On Shopify’s platform, merchants may now mint and sell NFTs.
Shopify has partnered with GigLabs to provide merchants the opportunity to trade NFTs on its platform.
Shopify, a multibillion-dollar e-commerce site, now allows users to create and sell non-fungible tokens (NFTs). To make this possible, the company teamed up with GigLabs, a company that specialized in providing tools for working with NFTs.
Shopify Makes Its Debut The Universe of NFT
Tobias Lütke, the company’s Chief Executive Officer, announced the new service on Twitter.
NFT Beta program will be the name of the initiative. Only merchants headquartered in the United States of America will be allowed to use it at first.
According to the statement, the collaboration with GigLabs allows NFT fans to buy digital memorabilia using a variety of payment options, including Shopify payments, Shop Pay, cryptocurrencies, and credit or debit cards.
Customers can mint non-fungible tokens on a variety of platforms, including Ethereum, Polygon, Near, and Flow, by collaborating with the company’s partner applications.
Shopify’s platform, according to Paul Budnitz, founder and CEO of the entertainment firm Superplastic, is “wonderful.” It aided his firm and its partner Christie’s in putting together a “massively successful NFT drop for Janky and Guggimon,” he said.
Even though these are Shopify’s first steps into the NFT space, the company is already on board with crypto. It enabled its consumers to pay in Bitcoin instead of fiat currencies in 2020 after cooperating with BTCPay.
The NFT Industry’s Rise in 2021
Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are cryptographic tokens that are one-of-a-kind and cannot be replaced on a blockchain. They can be used to depict artworks as well as track real-world assets like a house or car.
Even though NFTs were not established this year, they have attracted the interest of individuals and businesses from a wide range of industries, including singers, athletes, investors, and politicians.
OpenSea, the leading NFT peer-to-peer marketplace, just broke the $10 billion barriers in all-time trading volumes. This amount has already risen to more than $13 billion, thanks to the efforts of nearly 1.2 million dealers.
Since its overall volume trading for the full 2020 was only $21 million, OpenSea’s success can be deemed remarkable.
Google searches for phrases like “NFT” and “Buy NFT” are another indicator of the NFT sector’s steady expansion. Nearly a month ago, they hit a new all-time high.