Hello, Rarible fam! When we launched in 2019, NFT conferences were small huddles of crypto people. This week, we’re at FTX Arena in Miami for Art Basel, where NFTs draw the attention of thousands of well-known artists, entrepreneurs and collectors.
As the NFT world has grown, so has Rarible: what started as the first open platform to experiment and have fun with NFTs is now a vibrant community of creators, collectors and builders — and we’re grateful for every single one who’s been on this journey with us!
What hasn’t changed is our commitment to building an open platform that enables digital ownership for everyone. That’s why we’re so excited to share some announcements with you today!
Each of these updates takes us further down the road to a more inclusive and sustainable future where anything is possible and all are welcome.
Without further ado, we’re thrilled to announce that:
- Rarible.com will integrate energy-efficient Tezos blockchain mid-December 2021.
- We have partnered up with Nori to let users remove the carbon footprint for NFTs minted on Rarible.com
- In light of Giving Tuesday, Rarible will cover the cost of all carbon removal for NFTs minted on Ethereum on Rarible.com November 30th to December 5th
- Rarible.com is supporting the launch of the Women Rise NFT movement collection to celebrate diversity and groundbreaking women
If you’re in Miami this week, come meet us at NFT BZL and DCentral to celebrate.
If you’re new to the party, welcome! Head over here About to find out more about Rarible’s story.
Now, let’s dive into each update. LFG!
Tezos blockchain integration reduces energy consumption and welcomes a wave of new creators and collectors
We all know it, but we don’t talk about it enough: Proof-of-work Blockchains consume a lot of energy. But there’s room for optimism: Ethereum 2.0 promises to lower the chain’s energy consumption by 99.95% by adopting proof-of-stake as its consensus mechanism.
But proof-of-stake blockchains already exist. They use far less energy and have attracted incredible creators and collectors.
That’s why we’re happy that Rarible is evolving to become a multi-chain NFT marketplace that lowers the barrier to create, buy and sell digital assets with a smaller carbon footprint.
By integrating proof-of-stake blockchains that consume significantly less energy than Ethereum, we can build a sustainable future of digital ownership for everyone.
So we’re excited to welcome Tezos’ community of collectors, creators and builders to Rarible!
On proof-of-stake blockchains like Tezos, NFTs become not only more sustainable, but also more accessible: with much lower gas fees, more creators can mint and sell their NFTs on Rarible — and more collectors can own and proudly display their favorite creators’ work.
We’re thrilled that Tezos will be integrated into Rarible.com as soon as December, and ready to welcome the fantastic Tezos NFT community to the marketplace.
Learn more about Tezos here, and stay tuned for updates on timing!
Partnership with Nori for carbon-neutral Ethereum minting
As the NFT space grows, so does its carbon footprint. It’s an unfortunate reality, but we can do something about it. That’s why we’re proactively addressing climate concerns.
We’re happy to announce our partnership and upcoming integration with Nori, which will soon let Rarible.com users make their NFTs carbon-negative at the click of a button.
We’re so happy about this, we’ll pay for you to try it out:
In light of Giving Tuesday, Rarible will cover the cost of carbon removal for any NFT minted on Ethereum via Rarible Tuesday, November 30th through Sunday, December 5th.
Learn more about Nori here.
Celebrating diversity with Women Rise movement
We want to unlock creative freedom and expression for everyone. To us, that means making everyone feel welcome, included and empowered.
To highlight that, Rarible is excited to support the launch of the Women Rise NFT collection, aimed at celebrating diversity and groundbreaking women. This collection brings to life the very essence of what we stand for — community, inclusivity, transparency, and giving everyone a voice.
To highlight the partnership:
- Rarible.com pre-releases Collection Statistics
- Rarible.com will be removing carbon footprint for all trades in Women Rise collection on the marketplace
- Rarible and CoinFund will co-host a brunch in Soho House in Miami honoring WomenRise and all fantastic women in the NFT space.
Check out the Women Rise collection here.
Anything is Possible in Miami at Art Basel
Want to come hang with us? Rarible is in Miami for NFT BZL, NFT CON and Art Basel this week! Here’s where to find us:
- NFT BZL at FTX Arena Tuesday, November 30th
Booth 10 located inside Concourse
- DCentral NFT CON at Miami Airport Convention Center Tuesday, November 30th and Wednesday, December 1st 9:00am — 5:00pm
Booth 228 next to NFT CON Stage
Stop by to say hi to our team at either location, ask questions, and score some Rarible swag!
Can’t be there in person? Subscribe to @rarible and follow along on Twitter and Instagram to stay up to date on the latest developments and surprises throughout the week in Miami.
Feel the Excitement!
We’re super excited to have you along for this ride. From the team to the community to all the amazing creators on Rarible, the energy is crazy — and we’re so excited for more.
We made a short video to share what Rarible is all about and where we’re going. Have a look below: