NFT Marketplace Guide


Whether you are new to learning about NFTs or are a bit more advanced and looking to learn how (and where) to create NFTs, this article is perfect for you! This concise article covers the most commonly used NFT Marketplace(s), as well as a brief overview with some some pros and cons.

NFT Marketplace 1: Atomichub (WAX)

If you are familiar with the WAX blockchain, or many of the most popular blockchain games of today, then you may already be familiar with the atomichub marketplace! What is great about this platform is that there are many NFTs available for purchase, from artwork, to music, to gaming items and lands. As arguably the oldest WAX NFT marketplace, Atomic Hub is surely a great place to start when getting involved with NFTs. All you need is a WAX wallet address* to get started! Here is a brief overview of the pros and cons

*To get an NFT address, check out our guide here!

Pros

  • Easy to navigate, login, and purchase items
  • Utilizes WAX blockchain (major chain for many NFT projects and game)
  • No gas fees for transactions
  • User-friendly for those new to crypto and new to creating NFTs

Cons

  • Somewhat susceptible to scams without proper caution (make sure authors are whitelisted/verified!)
  • The standard WAX cloud wallet is not as secure as other potential wallets

NFT Marketplace 2: NeftyBlocks (WAX)

Neftyblocks is the next great NFT marketplace! Similarly to Atomic Hub, Neftyblocks operates primarily with the WAX blockchain and is used for a wide variety of NFT types, such as games, music, and art. In addition, the Nefty marketplace enables users to earn its native token, $NEFTY, just by buying, selling, and creating NFTs, which can in turn allow them access to more benefits, as stated in the whitepaper. All you need is a wax address to get started on Neftyblocks! Pros and cons are as follows:

Pros

  • Easy to navigate, login, and purchase items
  • Possibility to earn $NEFTY tokens when using the platform
  • No gas fees for transaction
  • Extremely easy to learn for those new to crypto and new to creating NFTs

Cons

  • The standard WAX cloud wallet is not as secure as other potential wallets

NFT Marketplace 3: Opensea (ETH)

Have you been hearing about NFTs selling at record prices of millions of dollars? If so, then Opensea is likely the marketplace where these exchanges took place. As one of the oldest and most well-established NFT marketplaces, Opensea is a great source for high quality blockchain assets. Interestingly, Opensea offers many different NFT types, from art, to utility items, collectibles, and even blockchain domains! If you are interested in any of these, check this platform out!

Pros

  • Easy to purchase with ETH
  • High-quality and High-profile NFTs and collections
  • Unique items purchasable such as blockchain domains

Cons

  • Requires a metamask wallet as well as gas fees for transactions
  • Not as user-friendly for beginners to the crypto space

NFT Marketplace 4: Rarible (ETH)


Another amongst the established NFT marketplaces, rarible is sure to be a great stop for checking out some great NFTs to utilize and collect. In addition to its platform, Rarible has also launched the so-called Rarible pool, which is described as “a public, DAO-governed set of open-source tools for developers and businesses to build their own NFT projects and deploy customized NFT storefronts.” Rarible is also well known for having done previous NFT releases with organizations such as Twitter. The Pros and cons can be found below!

Pros

  • Multiple chains supported, such as ETH, Flow, and Tezos.
  • High-quality and High-profile NFTs and collections
  • Unique items purchasable such as blockchain domains

Cons

  • Slightly more focused on art
  • Not as user-friendly for beginners to the crypto space
  • Requires a metamask wallet as well as gas fees for transactions

NFT Marketplace 5: Superrare (ETH)

Last but not least is Superrare, the artwork-focused NFT marketplace is well known for its high quality artworks and interesting take on artists royalties, which can be set and earned indefinitely by the artist, even after being sold on to secondary customers. Many famous individuals and celebrities have also released NFTs via the Superrare platform. Check out the pros and cons below!

Pros

  • New $RARE curation token via the marketplace
  • High-quality and High-profile NFTs artwork

Cons

  • Solely focused on art
  • Requires a metamask/digitial wallet as well as gas fees for transactions

Other Platforms worth a look

While this is a brief overview of some interesting NFT platforms, there are more out there, I recommend you to check them out! A list can be found below, and feel free to add a comment if you know of a great marketplace not mentioned in this article!

Conclusion

Overall, there is a wide array of NFT marketplaces which newcomers and experts can choose from. Many of them have a wide range of pros and cons, depending on what you are looking for!

Regardless, it is extremely important for anyone exploring or trading NFTs to be as digitally secure as possible to avoid scams, hacks, and/or loss of NFTs. For suggestions how to be as secure as possible check out our digital security tips here!

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