Solana (SOL) NFT holders will soon have a new option on where to trade, with OpenSea teasing its integration with the Solana blockchain.
A 16-second video shared by the OpenSea Twitter account opened with the phrase “whom solana???” typed into a search box, revealing that Solana will be supported by the marketplace in April.
The best kept secret on the web3 pic.twitter.com/xuZn64cZ4U
— OpenSea (@opensea) March 29, 2022
Rumors have been circulating for months that OpenSea supports Solana NFTs. Security researcher Jane Manchun Wong – who made Forbes 30 under 30 for her high-profile tech leak scoops – shared images on Twitter in January that she said were from the OpenSea platform.
The images show the marketplace’s “blockchains filter” listing Solana as an option, and the crypto wallet Phantom Solana appears in a list of supported wallets.
OpenSea’s chain filter shows Solana as an option pic.twitter.com/asQoYrfTm4
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) January 25, 2022
OpenSea shy answered to Wong’s tweet with a “big eyes” emoji at the time, but didn’t directly confirm or deny the authenticity of the claim.
Many popular Solana NFT projects have announced their intention to be listed on OpenSea in April, including SolPunksTurtles, Remnants and the Degenerate Ape Academy.
The Solana integration will put OpenSea in direct competition with Magic Eden, Solanart and Solsea, the current leading NFT marketplaces on the Solana blockchain.
bug or hack? Bored Ape NFT costs $140
An OpenSea user named “cchan” has sold a Bored Ape NFT and a Mutant Ape NFT for a combined value of $140.
A user made offers on the NFTs which were accepted by cchan and the sales were made within a minute of each other on Monday March 28th using BAYC#.835 sold for 115 DAI and MAYC #11670 sold for 25 DAI, which is 99% below the current reserve price.
DAI is a US dollar stablecoin with a diamond logo and it is not known if cchan mistakenly confused the offerings with Ethereum (ETH), which would have been equivalent to $470,000, or if the sales were the result of a hack.
The activity of the user who bought the NFTs shows a story of offers being made in the DAI on Bored and Mutant Ape NFTs, some of which have indicated they might be hoping that those very circumstances would materialize.
Silk Road founder launches new NFTs at Bitcoin Miami
Ross Ulbricht, the imprisoned founder of defunct dark web marketplace Silk Road, will release another collection of NFTs at April’s Bitcoin 2022 conference in Miami, with funds raised going to help children support their parents in the… to visit prison.
Ulbricht in December 2021 a collection auctioned at Art Basel Miami, which earned him $6.2 million. The collection was purchased by FreeRossDAO, a decentralized autonomous organization that aims to “share Ross’ work with the world and give everyone a unique opportunity to own a piece of it.”
“All of this has brought a new spark into my life,” Ross wrote in a post Officewho is thinking about selling his latest collection.
“I have a direction and a purpose and I feel like I can make a difference again. The more money we raise, the more good we can do, so I’ve been busy creating my next art collection.”
Dubbed the “Growth Collection,” it will be minted on the Bitcoin blockchain via Counterparty, and the piece will reportedly include four physical oil paintings and one hand-drawn animation, accompanied by five Bitcoin NFTs to be auctioned on the Scarce.City network should.
Ulbricht is serving two life sentences without the possibility of parole for his part in creating the illegal online marketplace known to have used Bitcoin as a means of transaction.
WWE and the Metaverse
The WWE has partner with Fanatics, a sports marketing company that enables brands to offer digital collectibles and NFTs to their audience, among other things.
The partnership will result in Fanatics creating “physical, digital and non-fungible token (NFT) trading cards” for WWE, with Fanatics becoming the exclusive provider of licensed physical WWE and NFT trading cards and a line featuring the “biggest moments.” “The WWE builds and stars.”
Other nifty news
Mark Karpelès, the former CEO of the defunct Mt. Gox exchange, revealed that users who used the exchange between 2010 and 2014, around the time it was hacked, are eligible to register for a free NFT in hopes that it will “erase some of the loss that has been made in Mt. Gox.”
The Decentraland Metaverse Host of Metaverse Fashion Week Between March 24th and 27th, 2022, the event attracted over 70 well-known fashion labels and artists such as Tommy Hilfiger, Dolce and Gabbana and Estée Lauder.
https://cointelegraph.com/news/nifty-news-solana-nfts-on-opensea-in-april-ross-ulbricht-s-new-collection-and-more Solana NFTs at OpenSea in April, Ross Ulbricht’s new collection… and more