Decentralized marketplaces have been on the rise, particularly with the surge in popularity of NFTs and the broader adoption of blockchain technology. These platforms offer a wide range of digital assets, from art and music to collectibles and social tokens. Here are the top 10 decentralized marketplaces that you should know about:
- OpenSea: OpenSea is one of the world's oldest and most popular NFT marketplaces, founded in 2017. It offers over 4 million items listed in more than 200 categories of digital assets.
- NBA Top Shot: This is an NFT platform created in partnership between the NBA and Dapper Labs. It offers a wide range of collectible moments featuring some of the NBA's biggest stars.
- Rarible: Rarible is an open NFT marketplace built on the Ethereum network. It allows creators to mint NFTs without any upfront fees, which is uncommon in other marketplaces.
- SuperRare: SuperRare is a curated NFT marketplace that focuses on high-quality digital art. It only allows top-tier artists to showcase their works.
- Foundation: Foundation is an exclusive, invitation-only NFT marketplace that promotes art and creativity. It offers a diverse range of art, from digital pieces to collectible trading cards.
- Nifty Gateway: Nifty Gateway allows users to purchase NFTs using a credit card and offers fractional ownership of certain NFTs. It collaborates with high-profile artists, musicians, and celebrities to create limited-edition NFT drops.
- KnownOrigin: KnownOrigin is a curated NFT marketplace that focuses on high-quality artwork from digital artists. It has a strict curation process to maintain the value of the NFTs listed.
- Blur: Blur is a new NFT marketplace that showcases emerging artists' digital artwork. It allows artists to sell their works directly to buyers without intermediaries.
- Gitcoin: Gitcoin is a platform where coders and developers can get paid to work on open-source software. Users can also submit their project ideas to crowdsource funding from contributing donors.
- Friend.tech: Friend.tech is a decentralized social network where users' networks become shares or keys. It allows you to invest in your friend's social network or any set of users to tokenize their credibility.
Additionally, traditional e-commerce platforms like Shopify are also integrating Web3 apps to change the user experience. For example, the Percs Tokengating app allows brands to offer tokengating utility to the NFT communities, such as discounts, access, or free products.
We are thrilled to witness the evolution of decentralized marketplaces and the integration of e-commerce with web3 utility. This transition from web2 to web3 is pivotal, and we are proud to facilitate this change. Check out our Shopify app, Percs Engage, and be a part of this exciting journey towards a decentralized digital future.