OKX, a key player in the Web3 technology landscape, broadened its NFT Marketplace’s capabilities by integrating support for Base and Linea blockchains on September 5, according to press release shared with Blockchain.News. This move follows the company’s earlier decision to include Base and Linea in its wallet services, thereby extending the marketplace’s compatibility to 17 different blockchains.
Base and Linea: A Technical Overview
Base, an Ethereum Layer 2 (L2) solution, is built on the open-source Optimism Stack. It aims to tackle the blockchain trilemma of scalability, security, and decentralization by offering interoperability and composability for participating rollups. The inclusion of Base also brings liquidity from OpenSea, a major NFT marketplace, into the OKX ecosystem.
Linea, a project by ConsenSys, employs Zero-Knowledge Succinct Non-Interactive Argument of Knowledge (zk-SNARK) cryptography technology. The Ethereum L2 solution is designed to enhance transaction throughput while maintaining a secure environment, aligning with the broader push for scalability in the Ethereum network.
OKX’s Multichain Strategy
The OKX NFT Marketplace is notable for its extensive multichain support, accommodating over 11 blockchain networks. It serves as a centralized hub for NFT transactions, including buying, selling, trading, and collecting, making it one of the most comprehensive platforms in the Web3 space. Major NFT marketplaces like OpenSea, LooksRare, and Magic Eden are among those supported.
While OKX has been known for its partnerships with high-profile brands and athletes, including Manchester City F.C. and McLaren Formula 1, the company’s core focus remains on technological innovation. Its recent global brand campaign, “The System Needs a Rewrite,” underscores its commitment to challenging the status quo through Web3 technologies.
The integration of Base and Linea is more than a mere addition of new features; it’s a strategic move that could have ripple effects across the NFT and blockchain sectors. By supporting a diverse range of blockchains, OKX positions itself as a versatile platform capable of adapting to the evolving needs of the Web3 community.
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