OpenSea Introduces New Security Measures to Prevent NFT Scams
OpenSea has announced the introduction of a new feature that will automatically conceal suspicious NFT transactions from view on its marketplace in response to the rising amount of NFT frauds. By doing this, consumers will be better protected from fraud and can be guaranteed that only authorized transactions are shown.
According to a blog post published on Monday, and in order to address major issues regarding trust and safety on OpenSea, the new functionality will automatically conceal suspicious NFT transactions.
Recently, OpenSea has focused on optimizing platform safety and trust. According to a recent blog post by the project's co-founder and CEO Devin Finzer, the NFT marketplace will invest significantly in a number of crucial areas for trust and safety, including theft prevention, IP infringement, scaling review and moderation, and lowering critical response times in high-touch settings.
A separate moderation team has also been formed by OpenSea to handle review and moderation. It will deploy "critical auto-detection" technologies moving ahead to address copyright issues and other fraud vectors. Finzer asserts that the platform's overall performance will be enhanced by the removal of these sorts of items. Additionally, it will stop counterfeit and unwanted adverts from appearing on OpenSea, which may be found on open blockchains.
Tuesday, the CEO of OpenSea tweeted that, similar to getting an unsolicited email, it is possible to receive NFT transfers from people you don't know. He added that:
"Recently, we've seen scammers use these transfers to entice people to click links to malicious 3rd party sites. Our latest Trust & Safety release helps prevent this new scam."
The most recent OpenSea safety improvements are implemented while the cryptocurrency market is experiencing a downturn and NFT demand is slowing. The arrest of Nathaniel Chastain, a former product manager at OpenSea who was charged with wire fraud and money-laundering violations, shows that U.S. law enforcement is no longer ignoring the booming industry.