NFT marketplaces are popping up left and right, giving investors a lot of different avenues to buy and sell NFTs. However, as more and more platforms come up, knowing which ones are better and which ones to avoid can be difficult.
Opensea is one of the oldest and most popular NFT marketplaces around at the moment. Opensea accounts can apply for verification to build trust with buyers, which is then shown by a blue tick badge on the profile, collection or item.
In this article, we’re talking about how you can get verified on Opensea.
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Verified accounts on Opensea
A blue checkmark on an account or collection on Opensea means that the platform has verified the particular account or collection.
Whether or not an account or collection gets verified by Opensea is entirely up to their discretion. However, the platform has given some guidelines to give the community more predictability.
Which Opensea accounts can get verified?
Before receiving an Opensea verification badge, an account needs to meet a few requirements.
- The account needs to be active, defined as buying or selling one or more NFTs within the past three months.
- Have a configured email address.
- Have a profile picture and banner background.
- It shouldn’t have been previously restricted for violating Opensea’s terms of service.
Account verification review eligibility on the platform also concentrates on accounts in four categories.
- Accounts created by or closely involve people or companies notable in art, entertainment, technology, music, sports, gaming, news, politics, or activism.
- Accounts with uncommonly notable artistic, technical, or social innovations or merit.
- Accounts with an urgent and unusually severe fraud risk.
- Accounts are already verified by established social media platforms.
Which accounts can’t get verified?
The platform has also listed certain factors that make accounts ineligible for verification review. These guidelines are as follows.
- Accounts engaging in or showing a willingness to engage in manipulative or deceptive buying, selling, bidding and offering.
- Accounts creating collections using copyrighted material without the right licenses or materials that infringe protected publicity rights.
- Accounts operated by users under 18 years old, even if the account belongs to a parent or guardian under their terms of service.
- Any account in violation of Opensea’s terms of service.
However, an account can be deemed ineligible even if it doesn’t meet the above requirements at Opensea’s discretion.
How to get verified collections on Opensea?
Collections created by high-profile users or organisations can be verified as well. Do keep in mind that collection verification is exclusive to these two categories.
If you are neither of these, your collection needs to reach a trading volume of 100 ETH or more on Opensea and have all collection items revealed to be eligible for collection verification review. However, meeting these requirements doesn’t guarantee automatic verification.
Opensea might also require you to submit additional information to verify the authenticity of the collection and the individuals involved.
How to apply to get verified on Opensea?
Applying for verification on Opensea is relatively easy; all you have to do is visit their verification request form and fill it out. If your account or collection meets Opensea’s requirements, they’ll get back to you to take the verification forward.
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