Interest in NFT has increased very rapidly in recent years. Because of this interest, the NFT market is growing very fast. From $340 million in 2020 to the start of 2021, the market has grown exponentially within a year. It reached $2 billion in the first half of 2021 and then $22 billion in the first 9 months of 2021.
At the end of 2021, it had a 40-billion-dollar market. When the first 5 transactions are analyzed, it is seen that the average transaction value of an NFT has increased by 60% in dollar terms compared to the previous transaction. Since the market is this large, there are numerous reports of theft and fraud. Let’s take a look at 10 trusted marketplaces together.
OpenSea was founded in 2017 by Alex Atallah and Devin Finzer in New York. It is a huge platform used by many NFT sellers and buyers. According to OpenSea websites, they say they are “the first and largest NFT market,” It supports Ethereum, Polygon, and Klatyn blockchains. In the marketplace, NFT can be purchased through auctions or at a fixed price determined by the seller. The main categories are collectibles, music, games, sports, virtual worlds, and digital art. It contains approximately 80m+ more NFTs.
Crypto.com was founded in 2016 by Bobby Bao, Rafael Melo, Kris Marszalek, and Gary Or in Singapore. In 2021, NFT has opened its marketplace. The company aims to make a quick entry into the NFT world. The company has opened with exclusive content from famous names and companies such as Aston Martin, Axel Mansoor, BossLogic, KCamp, KLOUD, Klarens Malluta, Lionel Richie, Mr. Brainwash, OPUS, and Snoop Dogg. It supports “ETH and CRO.” In the marketplace, NFT can be purchased through auctions or at a fixed price determined by the seller. Alternatively, NFT can be purchased using cryptocurrency via “Crypto.com Pay”. The main categories are digital art and collectibles. It contains approximately 200,000+ more NFTs.
Rarible was founded in 2020 by Alex Salnikov and Alexei Falin in Wilmington. Rarible is one of all the investors’ favorite marketplaces. It’s an awfully large market. It includes Floyd Mayweather’s 50-0 undefeated animated film and a drawing of an elephant smoking a cigarette. Furthermore, it supports “ETH, XTZ, and FLOW.” Supported in more than 200 countries, Rarible makes it easy to get NFTs due to its wide market. That’s why it’s considered among the most effective. NFT can be purchased through auctions or at a fixed price determined by the seller. Its main categories are domains, metaverses, photography, music, games, art, and DeFi. It contains approximately 300,000+ more NFTs.
The Foundation was founded in 2021 by Kayvon Tehranian in San Francisco. The feature that distinguishes Foundation from other marketplaces is that it wants to host special artistic content. Its interface is stylish and easy, and you can find the NFT you are looking for right away, but it is the marketplace with the highest service fee on our list. Foundation hosted Nyan Cat’s NFT sales. Its main category is art. Furthermore, it supports “ETH.” NFT can be purchased through auctions. It contains approximately 158,000+ more NFTs.
Mintable was founded in Singapore by Zach Burks in 2018. It is at the very beginning of its sites that it can be recommended for those who are just entering the NFT market. Mindless, which tries to reduce the buying and selling process as much as possible, has taken eBay as an example here. It has managed to attract users who have previously been in the market by offering gasless minting services. Its main categories are art and music. Furthermore, it supports “Ethereum, Immutable X, and Zilliqa.” NFT can be purchased through auctions or at a fixed price determined by the seller. It contains approximately 6700+ more NFTs.
Nifty Gateway was founded in 2018 by Griffin Cock Foster in San Francisco. It is part of Gemini. It focuses on projects that it deems “premium,” which are available in limited numbers. Likewise, it has very famous artists like Steve Aoki and Grimes. If you live in the USA, you can buy NFT with your card, but in countries outside the USA, you can only transact with cryptocurrencies in your wallets. Nifty Gateway featured works by artists and brands such as Playboy, Cam Hicks, BD White, Beeple, and Forbes. The main categories are art and music. It supports “ETH.” NFT can be purchased through auctions or at a fixed price determined by the seller. It contains approximately N/A (limited-edition drops) more NFTs.
NBA Top Shot
NBA Top Shot was founded by Roham Gharegozlou in 2020 in Canada. It is a project about collecting digital moments from the NBA and WNBA and making a collection. It is one of the fastest-growing marketplaces. NFT is very easy to buy and sell. The main category is sports collectibles. It supports the Flow blockchain. In total, there are currently 30 unique NFTs in NBA Top Shot.
SuperRare was founded in 2017 by John Crain in Newark. Super Rare is a marketplace where you can buy single-print digital artworks. Unlike other marketplaces, SuperRare has various features such as a calendar of upcoming exhibitions, artist declarations, and 3D images in order to keep visitors on the site longer. It has recently announced its own token. Its main subject is digital art. It supports “ETH”. It contains approximately 26.3K NFTs.
DraftKings was founded in 2012 in Boston by Jason Robins, Paul Liberman, and Matthew Kalish. Normally a bookmaker, DraftKings established its own NFT marketplace in 2021. Player cards from various sports figures, such as football stars, hockey stars, and race car drivers, are listed here. It includes some of NFL history’s most unique players: Tom Brady, Tony Hawk, Wayne Gretzky, and more. Unlike other marketplaces, DraftKings does not currently support crypto purchases. They only work on a dollar basis. It contains approximately 300+ NFTs.
Axie Infinity was founded in 2018 by Sky Mavis in Vietnam. The game is inspired by the cartoon “Pokémon “. Just like in Pokémon, it is a game where you can establish farm kingdoms with these animals where animals are collected, and you can fight with other players. Rumor has it that it has a market value of more than $1 billion. It is possible to buy AXS coins from other marketplaces. Its main category is games. It supports N /A (only FIAT currency). It contains approximately 300+ NFTs.