Metalink, a Web3 communications network, has decided to collaborate with the NFT exchange platform, OpenSea. It focuses on the creation of three official OpenSea channels focused on news, support, and consumer review.
Concerns on OpenSea
Today’s announcement follows a difficult month for OpenSea. The corporation’s obligation is to reply to disgruntled consumers who made complaints about an “inactive posting” attack. Therefore results in expensive NFTs sold for far less than their true value. Hackers masquerading as firm personnel on Discord were also a concern for OpenSea, as were other communication issues.
Even after the customer care and public relations concerns, the network had its most successful month in regard to revenue, with a whopping $5 billion in NFT trading activity. NFTs (or non-fungible tokens) are tokens that exist on blockchain platforms like Ethereum and whose designs are to represent ownership of an asset.
OpenSea and Metalink Deal
Only proprietors of Metalink’s authorized NFT collections can presently use the OpenSea channels. Currently, Metalink only supports nine NFT collections, including Doodles, World of Women, Cool Cats, and the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC).
Metalink CEO Jake Udell stated in NFT influencer Farokh Sarmad’s presentation Rug Radio Twitter Chat on February 15 that his network was a safer option to Discord.
According to him, the project began as a private messaging app for CryptoPunks. Metalink’s purpose today is to become as accessible as possible.
Udell added that he noticed 15% of CryptoPunks owners going onto Metalink with their cryptocurrency wallets. He also recognized his site could potentially be more than just a private talking forum for one collection.
On the aforementioned Twitter Space, OpenSea’s new head of community, Stevey Tromberg, noted that the program was an experiment.
According to Tromberg, OpenSea’s Metalink channels will have devoted OpenSea customer support personnel working a couple of hours per day in Metalink. All of these staff members are certified OpenSea Staff.
NFT and Discord developments
Indeed, the Metalink move occurs at a time when Discord, the NFT industry’s most popular messaging site, has become a haven for crypto fraudsters and hackers. Despite the current situation, Discord, on the other hand, does not appear to be interested in developing the Web3 interface. This is evident in that its CEO shied away from a prospective Metamask wallet integration in November. This is because anti-NFT Discord Nitro (the provider’s premium service) members threatened to terminate their memberships.
However, Discord servers for NFT groups such as the Crypto Chicks and Fractal.io have been compromised. It is prompting some collectors to be cautious of the site in general for any Web3 operations.
Farokh finally claimed in the Twitter Space that Discord had caused him a great deal of real worry in his personal life. He went on to say that he was “optimistic” on Metalink as an NFT platform.
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