The CEO of Tesla, Elon Musk, commented on Twitter’s new NFT profile as “annoying”. The social network of crypto-lovers has introduced Non-Fungible Token hexagonal avatars.
Elon Musk and the new NFT profile pictures of Twitter
A few hours ago, the richest man in the world, Elon Musk, made a comment about the new NFT profile picture of Twitter, which has just been introduced.
This is annoying pic.twitter.com/KAkDl29CTX
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 21, 2022
“This is annoying
Twitter is spending engineering resources on this bs while crypto scammers are throwing a spambot block party in every thread!?”
Musk criticizes Twitter’s investment in introducing the new NFT profile pictures which are non-fungible hexagonal avatars that only Twitter Blue subscribers can access, using an iOS device and connecting their crypto wallet.
What is Twitter’s new NFT profile picture?
Just yesterday afternoon, Twitter announced the new feature for Twitter Blue subscribers:
“gm! You asked (a lot), so we made it. Now rolling out in Labs: NFT Profile Pictures on iOS”.
As represented by the tutorial video in the tweet, you can spot how Twitter’s new NFT profile picture works, still in its early stages. Basically, by connecting their crypto-wallet between Coinbase Wallet, Rainbow, MetaMask, Trust Wallet, Argent, or Ledger Live, users can choose one of their NFTs and set it as their profile picture in seconds.
Although the feature is only usable by Twitter Blue subscribers (which costs $2.99 per month), the new NFT profile picture will be visible to all users of the social network. Not only that, users can also learn more about other people’s NFT avatars, such as their owners, creators, series description, as well as authenticity verification.
At the moment, Twitter’s new NFT profile picture only supports static images, such as JPEG and PNG files, minted on the Ethereum (ETH) blockchain, including the ERC-721 and ERC-1155 token standards.
When a trade of the NFT still set as a profile image takes place, the feature will not show any information regarding its ownership when clicked.
Elon Musk not yet interested in NFT-mania
The CEO of Tesla, Elon Musk, doesn’t seem to be very interested or involved in the NFT industry yet. Last month, to stay on track, he introduced NFT-mania in one of his joking tweets.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 16, 2021
Overall, despite the boom in NFTs in 2021 and, according to predictions for 2022 as well, it seems Musk is still much more interested in cryptocurrencies such as his beloved meme-coin Dogecoin (DOGE).
Last week, Musk announced that as of that time, Tesla merchandise can be purchased online by paying in DOGE. A piece of news that had seen the price of DOGE increase by 13% in just 3 hours.