World’s Largest NFT Marketplace Opensea Unveils Drop Enhancements, Arbitrum L2 Support – Blockchain


Opensea, the largest non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace by sales volume, has announced a new “immersive and secure coin experience” by giving NFT makers the ability to “create collections with special drop pages and greater findability” on its new homepage from Opensea. In addition, the company also announced on Tuesday that the NFT marketplace will soon support the Layer Two (L2) protocol Arbitrum.

Opensea Announces NFT Drop Enhancements and Arbirtum L2 Support

Opensea has made a number of changes and recently revamped the NFT market homepage. The NFT marketplace is the largest NFT platform in terms of sales volume as statistics show that Opensea has made $32.34 billion in sales. On September 19, the company announced that the market is adding new features that aim to provide an “easier, safer, and more immersive” new drop experience. Essentially, Opensea has added three features, including:

Makers will soon be able to launch their collections with special drop pages and greater findability on the (new) Opensea homepage. Collectors can now mint directly from an Opensea page. Drops on Opensea gains access to Seadrop, a new secure open source contract that powers the drops experience so creators don’t have to create custom smart contracts.

Furthermore, Opensea also has: revealed the NFT marketplace supports Arbitrum, the Ethereum-compatible layer two (L2) blockchain network. “We are excited to share that Opensea will soon be supporting Arbitrum,” Opensea said on Tuesday. “This is a first step in building our goal of a web3 future where people can access the NFTs they want on the chains they prefer,” the company added.

The plan is to launch Opensea’s Arbitrum support on September 21, and after the launch “creators will need to find their collections in Opensea and set their creator fees directly,” explains Opensea. Opensea has opened up to new blockchains as the market is already integrated with Polygon and Solana.

Recently, NFT marketplace competitor Rarible announced integration with Immutable X, another L2 scaling effort that is compatible with Ethereum. Opensea’s latest additions follow the migration to Seaport, an open-source Web3 marketplace protocol.

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Jamie Redman

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