The NFT Development and Twitter

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Lately, the favored social media platform Twitter introduced a model new function that permits the paying Twitter Blue subscribers on iOS units to formally hyperlink their non-fungible tokens (NFTs) to their profile photos.

As soon as NFT homeowners hyperlink their tokens to their accounts, they will select to show their NFT on their profile image on the platform. Moreover, the platform will show the profile image with a hexagonal border as a substitute of the same old circle form, and different customers will even have the ability to click on on the profile photograph to get extra data on the NFT.

In accordance with Twitter’s press launch, this new function will present customers with a user-friendly and seamless solution to confirm their possession of NFTs. They’re capable of instantly join their crypto wallets to the social media platform, and select which NFT they wish to show as their profile image.

How The Development Began

This transfer from Twitter arrived after a preferred development developed of NFT homeowners utilizing the pictures which are linked to their tokens as their profile photos on social media platforms. The most well-liked on this NFT development was the Bored Ape Yacht Membership, which is a group of about 10,000 totally different digital photos of apes which are residing on the Ethereum blockchain.

Nevertheless, as soon as the NFT homeowners began exhibiting their Bored Ape images on their profile, loads of different customers joined in on the development by merely right-clicking and downloading the pictures, and placing them on their very own profiles too. However this began a web based battle between the folks that spend lots of of hundreds of {dollars} to personal the tokens and the folks that had been merely downloading the identical photos.


As soon as the development began, Twitter understood the prevalence of customers that owned NFTs was giant and determined to combine the brand new function. The function does include some limitations, notably, it at the moment solely works with NFTs which have been minted on the Ethereum blockchain. The platform is planning to combine different blockchains sooner or later after Ethereum is absolutely built-in and dealing.

Moreover, if any NFT homeowners wish to put their token on their profile photos, they’ve to make use of considered one of six cryptocurrency wallets the place they will retailer their NFTs, together with Coinbase Pockets, Belief, Rainbow, Argent, MetaMask, and Ledger Reside.


A few day after Twitter introduced the brand new NFT function, loads of customers discovered that there was a workaround and that even when they didn’t personal an NFT, they may nonetheless get their profile image to look in the identical method because the accounts exhibiting a token. All they needed to do was add no matter photograph they wished to the NFT market Rarible, and mint the photograph on the Ethereum blockchain by sending it to a crypto pockets they personal. They then needed to hyperlink that pockets to their accounts. This manner, they didn’t need to spend lots of of hundreds of {dollars}, whereas nonetheless getting the identical perks because the customers that did.