the platform. 


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