TL;DR: We will be keeping the Marketplace Blocker app for all creators, and have also recently collaborated with Rarible and FirstMate on solutions for creator-driven, royalty-adhering marketplaces.
Last week, OpenSea announced that they would be moving to an optional royalties system for all collections, and removing adherence to the Operator Filter that was instituted last year. In light of this change, many creators might be unsure of what their next steps should be.
Following OpenSea’s update, we initially announced that we would be sunsetting the Marketplace Blocker app. We’ve received valuable feedback from creators who would like to continue using the Marketplace Blocker even if Opensea will no longer support it, so we’ve decided to keep the app available in the Apps tab indefinitely for all creators.
We’ve also collaborated with both Rarible and First Mate, who have built solutions for artists to build their own custom, royalty-adhering marketplaces for their work. This work is deeply aligned with our own vision of creative sovereignty and we hope creators can explore these solutions as ways for collectors to buy their work on secondary while still adhering to royalty standards. Both apps are available in the Apps tab on Manifold Studio.
We remain focused on building new ways for creators to own and unlock the value of their work, independent of the decisions made by third-party platforms. If you have any questions, requests, etc., don’t hesitate to reach out