Metalink, a platform for a non-fungible token (NFT) portfolio management and social interaction, has launched a mobile app for NFT collectors that creates a token-gated space where NFT collectors can interact with one another, aggregate announcements, and track their portfolio performance. The mobile app for NFT collectors is now available on the Apple App Store and serves as a complement to Metalink’s website, which has already connected with 100,000 crypto wallets.
The Metalink app simplifies the fragmented process for trading NFTs and building community. It automatically generates a token-gated chatroom for every NFT collection created on the Ethereum network, and holders can access those chatrooms by connecting their wallets and verifying their assets. The platform is designed to make it incredibly easy for anyone to quickly and safely chat with holders of any collection in their portfolio. Token holders can only access one chat per collection without any Discord, Telegram, or verification bots.
Metalink’s platform also offers aggregated announcements from NFT collection chatrooms, providing users with a scrollable feed of all major updates. Additionally, the platform pulls live NFT floor price data and rarity trait data from multiple marketplaces to help holders accurately gauge the value of their NFT portfolio and track price movements in real-time.
Metalink’s CEO Jake Udell said, “The vision is to eventually not need to communicate through Web2 messaging apps and separately buy and sell through several different marketplaces.” To that end, the platform plans to launch a transaction functionality later this year so users can buy, sell, and swap digital assets without leaving the app.
Metalink’s journey began in August 2021 as a private chat app for CryptoPunks collectors and later expanded to include official chatrooms for other blue-chip NFT projects such as Bored Ape Yacht Club. The platform received previously undisclosed seed funding of $6 million from an impressive list of venture capital funds and Web3 personalities. Investors include Guy Oseary, Gary Vaynerchuk, MoonPay CEO Ivan Soto-Wright, The Sandbox founder Sebastien Borget, former Coinbase CTO Balaji Srinivasan, DJ Justin Blau, Social Capital, Arrington Capital, and Sound Ventures. NFT collectors including Cozomo de Medici, Gmoney, Seedphrase, SobyLife, Tony Herrera, Meltem Demirors, and Farokh, as well as corporate investors Gemini Frontier Fund, Dapper Labs’ venture arm, BallerVC, and Genies’ Human Ventures also provided funding.
Metalink’s platform is an example of how several startups have been working on ways to simplify the process for NFT collectors, taking popular ideas from Web2 and bringing them into Web3. Metaverse-focused blockchain MultiversX recently launched its xPortal “super app,” combining elements of chat, finance, and artificial intelligence. Meanwhile, NFT management app Floor recently acquired the NFT data platform WGMI.io to build out its portfolio management tools.
Overall, Metalink’s platform aims to provide NFT collectors with a comprehensive solution to manage their digital assets, connect with other collectors, and stay up to date with the latest developments in the NFT market. With its mobile application, Metalink hopes to provide a seamless and user-friendly experience for its users and bring the world of NFTs one step closer to mainstream adoption.