It has been a long time since Twitter has surprised us with an innovation in its social network and Dorsey wants to change this. The CEO of Twitter is highly involved in the world of cryptocurrencies and NFTs, and it is in this area that Twitter is already fully prepared to win the game over Instagram.
Twitter will lead the battle of the NFTs
Twitter is very serious about NFTs. Despite the fact that many people still do not understand how it works and the large number of haters that this technology carries behind their backs, the truth is that Twitter is very sure of the usefulness that non-fungible tokens can contribute to its social network. All the information that has been published in recent weeks goes in this direction, which means that the Jack Dorsey network wants to lead this unprecedented movement.
A few weeks ago the rumor mill began about how this new technology will integrate the 280-character network. Some insiders published small pills so that we could speculate the different applications that NFTs may have in the future of the social network. Now we know that integration is going to be much more serious, and that it can be much more useful than it seemed at first.
Justin Taylor already told us that the profile images uploaded via the token portfolio were going to show different than the normal images, but he really knew us little, since in that first preview , the NFTs were going to go quite unnoticed. Now, in an information published by Jane Manchun Wong, an expert hacker in extracting information from applications, it has been known that we will be able to recognize an NFT on Twitter with the naked eye . How? Well, because the profile image will not be round, but hexagonal .
What use does Twitter want to give to NFTs?
When we talk about NFT, we always refer to its ability to concentrate in a token the uniqueness and ownership of a digital property, normally related to multimedia art. However, NFTs have more facets . Twitter seems to be focusing its vision on the concept of “digital signature”, an inseparable characteristic of NFTs.
Any profile that acquires its image from an NFT will display differently. This will serve to differentiate a normal image from a profile signed with a non-fungible token. By clicking on the hexagon, we will be shown the information associated with the NFT , that is, the name of the creator of the image, the current owner who has signed the Twitter account and the corresponding traceability so that we can follow the trace that said has passed token by the blockchain since its inception until today.
This Twitter system could extend far beyond the profile pictures themselves. If a good foundation is created, the social network could bring to light the true potential of NFTs, solving doubts about the intellectual property of the works at the same time that they serve to give authenticity to a profile. These news seem to be hidden in the beta channel of mobile apps, so they should reach our screens in a matter of a few weeks.