Devin Finzer is the CEO of OpenSea, a popular platform for the creation and trade of nonfungible tokens that was very active in 2021. Finzer co-founded the Ethereum-based platform in 2017 with Alex Atallah. Before that, he attended Brown University, where he studied math and computer science, and interned at Google and Pinterest as a software engineer. In 2015, Finzer co-founded a project called Claimdog, which aimed to help people receive owed funds. The project was successful and was bought by Credit Karma in 2016.
2022 has been a year of forward progress for OpenSea. In January, the company acquired wallet and DeFi solution Dharma Labs, and the two co-founders of Dharma took on the roles of chief technology officer and head of strategy at OpenSea. The exuberance of NFTs may persist in 2022, with potentially expanding use cases for the digital token class. If this is the case, OpenSea may see continued growth and volume as it caters to the NFT community.
At the end of 2021, there was some misunderstanding regarding OpenSea's supposed plans to go public in 2022, but it was later clarified that no such plans existed at the time. In February 2022, NFTs valued at about $1.7 million were stolen from OpenSea users via a phishing campaign. The phishing scam took advantage of OpenSea's system upgrade, which required users to move their NFT listings.