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.
“Opensea is working on Solana integration, as well as Phantom wallet support,” the tech blogger tweeted. “Opensea’s Chains Filter showing Solana as an option,” Wong added.
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.
What do you think about the leaked images shared by the tech blogger Jane Manchun Wong? Do you think Opensea will be adding Solana support to the platform’s list of blockchain options? Let us know what you think about this subject in the comments section below.