OpenSea confirms outage after platforms report issues with displaying NFTs

Popular NFT marketplace OpenSea confirmed an outage that affected its API, causing problems for multiple sites that use it to display NFTs. 

On Thursday, several people took to social media to report issues with their NFTs displaying. MotherBoard was the first to report the outage.

An OpenSea spokesperson said the outage occurred at 6:05am PT and by 8:30am PT, the outage was resolved. But their own status update page shows the outage lasted far longer, with programmatic access to the API being fully restored by about 3:30pm PT.

OpenSea said the time discrepancy was because they kept their programmatic API disabled while monitoring their fix to ensure site reliability.

OpenSea initially told ZDNet that their platform team was “immediately all hands on deck to identify and correct the issue.”

“We know how important a reliable site with minimal downtime is to our community, and are working quickly to address this area in a number of ways, including expanding our engineering team to more than 200 people by the end of this year, re-architecting OpenSea for scale, and reducing our customer support times significantly,” the OpenSea spokesperson said. 

The spokesperson added that the NFT ecosystem exploded last year and interest in NFTs skyrocketed. OpenSea’s transaction volume increased

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