Twitter NFTs are now a thing!
Twitter Blue launched Hexagonal NFT Profile Pictures, a place where people can show their digital assets to world in the form of Twitter NFTs.
Twitter’s now has a new subscription service that runs $2.99/month, and gives users more features and customizable options for their profiles. This includes the ability to display their digital assets like their NFT profile pictures, which must be connected through the user’s crypto wallet.
Crypto Wallets listed on Twitter’s NFT informational video.
Ready to show off your NFT? Follow these simple steps to connect your crypto wallet and let’s see your NFT PFPs! pic.twitter.com/epSL7VXG5o— Twitter Blue (@TwitterBlue) January 20, 2022
NFT Theft on the Rise
NFT theft has has been increasingly problematic, as many are simply ‘right-clicking’ on photos and using them freely. Even though the “thieves” don’t actually ‘own’ the digital assets.
Jack created his mock NFT with MS Paint, uploaded it to the Rarible, a NFT marketplace, and then minted his creation onto the Ethereum blockchain by sending it to one of this crypto wallets. After that, he linked it to his Twitter account, and in about 24 hours they accepted his Cryptojunk #420.
Elon Musk is Annoyed By Twitter’s NFT Profile Pictures
Elon expressed his annoyance with Twitter’s new NFT Profile Pictures, stating that they should be focused on eliminating Twitter’s endless amount of scammers instead of investing resources in making fad-like NFTs.
Twitter is spending engineering resources on this bs while crypto scammers are throwing a spambot block party in every thread!?— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 21, 2022
Even Michael Saylor, CEO of Microstrategy, chipped in, responding to Elon’s comments with potential solutions to Twitter’s scammer and spam bot problems.
I discuss this topic in detail in the Spaces session below. #Bitcoin can be used to create cybersecurity deposits attached to real accounts on the major social media platforms, giving everyone the ability to get verified in minutes for a few dollars.https://t.co/CdGWSYhMIm— Michael Saylor⚡️ (@saylor) January 21, 2022
Meta’s Facebook and Instagram to feature NFT functionality soon
Facebook and Instagram may allow users to create, display and sell their NFTs on user profiles soon, as the social media landscape merges with the rapid growth and development of the crypto space.
NFT’s, Fad or Future?
Probably a bit of both…