OpenSea aims to automatically index Solana NFTs

Quick Take

  • OpenSea announced that it will automatically index and list Solana-based NFT collections.
  • Collections will be listed automatically on the marketplace so long as they meet a few criteria.

NFT marketplace OpenSea said it would automatically index NFT collections created on the Solana blockchain, making it easier for Solana-focused creators to list on the platform.

According to OpenSea, Solana-focused NFT creators will no longer need to apply to list their collections as those will automatically get indexed based on a few criteria. The first criterion is that NFT collections created with launchpads like Metaplex's CandyMachine, Magic Eden and LaunchMyNft will be auto-indexed.

Secondly, creators who don't rely on launchpads can expect their NFTs to automatically be supported on OpenSea’s market automatically if the collection uses a coding standard called “Metaplex Certified Collection.” That open standard aims to make it easier to identify whether certain NFTs belong to a specific collection, according to OpenSea.

"This is another step on the journey towards an open ecosystem where you can work on your project and launch permissionlessly and non-custodially," OpenSea said in its announcement.

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The auto-indexing feature on OpenSea comes amid a surge in NFT activity on Solana, which OpenSea aims to capitalize on. NFT mints on Solana have soared nearly 500% year-to-date, going from 23,000 daily mints to about 113,0000 mints as on 23 September, according to data from The Block. 

While OpenSea dominates the NFT niche on Ethereum, it is re