NFT (non-fungible token) marketplaces are the digital places and the online platforms in which people can purchase and sell digital assets, including art and music. There are many famous NFT marketplaces available for sellers and buyers. The most ten important ones can be summarized as follows:
As the name connotates, it is a big gate available for so many people. It has always been considered to be the leading platform of NFT marketplaces. It contains all types of assets that people may look for, and it is an easy access place in which signing up is completely free. It has always supported and assisted artists and many other creators in creating their NFT through “minting.”
This marketplace is an online one that is mainly designed for video games. Axis are fictional and imaginary creatures that are both bought and trained to be used against other players’ axes. Within this platform, players can purchase new Axis, lands, and materials to be used in the game. All these items can be bought and sold in this NFT marketplace.
Larva Labs is well-known for the CryptoPunks NFT project. In 2017, they were free. Their sales since then have topped millions of dollars. Larva labs have many other digital art projects, namely Autoglyphs and Ethereum blockchain-based app development projects. They are sold out worldwide and bought from different marketplaces.
NBA Top Shot Marketplace
NBA Top Shot is a national basketball association mainly led by women. Its video clips, reels, and stories can be purchased from premier basketball leagues, and it is a closed platform. This marketplace is easy to sign up for and a straightforward process for buying that does not need much time.
Rarible is one of the largest marketplaces of all types of NFTs. It contains all sorts of music, art, and videos that can either be sold or bought and created on the platform. Unlike the OpenSea, it requires using the marketplace’s token Rarible for selling or buying.
One of the most important marketplaces for NFTs that cater to digital creators is SuperRare. It does not include only art but also music, videos, and 3D images. However, collectors can not buy artworks unless they use Ethereum. In addition, its tokens will be used to find and recruit new talents for this digital platform.
Foundation was launched and opened its gate in 2021. Though it is new, it has sold more than one hundred million dollars of NFTs. Its design is simple. Similar to some marketplaces, there is no buying without using Ethereum. It has been widely suggested that if people look for an easy and quick way to start creating their NFTs, the Foundation marketplace may not be the right choice.
The Nifty Gateway is an extremely popular NFT platform. It made it easier for buyers to purchase digital artists such as singers and musician grimes. Its building block of it is Ethereum. Moreover, Nifty Gateway can make its sales and purchases in fiat currency without making a cryptocurrency purchase beforehand.
Mintable is identically the same as the OpenSea marketplace. Also, the building ground of Mintable is Ethereum. It is where NFTs creators can sell their work efficiently and quickly, starting from photographers to musicians. Any collector has to purchase Ethereum from a crypto exchange first and then make a connection between the wallet and Mintable.
Theta Drop aims at making the internet not the unique center of videos and TV. The first time this marketplace appeared was in 2011 with the World Poker Tour’s digital collectibles. The primary function of this tour was streaming content. People cannot participate in this platform unless they have to buy Theta Token (CRYPTO:THETA).