OpenSea, the world’s leading NFT marketplace, has announced the launch of its new OpenSea Studio platform, which will serve as a one-stop shop for creators to launch and manage their projects.
The launch was announced on OpenSea’s Twitter, and according to the company, is meant to help creators by allowing them to “focus on creativity instead of operational mechanics”.
The new platform will allow creators to customise and manage NFT airdrops, including setting up allowlists, uploading media and metadata, and more.
Additionally, users will be able to mint NFTs into their own wallets, and mint using a credit or debit card.
Opensea has also promised several other features that will be added over the next few months, including new collection pages, roadmaps, FAQ pages, and featured NFTs.
It is hoped that these additions will make NFT creation, minting, and collecting more user friendly, and eliminate the need for technical expertise when launching NFTs.
Currently, Opensea studio supports a wide range of compatible blockchains, including Ethereum, Polygon, Klaytn, Solana, Arbitrum, Avalanche, BNB, and many more.
OpenSea studio is the latest in a line of initiatives that the company has been taking in response to stiffer market competition.
Earlier this year, the company also introduced OpenSea Pro, a dynamic NFT marketplace aggregator designed to fulfil the needs of advanced NFT collectors.
This was introduced at a time when OpenSea was locked in fierce competition with upstart rival BLUR, which offered zero royalties and lucrative airdrops to attract creators and collectors alike. At its height, BLUR was estimated to control around 65 per cent of the global NFT marketplace.
Yet, neither company can be said to have decisively won the race, as OpenSea has also faced a slew of challenges on its own as well, including a security breach just two weeks ago that may have exposed details to users’ API keys.