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NFT Platform – Future Looks Bright With Left And Right Launches

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In China, the government monitors anything related to cryptocurrency, such as an NFT platform.

Cryptocurrency is something the Chinese government has been wary about for a long time now.

In fact, it has been warning its citizens all these years because of the risks attached to crypto.

Moreover, just last year, China took a stronger stance against cryptocurrency by banning it, according to CryptoPotato.

The ban, however, doesn’t include non-fungible tokens (NFTs).

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For the growing NFT community in China, it’s a hooray for them.

Per CryptoPotato, Chinese newspaper Huaxia Times reported about the increase in NFT platforms in the country.

From an estimated 100 NFT platforms in February 2022, more than 500 are now operating as of June.

Taking into account the government’s extensive warning on the perils of cryptocurrency, that came out as a surprise.

According to Cointelegraph, the popularity of NFTs soared at the time China imposed lockdowns during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

To pass away time? To kill boredom? To serve as a “good” distraction? To earn additional income?

Maybe.

OpenSea, an American NFT platform, received several – by the hundreds – NFT listings from people in Shanghai. This international commercial district happens to be China’s largest and most populous city.

If the demand for NFTs continues to rise in China, another NFT platform may come out sooner or later in the country.

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NFT Platforms Here And There

While NFT related activities in China proceed with caution, in the U.S., it’s an open party, so to speak.

Reports about a new NFT platform pop up from time to time.

More recently, news about the following platforms circulated online:

1. Astaria

For quick liquidity, Astaria, an NFT platform offering lending services, accepts NFTs as collateral.

As digital assets, NFTs can provide passive income to their owners.

To further improve its services, Astaria, reported CoinDesk, raised a seed fund worth $8 million.

2. Immutable

It allotted $500 million for a venture fund for its Web 3 games, according to Yahoo! Finance.

A Sydney-based NFT platform, Immutable is the developer of the mobile game “Guild of Guardians” and the NFT game “Gods Unchained.”

Immutable will work with mobile game developer Animoca and retail gaming company GameStop.

Other cryptocurrency investors such as Arrington Capital, BITKRAFT Ventures and Double Peak Group will also be involved in the said venture.

3. Op3n (OP3N)

This NFT platform will host a movie – or what Billboard described as “an interactive live-action musical film.”

It will feature Now United, an international pop group formed and managed by British artist manager and producer Simon Fuller.

Fuller was the creator of “American Idol.”

The film is part of a $100-million project called “Culture Catalyst.”

OP3N inked a partnership with blockchain platform Avalanche for the said endeavor, which aims to fund cultural projects.

Animoca homepage featuring Animoca products
Animoca homepage featuring Animoca products

4. Salesforce

This California-based Software company (est. 1999) launched an NFT platform in June 2022, reported The Motley Fool.

Called NFT Cloud, the platform opted to go for Proof of Stake than Proof of Work.

For security concerns, Salesforce will use smart contracts.

According to Ethereum.org:

A 'smart contract' is simply a program that runs on the Ethereum blockchain. It's a collection of code (its functions) and data (its state) . . . on the Ethereum blockchain.

5. Winechain

Xavier Garambois, a former French executive at Amazon Europe, cofounded this NFT platform, according to Wine Industry Advisor.

Scheduled to go live by the end of 2022, it wants to connect wineries and wine consumers across the globe.

6. Xels (XELS)

Living up to its claim as an “eco-tech platform,” XELS will use an NFT platform to address transparency issues regarding carbon emissions of companies.

XELS is a blockchain-based platform from Hong Kong.

Trending NFT artworks at NFT STARS NFT platform
Trending NFT artworks at NFT STARS NFT platform

Still Around Despite The Odds

In November 2021, Ethereum enjoyed a value of approximately $4,000, according to Artnews.

Come the first Friday of June 2022, it slid down way below $1,800.

This one’s a gloomy incident for the NFT community because the majority of NFTs are minted on Ethereum.

'Broke Yet Vibin' NFT artwork listed at OpenSea NFT platform
'Broke Yet Vibin' NFT artwork listed at OpenSea NFT platform

Despite the recent dip, below are some of the best-performing NFT platforms around, per software platform SourceForge:

  • ART101.io
  • AtomicHub
  • BakerySwap
  • Blockparty
  • NFT STARS
  • NFT-X
  • NiftyKit
  • OpenSea
  • Patrn
  • VeVe

There will always be a market for ideas, feelings, visions, and inspirations expressed through different forms of artworks.

In general, an NFT platform serves as a home to artists of various genres and a marketplace for the public to consume art.

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Camilo Wood

Camilo Wood - Every day, to make a conscious decision to do something, say something, or act in a way that will improve my work experience. I assist organisations in disrupting the status quo of transition. I teach them how to turn their community from enduring change to evolving through change using a realistic and repeatable structure.

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