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OpenSea competitor LooksRare exceeds $394M in sales

OpenSea competitor LooksRare exceeds $394M in sales

Daily volume on NFT marketplace LooksRare has alrey exceeded $394 million following the platform’s official launch on Jan. 10.

The platform was able to bring in this customer base by offering only 2% fees on basic sales and zero fees on private sales, compared to competitor OpenSea’s 2.5% fee on every transaction. The project also allows trers to earn rewards in the form of its native LOOKS token for buying and selling NFTs.

The premier NFTs that have taken LooksRare by storm are the Meebits collection, which come from LarvaLabs — the same creators behind Cryptopunks and Autoglyphs. 

Meebits are currently the top collection on the market at the time of writing, according to data from DappRar. It’s worth noting that DappRar has included a disclaimer to highlight the potential wash tring going on with Meebits on LooksRare. 

Other trers have similar suspicions of wash tring. A number of repeated false transactions have been recorded by journalist Colin Wu. According to Wu’s report: “Transaction volume of Meebits has reached 52,771 ETH. Whales are constantly repeating transactions to obtain Tokens.”

Another point of skepticism arose on Wednesday when a Meebit NFT sold for $49.5 million in Ethereum. Trers are claimed that this tre was fraudulent, citing that the combination of LooksRare’s zero percent royalties and the implementation of LOOKS rewards incentivizes wash tring.

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ARTICLE: OpenSea competitor LooksRare exceeds $394M in sales 
PUBLISHED: 2022-01-12 21:45:00 
SOURCE: https://cointelegraph.com/news/opensea-competitor-looksrare-exceeds-394-in-sales
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