Blockchain.com has launched a new marketplace consisting of non-fungible tokens.
The company issued a statement in their company blog citing the waitlist that users of the crypto-trading application can now sign up for. In the coming weeks upon its launch, users can hope to buy, sell and store their own NFTs within the Blockchain.com wallet, said the company.
Their statement also mentioned “We want to make accessing the NFT market as easy as accessing the crypto market,” adding that users can feel free to explore that on the website as they wait for the new feature to go live.
Blockchain.com is following various other crypto exchanges such as Binance and FTX.US, both of which already have their own NFT marketplaces.
Coinbase is also expected to launch its version by the end of 2021 and has received 2.5 million emails from people wanting to sign up barely within a month of them making the announcement, as per a report from Bloomberg.
The Chief Executive Officer of Coinbase Brian Armstrong said he thinks that NFTs “could be as big or bigger” than crypto, in an investor call.
While the demand for digital collectibles like NFTs has undoubtedly grown throughout the year, the significance of crypto at the the moment remain higher, as it is a larger market at least for the moment.
The debate regarding NFTs, meanwhile, rages on. Enthusiasts claim that digital assets might just be the ‘key’ to the future of the internet, now simply known as the metaverse. Critics on the other hand seem to say that they’re indeed worthless and really harmful for the environment. Nevertheless, it’s a pretty intense debate with strong supporters of each side of the argument at the moment.