As many of you are painfully aware high ETH gas fees are making trading NFTs for all but very expensive NFTs highly impractical. For complex contract interactions - ETH gas fees can be in thousands of $$.
Also accepting bids and offers by artists sometimes cost more in gas then the offer on the NFT.
This will slowly kill Rarible unless a way out of this mess is found.
There are technical alternatives available.
I have been involved part time building an Ethereum Virtual Machine on a faster Proof of Stake Blockchain, which allows execution of the same ETH smart contracts for a fraction of a cent in transaction costs.
Hence if Rarible can port it’s contract into a new Blockchain for daily trades and operations - this will free the community from high gas fees and enable trade to be conducted more freely.
The only downside would be a necessary sync back to Ethereum network to register certain transactions - like ownership of an NFT. This can be done optionally by the users at a time when ETH transaction fees are at acceptable level.
The upside however is unblocking Rarible marketplace, which is currently held hostage by those high fees.
Here is one example on why people are not able to buy some NFTs:
I am willing to help the project on technical side.
I manage CryptoTribe validator for multiple POS chains: https://cryptotribe.io/