Verification on Rarible, Demystified

At Rarible, one of our primary goals is to ensure the safest possible experience for our users. Operating an open marketplace, we take a lot of time and attention to make sure only authentic creators can make successful sales. Our verification process is one of the key things that make it possible.

This article addresses all the main questions you may have about getting verified on Rarible.

What is Verification?

What does Verification give me?

Why don’t non-verified users appear in the explore feed or search results?

Before enabling the verified-only explore and search results, we used to allow unverified users to appear there as well. However, that caused an uptick in unauthentic items, which prompted us to stick with the current search design.

How do I get verified?

Collectors:

  • Cover image
  • Profile picture
  • Bio (not required but will increase your chances of getting verified)
  • Link to your Twitter Account (not required but will increase your chances of getting verified)
  • Additionally, you have to own several NFTs created by other users (both Verified and non-verified count, however, it should be noted that Verified creator items hold more weight)
A good example of a verified collector account

It’s also very important to note that if you apply as a Collector but have previously created items on Rarible, your application will be reviewed as that of a creator, not a collector.

Creators:

  • Cover Image
  • Profile picture
  • Bio (not required but will increase your chances of getting verified)
  • Link to your Twitter Account (not required but will increase your chances of getting verified)
  • Finally, you must have at least one item minted on Rarible
A good example of a Verified creator account

What is the review process?

  1. Once your request is submitted, it gets added to the queue in chronological order (from oldest to newest to oldest).
  2. When a reviewer begins checking your profile, they run an automated script that sees whether you have your cover image and profile picture set up, and whether the wallet address you’ve provided is a valid Ethereum address. If any of that doesn’t add up, your request is automatically denied with the appropriate reason.
  3. If you meet the above mentioned requirements, our reviewers will proceed to check your social media accounts. Please note that we’re not looking at follower counts, as these don’t play any role in getting verified on Rarible. We’re checking your social media to see if you are actively promoting the work you intend to post on our marketplace.
  4. The reviewers will additionally check your work in progress (this is a great indicator on whether or not this is a legitimate request, as it helps us ensure you’re not using images downloaded from Google, etc.)
  5. Further, the reviewers will perform reverse image searches on the items you’ve already posted on the Rarible marketplace.
  6. If your application is genuine and has not raised any of the red flags, it gets approved!

Why does the review take SO long!?

So buying for/from verified artists is safe?

Conclusion

Also, we urge our users to report any Verified accounts that seem to be violating our Terms of Service. We want to keep Rarible as authentic, fun, and healthy as our beloved community — and we’d love everyone of you to join us on this mission.

It’s also extremely important to remember that getting the verification checkmark does not mean you will have instant success on the marketplace. It’s merely one part of a lengthy, difficult process of becoming the next big CryptoArtist (or collector).

Hopefully, this article clears up any confusion you may have regarding what being verified on Rarible really means and how this entire process works.

Stay cool, my friends ✌️

Ethan van Ballegooyen,
Community Manager at Rarible.

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