eBay, an e-commerce giant, has announced the acquisition KnownOrigin, a nonfungible token (NFT) marketplace that will help the e-commerce company foray further into the world of blockchain technology and digital collectibles.
According to a press release on Wednesday, Manchester-based KnownOrigin has been purchased for an undisclosed amount. The firm enables artists and collectors to create, purchase and resell NFTs via blockchain-enabled transactions. KnownOrigin co-founder David Moore in a statement said that the company was founded to “empower creators and collectors by giving them the ability to showcase, sell and collect unique, authenticated digital items,” adding that:
“As interest in NFTs continues to grow, we believe now is the perfect time for us to partner with a company that has the reach and experience of eBay.”
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