- Solana-powered NFT marketplace Magic Eden has added support for the Polygon blockchain
- Magic Eden will now support Polygon-based NFTs
- Magic Eden also wants to use the partnership to bring more people into the digital collectibles world.
Solana-based NFT marketplace Magic Eden has increased the number of supported blockchains to include Polygon, the fast-growing Ethereum layer-two chain. According to Magic Eden, the move comes after partnering with the blockchain platform to, among other things, bring more people to the digital collectibles world. Polygon will be the third chain on Magic Eden after adding support for Ethereum in August.
Compulsory Royalties on Polygon
The partnership will see Magic Eden develop a launchpad on the Ethereum side-chain plus a marketplace that enforces creator royalties before the end of 2022. This is a shift from its previous stand that saw NFT buyers choose whether or not to tip artists. The launch of Magic Eden’s new initiatives will feature blockchain projects such as BORA, Intella X, nWay and Shatterpoint.
According to Magic Eden COO Zhuoxun Yin, the decision to move to Polygon was largely influenced by the marketplace’s vision of a “cross-chain future” and Polygon’s “popularity amongst game developers” due to the platform’s low-cost transactions compared to Ethereum and other layer-one blockchains.
It’s Rival is Already on Polygon
Yin further said that Magic Eden’s presence on Polygon will enable it to support “in-game activity” for Polygon-powered projects thus making the marketplace the “go-to Web 3.0 gaming platform.” Polygon co-founder Sandeep Nailwal described Magic Eden as a “user-friendly NFT platform,” adding that it will bring value to the digital collectibles space.
Some notable projects on Polygon include The Sandbox, Decentraland and Atari. Magic Eden follows OpenSea in integrating the Ethereum sidechain, while its deliberate step to enforce creator royalties on its Polygon-based marketplace comes a few days after OpenSea and X2Y2 reactivated compulsory creator fees.