A Twitter executive has revealed test footage of its NFT profile picture verification tools on his Twitter account. The video shows in-development tools for users who wish to have an NFT profile picture.
Twitter’s head of consumer product marketing Justin Taylor released a video showcasing Twitter’s “first experiment” of navigating verified NFTs. The video was recorded by London-based Mada Aflak, a software engineer and Android Tech Lead at Twitter Spaces. The Ethereum NFT verification video gives a perspective on what verified NFTs can look like on social media.
A checkmark verifying they are the actual owners of the image
Aflak explains how users need to select “Change photo” on their profile picture in the demo video. Once a user clicks on “change photo,” an option will emerge to “select NFT” that will allow them to connect a digital wallet from Metamask, Coinbase, or other sources. Once a user selects the NFT they intend to place as a profile picture, it will have a checkmark verifying they are the actual owners of the image and blockchain to which the NFT belongs.
Stating that this was only an experiment with a mock-up, Aflak stressed that it wasn’t the final product yet. She also solicited feedback from users on the exciting feature Twitter promised last week that could become a game-changer in the world of NFTs.
Twitter’s Ethereum NFT verification feature could solve the problem
NFTs have in the last few months become something close to social currency among devotes of Ethereum and similar smart contract blockchains. Owners of the digital collectibles have recently been posting their NFTs as their profile pictures. Sadly, most NFTs are JPEGs, meaning anyone could easily copy someone else’s NFT and place it as their profile pictures.
Currently, it’s hard to distinguish between the original Bored Ape NFTs and several fake accounts carrying the same image. Even though it should be possible for Twitter’s Ethereum NFT verification feature could solve the problem once and for all, there are still a few skeptics who include Bitcoin maximalist grublés of blockchain tech firm Blockstream. He 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 then we’ve come to know and love about ETH.”
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