OpenSea, the largest NFT marketplace by volume, has expanded its service offering to include projects built on Optimism, the Ethereum layer-2 scaling solution. The OpenSea NFT marketplace now supports a total of six networks.
OpenSea confirmed its service expansion to include digital products built on Optimism in a blog post on September 27. The collaboration comes just a few days after OpenSea announced support for Arbitrum, another Ethereum scaler, last week.
The marketplace now supports Optimism
The Optimism network joins five other blockchains already listed on the OpenSea NFT marketplace, which include Ethereum, Solana, Polygon, Klytan, and, most recently, the Ethereum Layer-2 scaling solution Arbitrum.
OpenSea has already listed over 100 Optimism-native collections on its marketplace in the last few hours. Other popular Optimism-backed projects that have joined OpenSea include Apetimism, Bored Town, MotorHeadz, and OptiChads.
The upside trend of OpenSea eyes is reclaiming
Many Optimism-backed NFT trading volumes were taking place on the Optimism NFT Marketplace, Quix, before the new partnership. According to Dune Analytics, on Monday, Quix sold approximately $26,000 worth of Optimism products.
Although Quix’s daily trading volume is incomparable to OpenSea’s, which had more than $9.9 million in trading volume on the same day, the new addition may increase sales volume.
Early Optimists, Apetimism, OptiChads, OptiPunks, and Optimism Quest have recently been the best-selling Optimism products. Early Optimist recorded a trading sales volume of $1,450 in the last 24 hours and has more than $700,000 in lifetime trading sales.
It’s worth noting that the NFT marketplace monthly trading volume dropped by more than 93% last month after recording $310 million in sales from its all-time high of $4.8 billion in December 2021.
In that context, the market anticipates that its recent collaborations with various industry protocols will return it to an upward trajectory.