We kicked off the year by enabling creators to verify their Twitter accounts on Rarible for easier search and identification.
To further enhance the community features on Rarible.com, we also launched the personalized Following feed where you can keep track of the latest updates from the creators and collectors you follow.
In February, as NFTs started to take off (a Beeple piece sold for $6.6 million at the time — it was a much bigger deal back then!), we raised a seed funding round led by CoinFund to get ready for rocket ship growth that soon followed.
Moving towards the vision of a fluid, interoperable, diverse NFT market, we pre-released an early version of the Rarible Protocol for the NFT Hack hackathon.
We also reached 100k followers on Twitter (the number that tripled since!).
Timed auctions came out, allowing users to set up minimum bid and currency
as well as starting and ending dates of the auction. You can see those ticking on our homepage.
As one of the first major brands to enter the space, Twitter launched their “140 Collection” with Rarible.com as the marketplace of choice.
That month, we also raised $14.2 million in Round A from Venrock Capital, CoinFund, 01 Advisors to fuel further growth.
In the wake of an influx of new users on our platform, we streamlined our support and verification processes to protect and support our creators and collectors on every step of the way.
We also increased the file size on the platform up to 100 mb to give you more room for creativity!