Today, we’re looking at some of the new marketplace players, particularly the ones serving the Solana community. Plus, a set of tutorials for anyone who wants to build their own.
🎨 Discover: Exchange.Art + HyperSpace.XYZ
🎓 Learn: Build your own NFT marketplace
🎙 Listen: #PoweredbyPinata: OpenSea
Marketplaces are the malls where NFTs hang out. OpenSea and Rarible are the big department stores, but smaller, hip stores are popping up with unique cases. Here’s a few that we’re excited about.
Fine art collection has always been a secretive, out of reach industry for most people. Not anymore.
While many marketplaces focus on big collections with 10,000+ pieces, Exchange.Art focuses on 1-of-1s. With its strong collector base, Exchange.Art helps artists sell their work to a global audience for a fraction of the traditional gallery cost.
And it’s not just talk—40% of the creators have made at least one sale on the platform, offering a real venue for artists to do their thing. Learn more about Exchange.art.
Why offer just a marketplace when you can offer the whole system? Hyperspace.xyz is an all-in-one NFT platform built on Solana.
With Hyperspace, you can explore the latest collections listed on Solana, track the most popular projects on the NFT Leaderboard, and even keep tabs on the biggest NFT buyers and sellers in the space.
Whether you’re looking to buy or sell your work in the Solana ecosystem, Hyperspace.xyz is definitely a tool to keep in your toolbox.
There are still plenty of niche marketplaces that need building. Since we just released a ton of new features to make building easier and faster, we wanted to share a few resources to help you create a bustling meta-mall of your own.
Build: How To Create an NFT Marketplace on Flow With IPFS
Protect: How To Prevent NFT Trait Sniping In Your PFP Project
Optimize: Resizing IPFS Images with Pinata's Image Optimization Tools
With over 2M+ collections and $20B+ in volume, OpenSea is the largest, most trusted NFT marketplace in the world—and a huge reason that NFTs have been able to find their way into mainstream consciousness.
With so many users, collections and transactions relying on an efficient marketplace experience, OpenSea needed an infrastructure that could keep things running smoothly. That's where we came in.
Read the full customer story: How OpenSea Is Enabling New Economies for Digital Creators