- An NFT royalty is a percentage of the profit made from a sale on the secondary market.
- X2Y2 lauded OpenSea for finally standing up for creator royalties.
A few weeks ago, it seemed as if the majority of the NFT market was rapidly moving away from accepting creator royalties in any form. OpenSea, the largest online marketplace, contemplated making them voluntary. However, resistance from creators ultimately led to OpenSea keeping royalties. And now another Ethereum marketplace is stating it would do the same.
Launched this year and seeing heavy trade volume over the summer. X2Y2 has recently stated that it would be strictly enforcing creator-set royalties on all NFT collections. Including both ongoing and future endeavors. An NFT royalty is a percentage of the profit made from a sale on the secondary market, usually between 5 and 10 percent.
OpenSea Leads the Way
Back in the day, X2Y2 had a Flexible Royalty model that gave artists and collectors a say in how severely royalties were enforced in the marketplace. However, the option to completely enforce royalties was only available for particular sorts of NFT projects, such as artwork and access cards. Projects using a profile picture (PFP) were not permitted to choose this alternative.
In a conversation on Twitter today, X2Y2 lauded OpenSea for finally standing up for creator royalties. And revealed that many freshly released projects were utilizing OpenSea’s blocklist code. To prevent their NFTs from being sold on marketplaces that don’t completely enforce royalties.
In a recent blog post, X2Y2 said that, although it would no longer allow Flexible Royalty to be enabled for new projects using the OpenSea blocklist code, it will begin enforcing royalties for any previously enabled NFT projects.
OpenSea replied on Twitter that it has removed X2Y2 from its marketplace blacklist. Allowing NFTs made by developers using the OperatorFilter code to be sold on X2Y2.
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