Tech big Twitter has embraced NFTs because it unveiled a brand new characteristic that enables customers to set their non-fungible tokens (NFT) as their profile options and authenticate with a crypto pockets.
Twitter’s announcement comes as social media firms scramble to hitch the NFT bandwagon. Not too long ago, Fb and its sister firm Instagram stated they’re launching a market for NFTs and can let customers show NFTs as a part of their profiles.
For now, Twitter is introducing the characteristic to these customers who’re subscribed to Twitter Blue for $2.99 per thirty days. Additionally, the characteristic, which is a part of Twitter’s “Labs” characteristic, is simply launched for iOS customers. Whereas the profile can solely be modified on the iOS app, the brand new image could be proven in your Twitter account from any platform.
The rollout is restricted as Twitter Blue subscription isn’t out there globally however solely in america, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
Twitter’s newest NFT Profile Image characteristic is powered by blockchain infrastructure supplier QuickNode, whose NFT API lets customers discover any NFT and confirm possession with out sorting by particular person sensible contracts.
“Whereas demand for QuickNode’s platform as a supplier of blockchain infrastructure continues to take off as extra firms look to undertake blockchain as a part of their product technique, we’re excited to accomplice with platforms resembling Twitter to ship help for options like their lately launched NFT Profile Footage,” the corporate stated in a press release.
Going Deeper into Web3
Presently, the microblogging platform solely helps static picture NFTs primarily based on the Ethereum blockchain. In an replace, Twitter said that it was wanting into including help for SVGs as properly however can’t present it proper now.
These NFTs will probably be displayed on Twitter in a particular hexagonal form that units them aside from the usual round show footage on the platform. Tapping on the NFT will present the main points in regards to the picture and its possession.
As the corporate ventures deeper into crypto, Twitter is hiring for the function of “Senior Product Supervisor, Crypto,” with a particular give attention to “creator monetization.” On this capability, Twitter is taking a look at NFTs, DAOs, membership tokens, and extra.
A devoted crypto staff was launched by Twitter in November, simply weeks earlier than the founder Jack Dorsey stop his CEO place to give attention to Sq. (renamed Block).
Now, to arrange an NFT as your Twitter profile image, you must be on Twitter’s iOS app and be a member of Twitter’s subscription service. To get began, join your Twitter account together with your crypto wallets that comprise the NFTs you want to use as your profile image.
At launch, Twitter will help Coinbase Pockets, MetaMask, Ledger Stay, Rainbow, Argent, and Belief Pockets.
As soon as your pockets is related, Twitter will generate a verification request message to the pockets addresses, and you may be requested to finish a signing request together with your Twitter deal with.
“Signing requests ought to solely come from a Twitter.com area,” and the corporate “won’t ever ask you to ship funds when connecting your crypto pockets,” warned Twitter.
Customers will then be capable to choose the NFTs of their crypto pockets so as to add on Twitter as their profile image.