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Series C | Alive

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Last Raised

$300M | 2 yrs ago

About OpenSea

OpenSea allows users to buy and sell crypto goods through smart contracts. It operates as a peer-to-peer marketplace for crypto goods including non-fungible tokens (NFTs), collectibles, gaming items, and other virtual goods backed by a blockchain. It was founded in 2017 and is based in New York, New York.

Headquarters Location

105 East 24th Street

New York, New York, 10010,

United States



Expert Collections containing OpenSea

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OpenSea is included in 4 Expert Collections, including Unicorns- Billion Dollar Startups.


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Latest OpenSea News

OpenSea on back-footing as OKX surpasses it in NFT trading volume

Dec 8, 2023

Link copied According to data from DappRadar, OKX NFT marketplace secured 32% dominance in the NFT sector, surpassing OpenSea in trading volume. In a blog post on Dec. 7, 202, DappRadar gathered top marketplaces for trading digital collectibles, which allocated the most liquidity in November 2023. According to the data, the Blur marketplace was ranked the top platform, controlling a 35% share of the NFT trading volume and generating $345 million in trades in November 2023. Top NFT trading platforms by volume | Source: DappRadar OKX NFT, a digital marketplace powered by the OKX crypto exchange, appeared to be the second-largest NFT platform over the past month, surpassing OpenSea in trading volume. As per DappRadar, OKX NFT secured a “substantial 32% dominance in the NFT sector,” overtaking OpenSea, which is currently holding a 10% market share in terms of trading volume. Yet, DappRadar Blockchain Analyst Sara Gherghelas notes that OpenSea remains the top platform in terms of user base with over 190,000 registered accounts as of November 2023. She also suggested OKX succeeded in its efforts thanks to its bet on unique offerings of Bitcoin Ordinals art pieces. However, it is yet to be seen if OKX could retain its title given that Bitcoin Core developers are planning to get rid of Inscriptions, essentially putting an end to Bitcoin Ordinals and BRC-20 tokens. As reported , Bitcoin Core developer Luke Dashjr hopes to put an end to BRC-20 tokens and Bitcoin-based NFTs with a set of upgrades as these products appear to be spamming the network, leading to an excessive amount of data being stored on the blockchain. Bitcoin Ordinals are non-fungible tokens that enable the inscribing of data onto a satoshi, the smallest division of a Bitcoin. Since its launch in January 2023, the protocol has seen the inscription trend take off, leading to thousands being minted on the Bitcoin network. This has  caused congestion  and spikes in transaction fees, reaching a peak in April and May 2023.

OpenSea Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was OpenSea founded?

    OpenSea was founded in 2017.

  • Where is OpenSea's headquarters?

    OpenSea's headquarters is located at 105 East 24th Street, New York.

  • What is OpenSea's latest funding round?

    OpenSea's latest funding round is Series C.

  • How much did OpenSea raise?

    OpenSea raised a total of $425.12M.

  • Who are the investors of OpenSea?

    Investors of OpenSea include Coatue, FinTech Collective, KRH, Paradigm, Andreessen Horowitz and 25 more.

  • Who are OpenSea's competitors?

    Competitors of OpenSea include AtomicHub, Devour, Magic Eden, Ignium, DMarket and 7 more.


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