The world of NFTs has exploded, buying digital collectibles and using blockchain technology to show the owners is a smart way to create a market. If you're interested in learning about the best places to buy and sell these NFTs, then check out the list I created below.
1. Open Sea
Open sea is a peer-to-peer auction platform for NFT goods, you can think of it as the eBay of the NFT world. You can buy, sell and trade collectibles, game items, and other virtual valuables. Open sea is currently the largest marketplace for user owned digital goods and currently lists over 4 million items spread across a large range of categories. All items and secured by the blockchain.
2. NBA Top Shot
This is an NFT marketplace dedicated to selling digital collectibles of moments from NBA history. They have created 'packs' of memorable moments from games, a certain shot or score. The clip can last around 5 seconds. NBA issue a certain number of editions for each pack and they will not create more, that number is final. If you're a massive NBA fan then NBA Top Shot is probably interesting for you.
Similar to Open Sea, Rarible is a marketplace for NFTs. Rarible however comes with a really cool ability, users can go there and create NFTs of their images and then sell them. Users can create many NFTs from the same image or limit supply and sell only one, making them rarer. Rarible gives users the capabilities to create a portfolio of art and even set lifetime reoccurring commissions from resales.
SuperRare is similar to Rarible but seems to be higher end, they work with artists to create NFTs in way they like. To get your art on SuperRare you need to submit your art work for consideration and only after approval can you start creating NFTs and selling them. It could be argued this is a higher end version of Rarible.
5. Known Origin
Known Origin is a platform that allows artists to design, develop and list their art work on the marketplace. The transactions on the Known Origin marketplace are secured by the Ethereum blockchain. Artists can submit their artwork to the marketplace in two formats, jpeg or GIF.
Known Origin focuses on digital art so you won't find Cryptopunks or Avastars here for example. Its easiest to think of the items sold here as the same as art in an art gallery.
Axie Infinity is a Pokemon-inspired digital pet universe where players use their cute characters called Axies in various games. The Axie Infinity Universe highlights the benefits of blockchain technology through a “Play to Earn” gameplay model and a player-owned economy.
In the marketplace, players can bring along their Axies and sell them in the form of an auction.
Over time, the price can go up or down from the start price to the end price, depends on the seller’s intention. Other players have to be well-calculated to take the chance to buy the desired Axies from sellers.
Decentraland is a decentralized virtual reality platform powered by the Ethereum blockchain. Within the Decentraland world, users can create, experience, and monetize what they build and what they own.
In the shared virtual world users can buy land, known as “parcels” that are recorded on a blockchain backed ledger. The land itself, as well as the virtual properties built on top of it, is a type of a non-fungible digital asset or utility token called LAND, which is stored in an Ethereum smart contract.
LAND owners control the content published on their land, which is coded into a smart contract. This content could be anything from scenes and images to games and applications. Users can explore, travel, and visit venues in a similar way to in the real world. The platform is also a peer-to-peer network for users to interact.
VIV3 is the first general marketplace on the Flow blockchain founded on the belief that the world is at the beginning of a shift from physical to digital ownership. Viv3 has a vision is to empower a billion people to create, trade and own the world’s most valuable creations by building on Flow. A highly scalable, composable smart contract platform that delivers the performance required for mainstream level applications.
Artists, game studios and brands use VIV3 to mint unique tokens each representing their digital creations on the Flow blockchain as NFTs (Non Fungible Tokens). These NFTs are purchased by fans, collectors, gamers, and digital asset traders.
TreasureLand is the first and largest NFT marketplace on the Binance Smart Chain that allows for the buying and selling of BSC NFT tokens. It’s a spinoff from the devs behind DEGO, a hybrid platform mixing the world of DeFi and NFTs. It has a complete NFT ecosystem including NFT Casting, Mining, Crafting, Auction, Trading, Trading, and more.
Getting your hands on some NFTs is pretty simple on the Treasureland platform. It allows for listings and auctions payable in a few different cryptos. You can also switch to DEGO to get involved in mining NFTs too, which is quite uncommon in the collectibles world.
10. NFT Showroom
NFT Showroom is a digital art marketplace built on Hive, a fast and free blockchain. Artists can register their digital creations and issue rare tokens, “proof of art” to be traded on the marketplace. The NFT Showroom has been gaining traction with the Hive community and is one to watch and appreciate for its speed and cost advantages.
11. Arkane Market
Arkane Market is a digital collectibles marketplace designed for gamers and general collectors where users do not need to pay with cryptocurrency. Arkane Market is also the first NFT marketplace to operate on Polygon (Formally Matic). Still, in its infancy, the platform recently launched with a Battle Racers campaign to spike immediate interest.
Battle Racers is an action-packed blockchain racing game where you design, build and race NFT cars on arcade-sized tracks as part of the launch a special new car was created called the Arkane Hyperion.
12. Ghost Market
Ghost Market is the first-ever cross-chain NFT Marketplace. It allows you to discover, buy and sell NFTs from both the NEO and Phantasma Blockchains. Phantasma is a fast, secure, and scalable blockchain created with NFTs in mind, and so it has a lot of NFT functionality (minting, batch minting, sending, etc) built-in by default.
Right now thats the list we have compiled, I have feeling that this industry is just getting start so I expect to back here in a few weeks updating this list with more and more cool NFT marketplace's.