Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are (still) booming, with new marketplaces appearing almost every week to meet the growing demand. That can make it tricky for newcomers to know where to safely buy and sell virtual items and crypto art.
Read on to discover a list of 20 leading NFT marketplaces across several blockchains where you can buy and sell digital collectibles.
OpenSea is the original NFT marketplace and by far the largest. The New York-based platform allows you to buy and sell NFTs ranging from in-game items and collectibles to artwork, trading cards, domain names, virtual worlds and more.
Rare is a community-based NFT platform operating on the Ethereum (ETH) blockchain. The platform allows you to purchase, sell, and mint a wide range of digital art and collectibles.
The marketplace offers a simple user interface. You can list NFTs on the platform using the Rarible token (RARI).
Super rare is an Ethereum-based NFT marketplace that showcases a wide range of high-quality collectibles and art. The platform’s user interface comes complete with dazzling GIFs and live auctions.
SuperRare offers its users an almost social experience with content curated to meet their preferences. The platform works closely with artists to ensure high-quality crypto art and media are listed on its marketplace.
Foundation is a community-based NFT platform that allows artists to mint and sell their NFTs. The platform has recorded many high-profile sales, including the famous Nyan Cat NFT, Edward Snowden’s first crypto art, and many more. Tea Nyan Cat NFT was sold on Foundation for over USD 800,000.
Nifty Gateway is a New York-based leading NFT platform that allows users to sell NFTs on the platform using US dollars. The platform is backed by Gemini, a major, regulated crypto exchange in the US.
Nifty Gateway releases collectibles and media from artists through a limited-time release feature. Moreover, the platform allows users to track the release schedule of NFT drops through a timer.
Interestingly, the platform allows artists to decide the royalty fee they take from secondary sales. Nifty will charge a 5% fee from each secondary sale.
Mintable is an NFT marketplace that allows users to mint, purchase, and sell NFTs. Founded in 2018, the Singapore-based platform supports Ethereum and Zilliqa (ZIL) -based NFTs.
Users can buy several categories of NFTs on Mintable including art and collectibles, in-game items, and music. Items on the platform are further classified as normal, gasless, and printable.
There are additional features on Mintable, such as custom stores and advertising packages, which can be accessed by upgrading to the Pro Plan. Minting one’s own NFT is easy on the platform.
Makers Place is an invite-only community-driven NFT marketplace for digital creators, which aims to form a community of talented creatives.
Founded in 2018, the San Francisco-based NFT marketplace has an escrow feature and charges a 15% fee on all ETH purchases. Secondary sales payments can be made through credit cards.
Similar to Nifty Gateway, the platform releases new NFT drops periodically and has hosted several memorable drops from the likes of T-Pain and Shakira. In early 2021, the Makers Place platform temporarily went down when it dropped a collection of NFTs from crypto artist Beeple.
Stacks Art is an NFT marketplace that operates on the Stacks (STX) blockchain, allowing NFTs to be secured on by the Bitcoin (BTC) blockchain. On the platform, users can explore, buy and sell digital collectibles from a variety of creators. They need to use a Hiro Wallet to connect to the marketplace.
When listing a collection on the platform, a royalty can be earned on each secondary sale. Stacks Art will charge a 2.5% commission on each secondary NFT sale.
STX NFT is another major marketplace on Stacks, which allows listing bitcoin NFTs, which have become more popular over the past year.
Stacks NFT launches are becoming more common, with the market prices of popular collections soaring to impressive valuations.
Byzantion is another new NFT marketplace that has launched to provide Stacks users with an easy-to-use platform to buy, sell, and mint NFT collection secured by Bitcoin.
KnowOrigin is a curated NFT marketplace that offers a mature viewing experience for users. The platform avoids the wacky aspects of the NFT scene by focusing on the listing of quality crypto art.
AirNFTs is a marketplace built on the Binance Smart Chain (BSC) that enables users to buy and sell NFTs. According to the site, the platform has minted close to 200,000 NFTs.
Crypto exchange Binance‘s binance coin (BNB) and the platform’s own token, AIRT, can be used as currencies in the marketplace, and users can take advantage of the AirNFTs launchpad feature to gain exposure for their collection if they are an artist looking to sell NFTs.
tofuNFT is an NFT marketplace on the Binance Smart Chain that allows for the purchase and trading of crypto art. The platform was designed by SCV.Finance (SCV) and can be deployed on other blockchains such as Polygon (MATIC). The platform has a superior user experience when compared to the now-defunct SCV.Finance NFT marketplace.
tofuNFT was designed to meet the needs of NFT creators and offers teams of creators highlights on the homepage, an advanced filter and search mechanism, royalties sharing for teams with volumes of over BNB 50, and customer support.
Treasureland is a multi-chain NFT protocol that supports the minting, issuance, and auction of NFTs. It offers a social experience by connecting NFT creators, users, and consumers in a decentralized manner.
ITAM is an NFT marketplace supported by Binance Smart Chain that enables users to trade NFTs, and it provides a multi-chain interoperability platform.
The marketplace has a unique filtering system that makes it easy for users to narrow down to the items they want to purchase. For instance, they can search for recently-minted NFTs, recently-sold, lowest prices, etc.
Solanart is a curated NFT marketplace that offers a relatively limited selection of NFTs for sale. The platform has recently seen a surge in trading volumes for collections such as Degenerate Ape Academy, Aurory, and SolPunks.
Solsea is the first NFT minting platform that allows creators to embed copyright licenses into NFTs. You can list, mint, and trade NFTs on the platform in solana (SOL), tether (USDT), and USD coin (USDC), and at low fees. An important feature of Solsea is that a creator can make their collection visible to the public or set it to be private.
For every fully minted NFT, Solsea calculates rarity rank, score, and trait statistics.
DigitalEyes Market is an open NFT platform on Solana that offers a wide range of NFTs for buyers and provides a platform for creators to list their collectibles. The platform charges a 2.5% service fee during the sale of an NFT and a percentage royalty fee. The latter fee is set by the creator at the time of minting. Currently, DigitaEyes is in Beta mode.
AtomicMarket is a shared liquidity NFT marketplace where users can list an NFT on one market and it will appear on all other Atomic markets. The platform charges a 2% fee for sales and auctions. Moreover, a creator can specify the amount of money they want to receive from each sale.
objkt.com is one of the largest NFT marketplaces on the Tezos (XTZ) network. The objective of the platform is to provide tools that make it easier for the community to purchase and trade NFTs on Tezos.
objkt.com charges a minimum fee of XTZ 0.0011 for users to list crypto art on the platform. There is also a 2.5% fee charged on successful transactions. Users can connect to the platform using any Tezos-supported wallet such as Gelleon, Kukai, and Umami.
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