Twitter Blue subscribers and iOS users will be able to authenticate their crypto tokens with new hexagon-shaped NFT profile pictures. Find out more here!
If you’re unfamiliar with NFTs, where have you been? The cryptocurrency digital art crossover phenomenon has taken the world by storm, causing excitement and controversy in equal measure. The environmentally ethical implications of NFTs and Bitcoin mining has been called into question. Regardless, the craze shows no signs of slowing.
The latest NFT development is Twitter offering hexagon-shaped profile pictures for holders of legitimate NFTs. The social media platform is integrating a way to sign post who has managed to get hold of authentic NFTs, versus those who have done a sneaky right click and save.
Twitter is supporting a number of crypto wallets that people can connect to their profiles, allowing them to show off their NFT owner status. These include Argent, Coibase Wallet, Ledger Live, MetaMask, Rainbow, and Trust Wallet.
Whether you’re super into NFTs, or you struggle to understand the point of it all, this move is a notable development in tackling the rife fraud surround NFTs at the moment.
If owners of NFT profile pictures decide to sell on their token, their profile picture will still display. Rather than a soft hexagon though, it will revert to a common circle. This indicates that, in the eyes of the blockchain, they are no longer the rightful owner of the NFT. Whilst only iOS users have the ability to set hexagonal profile pictures, all users, regardless of platform, will be able to view them.
Should you come across someone with a hexagonal profile picture and wish to learn more, you can click on the hexagon. You can then select ViewNFT details, and find out about the “NFT owner, NFT description, collection, properties, and additional details.”
This means that there will be much more transparency around who is part of the real Twitter NFT gang. Whether that matters to you or not is another story.