Twitter launches NFT profile picture verification following the community demand
Twitter has released an official verification mechanism for NFT profile pictures. there's been skepticism about the strength of "ownership" over these digital assets.
However, Long as crypto believers have been using NFTs (non-fungible tokens) as profile pictures on Twitter, there's been skepticism about the strength of "ownership" over these digital assets.
Sure, you might "own" that cartoon monkey in your profile picture, in the sense that the token is joined to your Ethereum address on an immutable, append-only-ledger but what's stopping somebody from just right-clicking the image and setting it as their profile picture as well
Presently, after months of anticipation, Twitter has released an official verification mechanism for NFT profile pictures.
Connect your Ethereum wallet to your Twitter account, and you'll be presented with a list of NFTs you own (verification is available only for Ethereum based NFTs, at the moment, though a representative for the company clarified that this is just the "first iteration" of a feature that may go on to support other Blockchains)
Choose an NFT, and your profile picture normally enclosed within a circle will get a nifty new hexagonal boundary. if a pesky right clicker attempts to use your NFT as their profile picture without first buying the token, they will still be able to use the image, but they will be stuck with the classic circle frame.
Source:Twitter's NFT integration. (Twitter)
Of course, a truly committed right clicker might simply re-transfer that same image to an NFT platform, mint a visually identical NFT, and use that their profile picture instead, complete with a hexagonal frame signifying ownership on the blockchain. No word yet on whether Twitter will offer protection against that sort of thievery, which has grown rampant as the market for NFTs has exploded over the past year.
Twitter fetches users' NFTs with application programming interfaces (APIs) from the online marketplace OpenSea, it's effectively built third-party info its verification process, as opposed to just interacting directly with the blockchain. if OpenSea goes down, Twitter might have trouble loading those images.
Today Twitter becomes one of the first social networks to build NFTs into the app itself— Alex Atallah (alexatallah.eth) (@xanderatallah) January 20, 2022
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Twitter's NFT verification process is both a bid to keep crypto enthusiasts on the platform and an explicit rejection of former CEO jack Dorsey’s "Bitcoin-only" philosophy.
However, Dorsey is one of the most prominent critics of what's known as Web 3 a new iteration of the web, running on blockchains as opposed to cloud computing infrastructure and private servers= he's a big fan of Bitcoin, which he's said could "bring about world peace."
NFTs and Bitcoin didn't tend to mix, at least not yet Most of the action in the NFT sector have happened in and around the Ethereum blockchain.
gm!— Twitter Blue (@TwitterBlue) January 20, 2022
You asked (a lot), so we made it. Now rolling out in Labs: NFT Profile Pictures on iOS pic.twitter.com/HFyspS4cQW
NFT verification is available only for users with Twitter Blue, the company's $2.99- a monthly subscription service, which offers a streamlined user experience and an "undo" button, among other mostly cosmetic features.
For the present, NFT check is accessible just for clients with Twitter Blue, the organization's $2.99-a-month membership administration, which offers a smoothed-out client experience and a "fix" button, among other generally surface-level elements.