OpenSea is statistically speaking the eBay of collectibles, gaming items and every other digital asset backed by Ethereum blockchain. Trading on it occurs through smart contracts. OpenSea is a decentralized marketplace which means no central authority holds what you sell or buy on OpenSea, which includes the funds used to trade. Payment mode is only ETH and other ERC-20, ERC-721 or wrapped tokens backed by the Ethereum blockchain. Visit the project’s home page.
There are currently over 4 million digital assets available for sale on OpenSea. It is a decentralized marketplace where you can sell, purchase and auction your digital assets. The monthly volume is near 4000ETH in value. The largest margin of items traded are gaming items, crypto kitties, cards etc.
Your digital asset is sold directly on the blockchain, when you click on an item it has a 0X address instead of a URL/Name which is an Ethereum address. Even non-developers can create and sell their own items. You can also list your own smart token assets, if you are creating one for your game or other dApp (decentralized application) like non-fungible tokens etc. Moreover streamers, influencers can also be listed on this blockchain.
Sign up is really easy if you have ever used MetaMask or another blockchain identity or browser wallet. OpenSea works exactly like traditional Ethereum exchanges or 0x relays validating transactions directly on the wallet, instead of sending it to an address.
Read our MetaMask introduction article. For additional help, we have attached a graphical representation of this process.
Just simply click buy & then wait for the blockchain to confirm and you now hold this NFT. This unusual validation process occurs due to OpenSea’s decentralized nature. It doesn’t hold the coins or the NFT you purchase or sell. You do via the blockchain and your private keys.
Help and support is available through an extensive discord community with almost 4000 members. This group has professional moderation. FAQ and Blog is also pretty extensive and intuitive.