May 28, 2022

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Twitter rolls out a way to showcase your NFTs

Twitter has been doubling down on its cryptocurrency efforts.


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Twitter said Thursday it’s rolling out a way for people to showcase their non-fungible tokens, an asset verified using blockchain technology.

The company is offering the ability to create NFT profile pictures to users of Twitter Blue, a subscription service that costs $3 per month. The subscription service includes early access to new tools. The release of NFT profile pictures highlights the company’s efforts to rope in new users and make money outside of ad sales.

“This new feature provides a seamless, user-friendly way for people on Twitter to verify their NFT ownership by allowing them to directly connect their crypto wallets to Twitter and select an NFT from their collection as their new profile picture,” Twitter said in a statement.

The company said in September it was looking into NFT authentication on its platform. An authenticated NFT on Twitter will appear as a hexagon-shaped profile picture. When users tap on the profile, they’ll be able to learn more about the asset. 

NFTs can be used to represent the ownership of unique digital or physical items such as art, music and even a tweet. Twitter co-founder and former CEO Jack Dorsey sold his first tweet as a NFT for $2.9 million. The company said NFT profile pictures will roll out first to iPhone users who subscribe to Twitter Blue but Android and web access will come later. 

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