Rarible, the leading NFT marketplace, has announced its integration with the Metaplex Protocol, which means the popular marketplace will now offer NFT trading on the Solana blockchain.
Despite the fact that Solana is arguably the second largest blockchain for NFT activity (after Ethereum) due to its unique combination of proof-of-history and proof-of-stake consensus mechanisms, its inclusion makes it the sixth blockchain to join the Rarible ecosystem, joining Ethereum, Flow, Polygon, Tezos, and Immutable X.
To commemorate the integration, customers will be able to buy and sell Solana NFTs without incurring any gas taxes. The incentive will last one month, after which users will be charged 1% on all transactions.
Metaplex Studios Head of Partnerships Ash Pampati explained what its integration with Rarible will bring for Solana NFTs: “We’re excited to help bring Solana NFTs to life on Rarible. Through this integration with the Auction House program, Rarible is helping trail-blaze the path forward on open source, peer-to-peer and escrowless trading of NFTs”.