NFT Marketplace Rarible Launches Messaging Feature

Users of the Ethereum-based platform can now communicate about NFT sales and connect creators to their fans – pseudonymously.

Nov 23, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. UTC
Updated Nov 23, 2021 at 7:56 p.m. UTC

Brandy covers crypto-related venture capital deals for CoinDesk.

Non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace Rarible has launched a direct messaging function that allows users and creators to communicate using crypto wallet addresses rather than social network usernames.

  • The company said the messaging app can help users of the Ethereum-based platform communicate about NFT sales and connect creators to their fans and communities.
  • “The overall goal is to grow communication in the crypto space,” Rarible co-founder and product head Alex Salnikov told CoinDesk in an interview. “The smaller goal is to facilitate the communication inside the NFT space specifically. NFTs are all about forming communities.”
  • The messenger includes a number of features familiar to messaging apps, including showing when users are online and providing instant message notifications. However, users will only be able to message their followers on Rarible to indicate a willingness to connect.
  • Rarible will initially roll out messaging to a limited number of launch partners and influencers. The company plans to release a standalone messaging app in the future.
  • In June, Rarible closed a $14.2 million Series A capital round. That came a little more than four months after the company raised $1.75 million in seed funding.
The Festival for the Decentralized World
Thursday - Sunday, June 9-12, 2022
Austin, Texas
Save a Seat Now

DISCLOSURE

Please note that our privacy policy, terms of use, cookies, and do not sell my personal information has been updated.

The leader in news and information on cryptocurrency, digital assets and the future of money, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a strict set of editorial policies. CoinDesk is an independent operating subsidiary of Digital Currency Group, which invests in cryptocurrencies and blockchain startups. As part of their compensation, certain CoinDesk employees, including editorial employees, may receive exposure to DCG equity in the form of stock appreciation rights, which vest over a multi-year period. CoinDesk journalists are not allowed to purchase stock outright in DCG.

Brandy covers crypto-related venture capital deals for CoinDesk.

Brandy covers crypto-related venture capital deals for CoinDesk.

Trending

1
Bitcoin Rises to $30K; Resistance at $35K

BTC is on track to register a positive momentum signal on the daily chart.

BTC is on track to register a positive momentum signal on the daily chart.

2
What Web 3 Means to Andreessen Horowitz

And what the "State of Crypto" report means for you.

And what the "State of Crypto" report means for you.

3
Nansen Acquires DeFi Portfolio Tracker Ape Board for More Than $10M

Nansen plans to combine its analytics with Ape Board's portfolio tracking to make the "definitive information super app of Web 3."

Nansen plans to combine its analytics with Ape Board's portfolio tracking to make the "definitive information super app of Web 3."

4
Terraform's Legal Team Quits Amid Terra Stablecoin Fallout

Marc Goldich, Lawrence Florio and Noah Axler left the Terra ecosystem backer in May, according to their LinkedIn profiles.

Marc Goldich, Lawrence Florio and Noah Axler left the Terra ecosystem backer in May, according to their LinkedIn profiles.