10 Best NFT Marketplaces

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Non-fungible tokens are all the rage right now. But where are investors buying these assets? With the ever-growing popularity of NFTs, numerous marketplaces online have sprung up — selling everything from virtual collectibles to digital art at every price point available.

Top 10 NFT Marketplaces

Here are some of the leading platforms you can use to partake in the current NFT craze and beyond. 

1. Open Sea

This is perhaps the most popular — and, by far, the largest — NFT marketplace nowadays. It’s the original peer-to-peer alternative to buy and sell non-fungible tokens online, and it has recently surpassed a trading volume of $10 billion. Open Sea supports multiple blockchains and offers a wide range of NFT options, including:

  • In-game items
  • Collectibles
  • Artwork
  • Music
  • GIFs

This platform is perfect for those looking for an alternative that’s backed up by industry leaders like Coinbase, Trust Wallet, Blockstack, Pascal Capital and Dapper. In addition, not only does it allow you to purchase numerous NFTs, but it also lets you upload your own. 

2. CryptoPunks/Larva Labs

CryptoPunks is one of the earliest examples of NFTs on the Ethereum blockchain. It consists of a series of 10,000-pixel art characters with unique attributes. Originally the CryptoPunk collectibles were free, however, the only way to get your hands on one of them nowadays is by purchasing them. Be warned that buying one costs a lot. The most affordable CryptoPunk is 67.5 ETH, which equates to around $209,758.95.

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Larva Labs is the original creator of this set of collectibles, and it’s currently one of the highest-volume trading marketplaces at around $2.02 billion. This NFT marketplace allows you to place bids on your favorite items once they’re up for sale. You can purchase your CryptoPunks here instead of using third parties. 

3. Rarible

This community-owned marketplace is one of the largest NFT marketplaces on Ethereum. It displays a wide range of digital art and collectibles and currently has a $291.14 million trading volume. 

Rarible allows you to buy and sell all sorts of media, and sellers can create more than one NFT for a single piece and sell it numerous times. To log in to this marketplace, you can use various crypto wallets like:

  • Coinbase
  • MyEtherWallet
  • MetaMask

4. Super Rare

This marketplace brands itself as a higher-end version of Rarible. It has a more sophisticated interphase, with a cleaner, more minimalist aesthetic, and it’s more heavily curated. 

Super rare works with artists closely and requires them to submit their work for approval before being able to list their pieces. This platform chooses quality over quantity. If you want a top-notch NFT art purchasing experience, Super Rare is the way to go.

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5. Known Origin 

This marketplace is a much smaller alternative to others on this list. It’s similar to Super Rare in that it aims to provide buyers with a more curated experience. In addition, it offers users IPFS files, which offer added protection to their rare assets. 

Known Origin has a strong focus on digital art, meaning it doesn’t offer some of the crazier NFT pieces less snobby marketplaces have within their listings. This platform has a user-friendly interface that allows you to easily connect your wallet to start bidding in no time. 

Good To Know 

When purchasing NFTs, it’s important to look for a reliable seller. Marketplaces like the ones listed above take all the guesswork from your buying experience and ensure you’re getting what you paid for securely. 

6. Makers Place

This is yet another boutique NFT marketplace with an upscale approach. It provides clients with premiere collectibles of digital fine arts and unique creations. Makers Place is currently invite-only — yes, that’s how exclusive they are. Some of the famous names that have signed up to the platform are Shakira, T-Pain and Tom Morello. 

7. Solanart

This option is a rival marketplace to Ethereum and is gaining massive popularity these days. It offers a fairly limited selection of NFTs, which include collections like Aurory and SolPunks. Solanart requires you to download one of their approved wallets to be able to sign up. Once you’ve met this requirement, you can easily start bidding and purchasing your favorite NFT art pieces. 

8. Nifty Gateway

This marketplace is powered by Gemini, which is a popular crypto exchange platform. Since its creation during the first wave of NFT online stores, Nifty Gateway has made headlines with its multimillion-dollar transactions

If you’re looking for a heavily curated selection of NFTs, Nifty Gateway could be your marketplace of choice. It offers tri-weekly drops and has hosted renowned artists like Eminem, Grimes, and the Weekend. However, unlike other pickier marketplaces, Nifty Gateway also offers a space for unverified creators looking to put their art out there. 

9. Theta Drop

This NFT marketplace is designed to decentralize video and TV distribution online. It’s a relatively new platform that emerged along with the World Poker Tour digital collectibles in 2021. Theta Drop uses its very own blockchain technology and requires users to purchase TFuel, its own token, to participate in its bids. 

10. Foundation

Foundation is another recently launched marketplace, which positions itself as a simple way to bid on digital art. This platform uses Ethereum for all of its transactions, and it works on an invite-only basis for creators. 

Final Take

With so many marketplace options available, now it’s easier than ever to purchase non-fungible tokens. The list above is meant to provide you with the best alternatives to start your NFT purchasing journey. 

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Daniela Rivera is a bilingual freelance content creator with an advertising and media background. She has a degree in Communication Science and over 10 years of work experience as a copywriter. She specializes in generating engaging and creative concepts and texts for advertising, e-commerce, blogs, podcasts and social media.

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