Tech large Twitter has embraced NFTs because it unveiled a brand new characteristic that permits 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 corporations scramble to affix the NFT bandwagon. Just lately, 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 30 days. Additionally, the characteristic, which is a part of Twitter’s “Labs” characteristic, is just launched for iOS customers. Whereas the profile can solely be modified on the iOS app, the brand new image will be proven in your Twitter account from any platform.
The rollout is proscribed as Twitter Blue subscription isn’t obtainable globally however solely in the US, 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 means of particular person good contracts.
Working on the Solana blockchain, QuickNode gives low latency and excessive velocity, versus Ethereum which struggles with the excessive price and sluggish processing.
“Whereas demand for QuickNode’s platform as a supplier of blockchain infrastructure continues to take off as extra corporations look to undertake blockchain as a part of their product technique, we’re excited to associate with platforms equivalent to Twitter to ship help for options like their just lately launched NFT Profile Footage,” the corporate stated in an announcement.
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At present, the microblogging platform solely helps static picture NFTs based mostly on the Ethereum blockchain. In an replace, Twitter said that it was wanting into including help for SVGs as nicely however can not present it proper now.
These NFTs might be displayed on Twitter in a particular hexagonal form that units them other than the usual round show photos on the platform. Tapping on the NFT will present the small print concerning 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 deal with “creator monetization.” On this capability, Twitter is taking a look at NFTs, DAOs, membership tokens, and extra.
A devoted crypto crew was launched by Twitter in November, simply weeks earlier than the founder Jack Dorsey stop his CEO place to deal with 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 Reside, 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 can 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.