The US arm of the popular crypto exchange FTX, FTX.US has unveiled a marketplace that lets users mint, authenticate, and trade Solana-based NFTs, the company announced on Monday.
FTX.US had previously launched an NFT platform, which only allowed buying and selling mint NFTs on the platform and could not be sent to an external wallet.
However, the new platform supports 75 projects, including the popular Solana-based NFT projects Solana Monkey Business, and Degenerate Ape Academy. These NFTs are also available to trade on other Solana-based NFT platforms such as Solanart.
FTX.US is a regulated exchange that primarily serves US users, but allows overseas users to register as well. Explaining the move, Brett Harrison, President of FTX US, commented:
“We decided to create an NFT marketplace on FTX US after becoming immersed ourselves in the NFT ecosystem. In learning about so many of these projects, we’ve come to a comprehensive understanding of the needs of creators and collectors in the space. With the launch of this platform, we hope to provide both US and global users with a regulated marketplace that is intuitive and responsive to their needs.”
NFTs can be purchased in US dollars, Solana (SOL), and Ethereum (ETH). Users can also pay via a bank transfer or credit card.
At the moment, the marketplace offers support for Solana-based NFTs, but the press release stated that the company plans to support Ethereum-based NFTs in the future as well.