A major highlight of the new multi-chain wallet is that it allows for complete user control over assets and private keys in a self-custodial manner
Popular NFT marketplace Magic Eden has launched a new multi-chain crypto wallet that allows users to store, trade, and manage assets across four major blockchains – Solana, Bitcoin, Polygon, and Ethereum. Developed in collaboration with leading wallet provider Exodus, this latest offering aims to provide convenience to Magic Eden’s users in the NFT and ordinals spaces.
According to Magic Eden, the introduction of a multi-chain wallet marks an important milestone in their mission to create a seamless experience for users collecting and managing NFTs across different chains. The wallet experience has been designed for simplicity, enabling users to effortlessly track portfolios and make cross-chain transactions from a single portal.
Key Features of the New Magic Eden Multi-Chain Wallet
A major highlight of the new multi-chain wallet is that it allows for complete user control over assets and private keys in a self-custodial manner, unlike centralized exchange wallets. Users retain full ownership of their funds at all times.
As stated above, in terms of asset support, the wallet can hold cryptocurrencies and NFTs from Solana, Bitcoin, Polygon, and Ethereum. This multi-chain interoperability is enabled through integrations with bridges that allow assets to be seamlessly transferred from one chain to another with ease.
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The wallet also offers at-a-glance portfolio tracking that aggregates holdings across chains in one place. This helps users get a consolidated view of their overall NFT assets and ordinal holdings.
Finally, the wallet is not just for passive asset storage; it also doubles up as an active trading interface. From the wallet, users can directly participate in NFT buying, selling, and bidding right from the supported marketplace. This tight integration aims to provide a seamless trading experience.
Incentives for Early Adopters
To spur adoption in the initial stages, Magic Eden has lined up special NFT mints and airdrops for wallet users over February. Limited-time Claynosaurz, Degenerate Ape Academy, and BoDoggos NFTs will be available for users to claim directly through the multi-chain wallet.
While Magic Eden first entered the limelight by focusing heavily on Solana NFTs, the platform has substantially expanded its scope over the past year. In November 2022, Magic Eden extended support to Polygon-based NFT projects to serve the thriving ecosystem on the Layer 2 chain. Ethereum and Bitcoin were integrated into Q1 2023. Despite losing the top spot in Solana NFT volume to Tensor, Magic Eden continues to be a top player across niches.
Providing a Unified Trading Experience
The launch of a cross-chain wallet aligns with Magic Eden’s goal of providing a unified trading and collection portal for top NFT and ordinal projects, regardless of their underlying blockchain. With top Ethereum and Solana projects now accessible, the marketplace is moving closer to being a one-stop hub for NFT enthusiasts.
While crypto bridges already enable cross-chain transfers, having a single wallet interface to store and trade tokens simplifies asset management for traders. As the crypto asset ecosystem expands across chains, Magic Eden is positioning itself as the top marketplace for conveniently accessing top NFTs and ordinals across ecosystems.