OpenSea Releases Shipyard, an Open-Source Collection of NFT Tools
Shipyard is OpenSea’s open-source collection of NFT tools; a hub of Solidity contracts aimed at helping developers in creating various different NFT projects.
Earlier this week, NFT marketplace OpenSea announced the release of Shipyard in an effort to help out in NFT-related development.
What Is Shipyard?
Shipyard is an open-source collection of NFT tools, that is, Solidity contracts, geared towards helping NFT creators and developers by unifying them under one collection.
According to the announcement, through this collection, OpenSea has combined “best-in-class NFT libraries and implementations” to create an open repository that can be used a variety of different NFT projects while making it possible for developers to further contribute to it, making it a win-win situation for all involved.
“Our hope is that Shipyard can serve as a hub for NFT-related development — making it easier for technical creators to start building their own NFTs, and to present a set of shared standards and best practices so more people can learn.”
Specifically, the tools included here help developers enable dynamic on-chain metadata, more seamless NFT transfers, as well as encoders and decoders for Seaport Improvement Proposals (SIPs), which, according to OpenSea, makes it easier to build on Seaport, the Web3 marketplace protocol focused on providing safe and efficient NFT trading.
At the time of writing, the contracts included have not yet been formally audited, according to the warning on the official GitHub page, cautioning developers to potentially wait for independent audits before deploying to mainnet.
Anyone interested in checking out the collection can do so by heading to the GitHub page found linked at the end of the official Twitter thread.
In late September and earlier this month, allegations surfaced linking a former OpenSea executive to the $60 million AnubisDAO incident.