Simply two days after Twitter unveiled the function so as to add NFTs to 1’s profile image, one other social media large Reddit is reportedly making the same transfer. As per the report, Reddit is testing a function that permits its customers to set any NFT as their very own profile image.
Be aware that that is completely different from its Ethereum-based NFTs dubbed CryptoSnoop launched final 12 months. Nevertheless, the engineers at Reddit haven’t but selected how Reddit’s assist for NFTs would work.
In a press release to TechCrunch, Reddit mentioned that the NFT testing is within the very early stage and isn’t accessible but to public customers. Reddit spokesperson Tim Rathschmidt said:
“We’re at all times exploring methods to supply worth for customers and communities on Reddit. In the meanwhile we’re testing the power to make use of NFTs as profile footage (avatars) and confirm possession. It’s a small, inner take a look at and no choices have been made about increasing or rolling out the potential.”
Reddit’s Push for NFTs
Reddit has been enterprise completely different NFT initiatives for some time. The social media platform has additionally arrange a devoted web page for NFT-related actions which is nft.reddit.com.
Presently, the NFT area solely focuses on CryptoSnoos that includes Reddit’s personal digital collectibles. The “Snoo” mainly represents Reddit’s personal Aliem mascot and the collectibles are nothing however variations of Snoo’s pictures.
Nevertheless, developer Nima Owji was the primary to identify this new NFT take a look at. The developer discovered a banner referencing the undertaking on the Reddit app. Owji speculates that this picture might symbolize Reddit’s enlargement past CryptoSnoos.
Developer Owji additionally came upon references in Reddit’s code in what seemingly gave the impression to be a take a look at assortment of NFTs on OpenSea. They appeared on the Ethereum take a look at community Rinkeby, a platform that helps working blockchain experiments.
Nevertheless, some Redditors aren’t pleased with Reddit making a transfer into NFTs. These gamers have additionally expressed displeasure on Reddit boards.