Building an open digital economy

At Astroartvault, we're thrilled to introduce a revolutionary digital asset known as a non-fungible token (NFT). NFTs possess remarkable characteristics: they are unique, verifiably scarce, tradeable, and can be utilized across various platforms. Similar to physical items, you have complete control over them—you can discard them, gift them to someone globally, or sell them in an open market. However, unlike physical goods, they come with the full range of digital programmability.

Our Story

In 2017, CryptoKitties emerged, marking the debut of a decentralized application on blockchains aimed at a mainstream audience. Although CryptoKitties might have seemed like a novelty to many, it signified a significant transformation in how we handle digital items. Unlike previous digital assets stored on company servers, blockchain-native items resided on public, decentralized blockchains, making them viewable anywhere, openly tradeable, and truly owned in a way never before possible in the digital realm.

Intrigued by this evolving movement, Devin Finzer and Alex Atallah engaged with early adopter communities on Discord, conversing with users. This led to the December 2017 beta launch of OpenSea, the first open marketplace for any non-fungible token on the Ethereum blockchain.

Today, we are proud to be the largest general marketplace for user-owned digital items, supporting multiple blockchains and offering a wide range of categories and competitive prices for emerging digital item classes. As a company, we are excited to be at the forefront of this burgeoning industry and will continue to invest in our core infrastructure to create the most accessible marketplace for buyers, sellers, and creators.