SURE Twitter users can get access to the new NFT profile picture feature.
It means you can show a profile picture that no one else is allowed to use.
It’s a feature that Elon Musk has called “annoying”.
Musk tweeted a screenshot of the Twitter message and wrote: “This is so annoying.”
NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, are becoming increasingly popular.
Bitcoin helped create a new world of digital currency and now attention is turning to the new trend of NFT.
Cryptocurrencies are actually collections of computer code but coins like Bitcoin or Dogecoin have recognizable symbols.
NFT offers something different as it digitizes a work like art or music and turns it into a non-fungible token stored on the blockchain.
That means it cannot be copied and is unique to whoever owns it.
If you’re a Twitter Blue subscriber, you’ll be able to access the new NFT profile picture feature.
The feature is currently only available for iOS but will be rolling out to Android and desktop soon.
Anyone who wants to use this feature will have to own an NFT and connect a crypto wallet to their Twitter account.
The profile picture will then be displayed as a special hexagon, and information about the digital artwork can be displayed to anyone who clicks on it.
The price of an NFT can range from a few hundred to millions of dollars so they’re not exactly something everyone has access to.
Twitter’s paid subscription service is also not widely available.
You can access Twitter Blue in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
What is NFT?
This is a simple guide…
- NFT is a new tradable commodity that is taking the internet by storm
- The letters NFT stand for “non-fungible token”
- If something is “fungible”, it can be traded to an identical counterparty
- For example, Bitcoin is technically fungible – you can swap one for another and get the same thing.
- Physical cash is also interchangeable – you can exchange a £10 note for another
- NFT is a uniquedigital token with no copy
- Like Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, NFTs work using a blockchain
- Blockchain is a public ledger of transactions recorded on the internet – and completely immutable
- NFTs on the blockchain can be transacted like Bitcoin, but they are unique by design
- This gives them a special value, because each NFT is individual and unique
- You can turn almost any data type into an NFT
- People are selling digital art, songs and even tweets in NFT
- More sophisticated NFT sales including virtual trainers/sneakers and even a virtual home
- Importantly, NFTs are not physical – so if you buy an NFT object, you only own part of the blockchain, NOT a physical item
Twitter has received a lot of praise and criticism – and not just from Musk.
Anonymous NFT entrepreneur No Face welcomed the move, but warned that Twitter needs to act faster on this revolutionary technology.
“I think this is a great direction, with a huge corporation investing in the NFT movement,” said Goth Girlfriends NFT founder expert.
“Using the platform is really important and shows that it understands NFT.
“However, it seems to be a bit slow – the NFT community has been vocal on the platform for a while now.
“So that’s really the key to getting this verification method up and running for everyone soon, not just Twitter Blue subscribers.”
No Face added: “While this is a great feature, it is currently only available to a select number of collectors on the Ethereum mainnet.
“Hopefully in time it can also be expanded to more collections and chain stores.”
And Pandimensional Trading Co’s NFT artist PJ Cooper says it’s a good move for Twitter in general.
“It’s another way to be flexible and demonstrate ownership of NFT, while also making you stand out from the crowd.
“There is a lot of distrust in the community.
“It’s almost certainly because scammers circle around like vultures and often pull carpets.
“So we can finally know if all the monkeys, apes and skulls we tracked are the rightful owners.”
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