OpenSea won’t support forked NFTs post-Merge
Will only support the upgraded PoS blockchain
OpenSea, the largest NFT marketplace, has announced that it will focus on supporting NFTs on the upgraded Ethereum proof-of-stake blockchain.
In an announcement on Twitter, the company noted that while its team is not speculating on any potential forks (if there are forked NFTs on ETHPoW), they will not reflect on OpenSea as the platform will only support the upgraded chain.
The company also highlighted that its team has been preparing the NFT marketplace for any issues that may arise following the Ethereum Merge to ensure a smooth transition.
While the team doesn’t expect any major issues, it assured the community that it plans to monitor, manage and communicate with its users throughout the entire process. They also recommended developers become familiar with the Merge.
The Merge, one of the most significant upgrades in the history of Ethereum, is expected to occur between September 10th and September 16th. The event will shift the network from its proof-of-work consensus mechanism to a proof-of-stake model.
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