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OpenSea — the first decentralized marketplace for crypto assets

A peer-to-peer marketplace for rare digital items and crypto collectibles. Buy, auction, and discover CryptoKitties, CryptoCelebrities, and many more. Over 100,000 crypto assets on sale now!
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Chandan Lodha
This is so cool!
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Alex Atallah
@bentossell we’ve been around for longer, so we have a bit of a time advantage - more buyers/sellers (over 450 ETH so far) and more games. But more players in the space is always a good thing, and we look forward to listing their auctions!

PS See dappradar.com for weekly volume of these things
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Ben Tossell
@bentossell @Alex-Atallah Oh definitely!

It's just in one-day I saw two projects tackling crypto-asset selling :)
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TheHermitMonk
I have used OpenSea to sell some Mythereum cards, I really like how bring many crypto assets into an easy to use marketplace where they make it easy to find just the Crypto collectable you may be looking for.
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Ben Tossell
What’s your background and what are you working on?
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Alex Atallah
@bentossell Devin and I previously worked at Palantir, Pinterest and Credit Karma, and had separate consumer startups that got acquired before we decided to team up, do some crypto hackathons, and find an area where people where truly using crypto for something other than illegal substances or other crypto :)
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Ben Tossell
How and why did you launch this?
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Alex Atallah
@bentossell we’ve been privately adding support for tokens since early January. We saw cryptokitties and knew there would be followers, so an eBay for crypto items will be necessary
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Alex Atallah
@bentossell We're partnering with a couple new projects to get them listed, but the really exciting thing is the new auction mechanics that we're building... We're going to give buyers the most powerful tools ever made for acquiring and trading crypto items!
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Ben Tossell
@bentossell @Alex-Atallah What is next for this project?
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Ben Tossell
What are the biggest challenges you’ve faced and obstacles you’ve overcome? If you had to start over, what would you do differently?
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Alex Atallah
@bentossell tbh the biggest challenge has been just prioritizing what to build. There are many ways to make this a better experience for people, and it’s such a protean space that we have to anticipate how it will evolve and simultaneously build for it. We built lots of internal, ad hoc analytics tools to help with this

It’s only been a month since we started, but if we had to start over, we’d have built better way faster and better search at the start (which is coming really soon :)
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Ben Tossell
What’s your advice for people who are just starting out in crypto?
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Alex Atallah
@bentossell if you’re an enthusiast, look for projects that solve problems for non-enthusiasts! And if you’re a builder, don’t try to add crypto to ___ without talking to real users first
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ɔɔ.cc
What are some issues that arise from non-standard programming of crypto assets? Do you find that you have to update the OpenSea code regularly to accommodate new assets, or do they all easily fit into the structure of the site/listings?
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Aayush Jindal
Is this really first decentralized marketplace for crypto assets? Not in a true sense..
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