New NFT marketplace Artion launched by Yearn.Finance CEO

Sun 26 Sep 2021 ▪ 12h53 ▪ 2 min read — by Katie Donaldson

As OpenSea, the largest non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace, struggles after the recent insider scandal, decentralised finance (DeFi) developer Andre Cronje has launched a beta version of a new NFT marketplace on the Fantom network.

Yearn.Finance CEO Andre Cronje has developed Artion that operates just like OpenSea. However, the Artion’s team opted for the Fantom blockchain since it is faster and less expensive than the Ethereum blockchain.

Artion’s advantages

To add to all the differences between Artion and other existing NFT marketplaces, there are no commissions on any sales and near-zero transaction costs. Artion touts open-source coding and fast transaction speeds. You can access the platform with MetaMask and Coinbase Wallet. 

Artion supports Fantom-based ERC20 tokens, beginning with fUSDT, USDC, DAI, and wFTM. Future releases will add support for even more tokens.

Like other popular NFT marketplaces, Artion’s ecosystem was developed to track and display registered NFTs and NFT collections deployed on Fantom. By verifying collections they created elsewhere, creators can receive royalties from sales of their work on the platform.

In addition, Artion’s NFT assets are mainly stored via a decentralised web hosting network IPFS. To clarify, the NFTs are only 15MB and they are priced based on Chainlink’s feeds.

Major fintech companies are expected to support Artion’s plan for expansion. Cronje mentioned that he didn’t bring Artion as a challenge to OpenSea but he loves “starting fires”. Cronje even tweeted “It’s not about the money, it’s about sending a message.”

Yearn.Finance CEO Andre Cronje has reportedly launched a brand new NFT marketplace called Artion on top of the Fantom blockchain.

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Katie Donaldson

I went full time crypto back in June 2018, and have never looked back. I want to help persuade as many people as possible to come and build the decentralised future! Let’s go!


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