Reddit is testing out NFT profile photos on its platform, with the information coming only a week or so after Twitter carried out the same characteristic.
The favored social media platform had around 430 million month-to-month customers in 2021, and is reportedly engaged on an NFT profile image implementation that can allow customers to set their profile image to any non-fungible token with an connected picture.
In an Interview with Techcrunch on January 27 , Reddit spokesperson Tim Rathschmidt stated that:
“We’re at all times exploring methods to offer worth for customers and communities on Reddit. In the meanwhile we’re testing the flexibility to make use of NFTs as profile photos (avatars) and confirm possession.”
“It’s a small, inside take a look at and no selections have been made about increasing or rolling out the potential,” he added.
Earlier within the week an app developer posted a banner from Reddit selling the characteristic, suggesting the checks are already nicely superior.
— Nima Owji (@nima_owji) January 21, 2022
Twitter additionally introduced NFT profile photos final week, obtainable to Twitter Blue subscribers on iOS . Nonetheless NFTs have met with a substantial backlash from players and Web2 devs not too long ago. A day after the launch a github contributor shared a browser extension that mechanically blocks Twitter accounts utilizing NFT profile photos.
Reddit has been experimenting with varied initiatives round NFTs for a while. It even arrange a devoted page for NFT-related actions at nft.reddit.com.
In Might 2020, the corporate introduced cryptocurrency tokens for its /r/cryptocurrency and /r/Fortnite communities. These tokens had been referred to as MOONs and BRICKs and are based mostly on Ethereum requirements.