One member of the community believes that the modification would enhance the user experience, while another believes that OpenSea failed to “rock the boat.”
OpenSea relaunched Gem v2 as OpenSea Pro in an attempt to attract users away from its emerging nonfungible token (NFT) marketplace competitor Blur, eliciting varied community reactions.
On April 4, OpenSea Pro, a powerful NFT marketplace aggregator, was unveiled. By adding new features and capabilities, the platform allowed users to list in OpenSea using the new platform for free for a limited time.
On Twitter, numerous people expressed their delight for the new platform. A community member appreciated the NFT marketplace and expected that it will enhance the NFT-related experiences of users. Another user stated that Gem has always been their preferred NFT aggregation platform. The community member went on to explain that they like it more now that OpenSea is giving it the proper priority.
Blur competes with OpenSea for market share, but its success will be determined by future governance recommendations.
Although some individuals applauded the new development, OpenSea’s most recent action was not supported by everyone. One member of the community tweeted that the NFT market “completely failed to rock the boat.” Samit Max Patel, a different member of the group, stated that the website should be about art and artists because it resembled trading tools. The following was tweeted by Patel:
Community members expressed both positive and negative emotions, as well as their expectations for the future of the OpenSea and Blur NFT marketplace conflict. Even on Twitter, someone mentioned Blur and questioned about the band’s future plans. Hunter Solaire, an NFT strategist, stated that this conflict is advancing throughout the region.
OpenSea acquired Gem in April 2022 to better serve and cater to more seasoned NFT collectors. By enabling traders to purchase NFTs from many collections and marketplaces in a single transaction, Gem lowered the required amount of gas.
Some believe the action is only a reaction to the rise of rival NFT marketplace Blur, which surpassed OpenSea’s daily Ether trading volume on February 18. In an effort to recoup the users it lost to Blur, the marketplace has explored reducing platform fees and improving creative earnings, among other strategies.
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