Leaked images that allegedly derive from the leading non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace Opensea indicate that the platform may soon introduce Solana-based NFTs. The images were discovered by the tech blogger Jane Manchun Wong who is well known for leaking information about yet-to-launch features from specific tech platforms.
Tech Blogger With History of Discovering Yet-to-Launch Features Says Opensea Plans to Add Solana Blockchain Support
Leading NFT marketplace Opensea is a popular platform that supports both the Ethereum and Polygon blockchain networks. Opensea has recorded roughly $22.73 billion in NFT sales since the company’s inception, with 1,358,052 traders leveraging the platform. According to a leaked image stemming from the tech blogger and renowned hacker Jane Manchun Wong, Opensea may be adding Solana-based NFTs soon.
Wong’s discovery is not the first time rumors of Opensea adding Solana have surfaced. The animator and Solana advocate @bhaleyart tweeted a similar image of Opensea’s blockchain filter in mid-November 2021. Wong is well known for sharing leaked images and publishing findings of uncovered yet-to-launch tech platform features. The tech blogger and hacker has been featured in Forbes 30 Under 30 2022.
Solana is the third-largest blockchain in terms of NFT sales with $1.26 billion sold to 244,107 buyers across 1,324,284 transactions. In mid-October, FTX launched an NFT marketplace that supported Solana-based NFTs first, and the exchange later added Ethereum-based NFT support.
The Solana NFT marketplace Magic Eden is the most popular NFT market that leverages the SOL chain today with 414,260 traders and $706 million in total sales volume. Because Polygon fees are much cheaper than Ethereum’s layer one (L1) fees, Opensea trade volume on the Polygon network has increased a great deal since the chain was implemented. Solana network fees are negligible in comparison to the average fee to use Ethereum’s L1.