5 NFT marketplaces that could topple OpenSea in 2022 By Cointelegraph

OpenSea has been the dominant decentralized platform for users looking to mint, buy, sell and trade nonfungible tokens (NFTs). Serving more as an NFT aggregator than a gallery, OpenSea locked in $3.25 billion in volume for December 2021 alone, according to data from Dune Analytics and from December 2020 to December 2021, the total volume increased by a whopping 90,968%.

No stranger to contention and criticism, OpenSea has had its fair share of perils and pitfalls. Most notably, its former head of product, Nate Chastain, found using insider information to front-run and profit from selling the platform’s front page NFTs.

Monthly active traders at OpenSea. Source: Dune Analytics
Monthly volume (primary vs secondary) sales. Source: Dune Analytics
OpenSea on-chain data. Source: DappRadar
Magic Eden on-chain data. Source: DappRadar