The first and largest market for user-owned digital goods. Buy, sell, and discover digital items.


How you make money

There are multiple ways to earn returns on OpenSea. The website is an open marketplace, so like the stock market, you can buy assets in hopes of appreciation. Another way to earn money is by creating digital assets yourself and being the original lister of the item. You can also help broker deals by finding a buyer for a seller. If you match a buyer and seller, you will receive a small percentage in royalties for your help.

How OpenSea makes money

The platform charges a 2.5% fee on all transactions. The website's most commonly used currency is Ethereum so it is likely they have Ethereum holdings that have increased greatly in value over the past few years.


OpenSea has a strong track record as a safe marketplace for unique blockchain-based assets. They have had over 40,000 ETH of volume pass through their smart contract and many thousands of successful sales. They have acted as the primary marketplace for several large games, including Etheremon Adventure, My Crypto Heroes, CryptoVoxels, ChainBreakers, Ether Kingdoms, and CryptoBeasties -- as well as a secondary market for CryptoKitties, MLB Crypto, Axie, and a host of others. For the more technically savvy: They leverage the Wyvern Protocol, an audited, battle-tested set of smart contracts. Wyvern is a decentralized exchange system that creates a personal proxy for each user. They don't control the proxies that get created, and you have to approve access to each ERC721 contract individually. Once the contract is approved, the logic of the exchange contract only allows it to transfer an asset from your proxy only if A) you have signed an order indicating you wish to sell that item, and B) it is properly matched by a buyer paying the appropriate funds. So not only does your asset not leave your wallet until it is sold, it is only allowed to be swapped if an order you create is properly matched.

Things to know

  • You make money onValue
  • Payout frequencyAsset Sold
  • LiquidityModerate
  • Fees0%
  • Term of investmentZero
  • Open toAll Investors


  • Country availabilityWorldwide
  • Established2017
  • Assets under managementUnknown
  • Mobile Application No

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Why Invest

  • Buy collectibles, gaming items, and other virtual goods backed by a blockchain
  • Search and sort mechanisms that allow you to easily find the items you're looking for
  • NFTs have exciting new properties: they’re unique, provably scarce, liquid, and usable across multiple applications

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