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10 Top NFT Marketplaces | The Ascent

10 Top NFT Marketplaces | The Ascent
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2. Axie Market

Axie Marketplace is the online store for the video game Axie Infinity. Axes are mythical creatures that can be purchased, trained, and then confronted with axes of other players to earn rewards. In the Axie Marketplace, players can purchase new Axies, as well as entire lands and other items, such as NFTs for in-game use.

Axie Infinity tokens (called Axie Shards) are built on the Ethereum blockchain. As such, it can be bought and sold on a variety of other NFT markets, as well as on some cryptocurrency exchanges like Coinbase Global (NASDAQ: currency).

3. Grub Coefficient / CryptoPunks

Larva Labs is well known for its viral CryptoPunks NFT project. It was originally given out for free in 2017, but some CryptoPunks have sold for millions of dollars since then. Larva Labs has other digital art projects such as Autoglyphs, as well as other application development projects based on the Ethereum blockchain.

Larva Labs’ CryptoPunks NFTs are sold out, but can be bid on and purchased from various overseas markets. However, Larva Labs’ various projects are worth following – including Meebits, which can be bid directly from the company’s built-in market.

4. NBA Top Shot Marketplace

The NBA Top Shot is the NBA and Women’s foray into the world of NFT. In its market, collectible moments (videos and highlights of games) and art from the world’s leading basketball leagues can be purchased.

The NBA built it as a closed market (you can only buy and sell on Top Shot) using the Flow blockchain created by Dapper Labs. It’s easy to register and buy directly on the Top Shot Marketplace. Collectible Moments can be purchased for a few dollars.

5. Rare

Rarible is another large marketplace for all kinds of NFTs, similar to OpenSea. All kinds of artwork, videos, collectibles and music can be bought, sold or created on the platform. However, unlike OpenSea, you will need to use a market token rare (CRYPTO: RARI) to buy and sell in the market. Rarible is built on the Ethereum blockchain (although the artwork can be managed on OpenSea as well as using rare tokens).

The company has partnered with some notable companies. WL! Trademarks(NYSE: YUM) Taco Bell has listed art on Rarible and cloud software giant Adobe (NASDAQ:ADBE) recently partnered with Rarible to help secure the work of artists and creators in NFT.

6. Transcend

Similar to Rarible, SuperRare is also building a marketplace for digital creators. The site includes artwork, videos, and 3D images, but collectors can purchase artwork with Ethereum.

SuperRare recently announced its token of the same name based on the Ethereum blockchain. The tokens will be used to find and nurture new talent in the market. Like Rarible, SuperRare NFTs can also be bought and sold on OpenSea.

7. Foundation

Foundation.app is designed as a simple, no-frills way to bid on digital art. Sales are made using Ethereum. Since its market launch in early 2021, it has sold more than $100 million in NFTs.

Artists are invited to the platform by the foundation community, and buyers simply need an Ethereum-funded crypto wallet to start buying. If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to start creating your own NFTs, the Foundation probably isn’t the best place to start, but the market has plenty of artwork to view in a simple format.

8. Elegant Gate

Nifty Gateway has made it easier to sell some of the most popular digital artists like Beeple and singer/musician Grimes. It is a technical organizing platform powered by crypto exchange Gemini (controlled by the Winklevoss twins). The NFTs, known as Nifties, are built on Ethereum.

Besides being a regulated platform, Nifty Gateway also hosts any NFTs purchased – meaning that the NFTs are not stored in your own wallet but are actually stored for you by Nifty Gateway and Gemini. While this may not work for NFT collectors who want more flexibility in their tech investments, Nifty purchases and sales can also be made with fiat currency (for example, US dollars) without making a cryptocurrency purchase first.

9. Mintable

Mintable, backed by billionaire Mark Cuban, aims to be an OpenSea-style open market. To participate in buying and selling NFTs on Mintable, you will need Ethereum. The platform also supports minting NFTs for creators of all kinds (from photographers to musicians) who want to sell their work as a digital asset.

An aspiring NFT collector or creator will need to purchase Ethereum from a crypto exchange first, then connect their wallet to Mintable to facilitate bidding and buying in the marketplace.

10. Theta Drop

Theta is a blockchain platform designed for the decentralized distribution of video and television on the Internet. Theta Drop debuted on NFT in 2021 with the World Series of Poker Tour digital collectibles. The World Poker Tour was an early adopter of ThetaTV and uses the platform to stream content.

Theta uses its own blockchain technology. To participate in Theta Drop NFT Marketplace, you will need to purchase Theta Token (CRYPTO: THETA). Many cryptocurrency exchanges such as Binance support Theta, and tokens and NFTs purchased with them can be stored in a crypto wallet, as well as in Theta’s own crypto wallet app.

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