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 corporations 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 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 might be proven in your Twitter account from any platform.
The rollout is restricted as Twitter Blue subscription isn’t accessible 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 via particular person sensible contracts.
Working on the Solana blockchain, QuickNode provides low latency and excessive velocity, versus Ethereum which struggles with the excessive value and gradual 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 akin to Twitter to ship help for options like their not too long ago launched NFT Profile Footage,” the corporate stated in a press release.
Going Deeper into Web3
Presently, the microblogging platform solely helps static picture NFTs based mostly on the Ethereum blockchain. In an replace, Twitter said that it was trying into including help for SVGs as properly 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 main points 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 concentrate on “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 concentrate on Sq. (renamed Block).
Now, to arrange an NFT as your Twitter profile image, it’s important to be on Twitter’s iOS app and be a member of Twitter’s subscription service. To get began, join your Twitter account along with your crypto wallets that include 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’ll be requested to finish a signing request along 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 have the ability to choose the NFTs of their crypto pockets so as to add on Twitter as their profile image.