Rumors…. Popular tech blogger, Jane Manchun Wong, released screenshots of OpenSea’s website showing Solana among the supported blockchains of Ethereum, Klatyn, and Polygon. The screenshot also shows the marketplace supporting Solana wallet, Phantom. (here the link to the tweet) According to Wong, she discovered Solana references whilst reverse-engineering the marketplace website. Available data shows that OpenSea was responsible for over 60% of NFT trades last year. So, providing support for NFTs from another blockchain will be part of its effort to maintain its current dominance in the space. In recent times, Ethereum’s dominance in DeFi and NFT have come under increased attack from rival blockchains like Cardano, Solana, and others. As of January 2021, Ethereum had near-total domination of the space with 95% of the market share. That figure is now around 80%, with Solana network its closest rival.
However, if the story is officially confirmed, it’ll further prove how much ground Ethereum is losing to its rivals. The blockchain, which has been the prime network for decentralized applications, faces serious issues ranging from scalability to high gas fees, and network congestion.
OpenSea itself has been facing some level of security challenges amid more intense competition from LooksRare. Recently, a bug on the platform was exploited to steal over $1 million worth of NFT assets, that’s why Solana is planning different hackaton challange to find breach into theyr code and increase theyr security. The only question is WHEN ?
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