OpenSea Seaport nears

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William M. Peaster William M. Peaster May 20, 20222 min read
OpenSea Seaport nears

Dear Bankless Nation,

This week was full of big NFT developments. The one I’m watching closest right now? OpenSea’s deployment of a new “Seaport” marketplace system on Ethereum:

Details are scarce currently, though a two-week Code4rena audit contest that starts today notes the marketplace will be focused on “safely and efficiently creating and fulfilling orders for ERC721 and ERC1155 items.”

I’m not a developer, but a quick review of the Seaport smart contract suggests to me it’ll allow for the creation of zones, or seaports if you will, for fostering customized NFT markets.

We’ll know more soon, but with OpenSea at the helm it’s likely Seaport will prove to be very consequential to the NFT ecosystem going forward. In the meantime, get caught up on the rest of this week’s action below, thanks kindly for reading, and have a great weekend!


P.S. A few minutes after this post went live, OpenSea officially announced Seaport. So now we know more!

🛒 NFT News & Platforms

🏆 Digital Collectibles

🎨 NFT art

  • Shunsuke Takawo began his Tiny Sketches NFT collection:

🎮 NFT Gaming

  • a16z announced a new $600M GameFi fund.
  • Axie Infinity announced AxieCon: Barcelona, which will run from September 7th through September 10th later this year:

💽 Music

🌐 Virtual Worlds

💎 DeFi x NFTs

  • Slingshot, a web3 trading platform, unveiled a mobile app with a referral program that offers NFT rewards.
  • Argent added L2 support for the $JPG index token.

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William M. Peaster

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William M. Peaster, Senior Writer, has been with Bankless since January 2021. Immersed in Ethereum since 2017, he writes the Metaversal newsletter on the onchain frontier, covering everything from AI projects to crypto games, as the team’s lead NFT analyst. With a background in creative writing, he writes fiction and publishes art on Ethereum in his free time. He lives in Washington.

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