- The Rarible NFTs marketplace has promised to support NFT royalties.
- A rise in the trading volume has been observed.
The Rarible NFTs marketplace management committee has announced that it will no longer be accepting NFT orders from marketplaces that don’t enforce royalties. Alex Salnikov, the Rarible co-founder, said that it will no longer be accepting aggregate orders from Opensea, LooksRare and X2Y2 from 30th September in an X (formerly Twitter) post.
We support royalties.
We always have.
And we always will.
— Rarible (@rarible) August 22, 2023
He added that the NFT marketplace is a place where great changes take place when it comes to creativity and therefore they cannot allow their artists to be undervalued. This announcement comes after other NFT marketplaces such as Opensea withdrew their commitment to enforcing royalties and royalty enforcement.
After the announcement, the Rarible NFTs marketplace saw a rise in fiat trading volume that went as high as 585% according to the information from DappRadar. The statistics show that the value rose to $45000.
With this increase, it was able to beat Opensea and LooksRare. Opensea faced a drop of 19% while LooksRare saw a decrease of 74% within the past 24 hours. X2Y2 saw a decrease in the volume by 8.8%.
Do you think Rarible is right? 🤔
— DappRadar (@DappRadar) August 23, 2023
Opensea Withdraws Royalties Enforcement
OpenSea stopped enforcing creator royalties in February after coming clean about losing ground to Blur, an NFT marketplace that doesn’t support royalties enforcement.
It finally announced on August 17th that it would stop royalties enforcement completely to NFT marketplaces that have been blacklisted for not enforcing the same policy.This was due to the low levels of adoption.