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First of a series of an on-chain tool launched for users by OpenSea 

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Nov, 09 2022

Nov, 09 2022

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OpenSea released the first of a series of on-chain tools?for users to assist in enforcing NFT royalties. Recently, the dominant marketplace OpenSea released the first of a series of tools for its customers, enabling developers of new NFT collections to impose royalties on-chain. The company will also create additional tools with comparable functions in the upcoming months and seek user input on the advancements. 


OpenSea, a nonfungible (NFT) marketplace, worked on the issue of NFT royalties by introducing a new "on-chain" tool to assist producers in enforcing royalties. A plan was presented by OpenSea for enforcing creator fees on its platform.


The CEO of OpenSea Devin Finzer announced the launch of this new tool in the marketplace that will enable authors to deliver "on-chain enforcement" of their royalties. The solution, which Finzer called a "simple code snippet," enables developers to impose royalties on present upgradeable smart contracts as well as new and upcoming NFT collection smart contracts. Additionally, only marketplaces that enforce creator fees will be allowed to sell NFT due to this code. Finzer added that OpenSea will use an on-chain enforcement tool to impose royalties for new collections, and it won't impose any royalties for new collections that don't opt-in.


Currently, the tool won't be available for existing NFT collections due to implementation challenges. The company said it would wait until at least Dec. 8 to roll out any changes for existing collections that want to enforce payments made by creators. Additionally, the company will produce additional tools serving the same purpose in the coming months and solicit community feedback. 


A variety of strategies are being thought upon by the business. Some of these options could include enforcing off-chain fees for some subsets of collections or allowing creator fees or collaborating on other options for creators to enforce off-chain fees.


According to Finzer, some existing collections' smart contracts may already support OpenSea upgrade, which would enforce royalties on-chain. However, changing other contracts will be more difficult. 


While other players in the market have been implementing their own tactics over the past few months, the NFT marketplace, which as per records controls 66% of the market share in NFT marketplaces, has didn’t comment on the subject of royalties and enforcement. 


OpenSea CEO Devin Finzer wrote in a blog post on November 6 that fees in marketplaces where fees are optional payment percentages have declined to less than 20%, while in other marketplaces fees are simply not paid. 


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