Cryptopunks. Source: Twitter / @christiesinc
As a social media giant, Twitter is preparing to integrate the user accounts with their non-fungible token (NFT) assets and has released a taste of the design of the new features.
Integrating the accounts into NFTs would allow users of the platform to set non-fungible tokens or digital collectibles as avatar images, as demonstrated by Mada Aflak, software engineer and Android Tech lead at Twitter. In early September, she said she was “working on some experiments to integrate NFT with Twitter” and “the first experiment would be to download your NFT from OpenSea [an NFT marketplace] and add it as an avatar and banner profile.”
Meanwhile, the feedback is mixed. On Reddit, user Perleflamme argued that the feature “could be even more useful if offered by multiple platforms, as it helps each user use it on different platforms and smooth out interactions between people regardless of the platform (some might consider it a bridge).”
Another user calling himself AVAX MAXI replied to Taylor that crypto functionality should support “networks beyond Ethereum. NFTs are booming on Avalanche and beyond. Would be a shame if this only worked for eth/OOPENSEA.”
Other observers have other concerns:
As reported, Twitter has already launched its Tips feature, which allows 18+ users to tip each other with Bitcoin (BTC), among other things.