November 29th was an exciting day for NFT creators on the BNB Chain as they received an early Christmas gift from one of the world’s largest NFT (Non-Fungible Token) marketplaces.
Opensea, the popular marketplace, announced on November 29th, 2022, that it would welcome the integration of BNB Chain on its NFT marketplace, promoting its expansion and growth as one of the most functional and active NFT marketplaces in the crypto industry.
The news was posted on the social media app Twitter, and it truly did become a happy day for NFT creators and holders on the BNB Chain who have been anticipating the integration of the BNB blockchain by Opensea Seaport Protocol.
Earlier in September, the NFT marketplace had mentioned its plans to broaden its support for more languages and blockchains to preserve its position as the world’s best marketplace. Opensea boasts of onboarding NFTs from several blockchains on its platforms like Polygon, Ethereum, Klaytn, Optimism, Solana, Arbitrum, and Avalanche.
Opensea announced its integration of the BNB Chain on its marketplace by the end of 2022. This integration with Seaport Protocol will enable BNB users to purchase, trade, and list BNB Chain NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens) on its platform. The NFT marketplace intends to leverage Seaport Protocol across several blockchains to conveniently access more NFT traders, creators, and holders.
This is positive and exciting news for all BNB Chain NFT creators and holders who have been withholding their NFTs on the blockchain while waiting for them to be supported by the world’s largest NFT marketplace.
The investment director at BNB Chain, Gwendolyn Regina affirmed that this new feature with BNB Chain would “bring a wide number of creators into a larger ecosystem, as well as strengthen the creators, holders, and NFT initiatives within the BNB Chain ecosystem,” she said.
This partnership between Opensea and BNB Chain is the beginning of many possibilities for NFT creators. The integration would now allow for numerous creator payouts across all blockchains supported by Opensea, providing more specific signature confirmation activities, collection management, eliminating setup fees, and reducing gas fees.
“Build N Build,” also known as BNB, was developed by Binance to function as a Web3-based blockchain network run by the widespread exchange’s native token, BNB.
The blockchain ecosystem records supporting over 1,300 DApps (Decentralised Applications) which include blockchain games, Decentralised Finance (DeFi), and NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens). In October, BNB launched a $10 million fund to enhance growth on the blockchain.
Earlier in November, the world’s largest NFT marketplace, Opensea, announced that it was contemplating eliminating mandatory royalties from its platform. However, the complaints from NFT creators like the famous BAYC creator and the crypto community stopped the marketplace from carrying on with its plan.
Due to this uproar, Opensea had to enforce royalties on all projects on its platform, either recent or old.
Opensea’s Seamless Relationship With Other Blockchains
- Solana (SOL)
The world’s largest NFT marketplace, Opensea, has supported Solana, a relatively new blockchain that boasts fast transactions and cheaper gas fees, by integrating the blockchain’s NFTs. Solana’s utilization of the Proof-of-History mechanism provides a record of 60,000 transactions per second (TPS), making the blockchain desirable for NFT creators, traders, and enthusiasts. The blockchain also enables an affordable and quicker minting of NFTs.
- Ethereum (ETH)
Due to its secure network, Ethereum has the most significant number of NFT projects. Ethereum provides NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens) with broad exposure to a large market, which Opensea is among. Ethereum rules the NFT market, generating buyers, sellers, and investors akin to the popular blockchain and directing them to the best NFT marketplaces in the crypto community.
Opensea’s relationship with these two blockchains has proven to be fruitful for both the marketplace and all active traders on the blockchains supported by Opensea. Integrating BNB Chain would not only raise the value of Opensea but welcome its availability to a market of BNB Chain users who have been in the dark and unable to launch their NFTs in the prosperous marketplace.
What Is BNB Chain?
BNB Chain is a community-focused, decentralized, and permissionless blockchain ecosystem created by Binance but became independent as a decentralized chain. As a result of its move to Web3, the blockchain enables innovative and project developers to build decentralized applications (DApps) on its platform; this means anyone can readily build projects on the BNB blockchain.
Opensea, the world’s largest NFT marketplace, announced yesterday on the popular social media platform that it would integrate BNB Chain NFTs through its Seaport Protocol.