The OpenRarity project was a collaborative project between various NFT community entities, including Curio, icy.tools, OpenSea and Proof.
With thousands of nonfungible tokens (NFTs) getting minted every single day, trying to find rare pieces can be a challenge for NFT collectors. However, as the industry continues to progress, the hassles in finding rare NFTs may soon become a thing of the past.
In a tweet, NFT marketplace OpenSea has announced the implementation of OpenRarity, a protocol that provides verifiable rarity calculations for NFTs, within its platform. The protocol uses a transparent mathematical approach to calculating rarity.
OpenSea said that rare NFTs will be awarded lower numbers like 1 or 2, while NFTs that have attributes similar to many other NFTs will have higher numbers. With this, the marketplace highlighted that buyers would be able to view a reliable “rarity ranking” when considering purchasing NFTs.
The feature will not be automatically applied to all NFT collections. According to the NFT marketplace, creators will still have control if they want to choose to apply the OpenRarity feature to their collections or not.
The OpenRarity project was a collaborative effort between various NFT community entities, including Curio, icy.tools, OpenSea and Proof. The goal is to standardize the rarity methodology and provide consistent rarity rankings across all NFT platforms.