Twitter hints peek of the latest ethereum NFT verification feature which includes a mockup of the ETH-based wallet MetaMask so let’s read more about it in the latest ethereum news today.
Twitter announced last week that the company is working on an NFT verification. Now, Twitter hints peek of its feature and a software engineer with teh company shared a preview of the feature. The Twitter elite either deride or covet the blue-check mark on their profile which both verifies the authenticity of the account and separates from the rest. But like it or not, Twitter verification is coming for NFTs and the digital tokens that represent ownership in the real or virtual assets. The developer with the company shared some early and experimental glimpses of the features.
As promised, here is the first experiment. Feedbacks and ideas are welcome 🙂 https://t.co/TDyhibCXfG pic.twitter.com/2ifru9T2Pa
— Mada Aflak (@af_mada) September 29, 2021
Twitter software engineer Mada Aflak showed a quick demo where a person would click on their avatar and select the NFT from their crypto wallet. After downloading their NFTs from OpenSea, the popular marketplace for collectibles, they can put the NFT in their avatar and complete it with a blue checkmark to show that they are the real owners of the image.
Aflak stressed that this is only an experimental mockup and she solicited many questions and suggestions from the users but it is an exciting step ahead for the feature. NFTS became quite akin to social currency as devotees of ETH and other smart contract blockchains started posting their digital possessions as profile photos. However, the nature of NFTs where many of them are JPEGs, means that anyone is able to copy and paste someone else’s NFT into their own profile image because we have already seen fake Vitalik Buterin accounts.
Twitter’s NFT feature should solve this issue but not everyone thinks that this will help. Bitcoin maximalists with of Blockstream wrote:
“Twitter’s NFT authentication looks incredibly easy to defeat, and will just devolve into a pile of disputes which will ultimately be resolved by a Twitter person in a cubicle somewhere, proving the ‘centralization, but with more steps’ meme we’ve come to know and love about ETH.”
While it is hard to reach the conclusion from a mockup video, it is still unclear how committed the company is to create tools for users of Ethereum where most of the NFTs originated. Dorsey is a Bitcoin proponent and he is averse to Ethereum saying that he would never invest in it. In a press conference last week, executive Esther Crawford went out of her way to avoid saying Ethereum:
“By allowing people to connect their Bitcoin wallets, they can track and showcase their NFT ownership on Twitter.”
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