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Twitter Now Lets Users Set NFTs As Profile Pictures

The new feature is currently only available in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand through Twitter’s iOS app.

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Non-fungible tokens, or NFTs for short, are redefining the art industry and making some of their creators obscenely rich. Since the early days, NFT fans have been discussing the latest twist on blockchain technology on Twitter, often using their most cherished NFTs as profile pictures.

But since NFTs are technically just receipts to patronage that don’t prevent anyone from right-clicking on them and making as many copies as they want, distinguishing their rightful owners from impostors hasn’t been easy — until now.

All Twitter Blue paid subscribers in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand can now use the Twitter for iOS app (no other versions are supported at the moment) to connect to their crypto wallet and use their NFTs as profile pictures. Here’s how:

  1. Launch the Twitter for iOS app.
  2. Open your profile.
  3. You should see a notification about using an NFT as your profile picture. Tap the Choose NFT option.
  4. Connect Twitter to the cryptocurrency wallet that contains the NFT you want to use.
  5. Choose your desired NFT and tap Done.

Even though it’s currently possible to set NFTs as profile pictures only on iOS, the results are visible to users across all versions of Twitter. To visually stand out from regular profile pictures, Twitter displays NFTs in an hexagonal outline instead of the regular circular outline.

Also Read: A Beginner’s Guide To Getting Started With NFTs

The NFT feature is powered by OpenSea, an online marketplace for NFTs. Since the feature depends on a third party, it could stop working if something happened to OpenSea. The profile pictures themselves are most likely cached on Twitter’s servers, however, so they probably would still be visible.

Twitter’s embrace of NFTs, which are closely tied to the cryptocurrency Ethereum, comes shortly after the departure of the company’s former CEO, Jack Dorsey, who is known for rejecting other cryptocurrencies besides Bitcoin.

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Initial Trials Of Dubai’s Driverless Evocargo Trucks Completed

Testing was announced on July 17, and the completion is a major milestone towards upgrading the region’s logistics infrastructure.

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A Dubai-based company has completed the initial trials for the UAE’s first driverless trucks. The groundbreaking achievement by Evocargo, partnering with Dubai South, took place at Dubai South Logistics District, and marked a significant step towards incorporating autonomous technologies into the region’s wider logistics infrastructure.

Announced on Wednesday, July 17th, the trials featured the Evocargo N1 unmanned electric truck navigating a predetermined route within a controlled setting. The test involved interactions with common road obstacles such as cars, trucks, and pedestrians, aiming to evaluate the vehicle’s hardware and software reliability, accident prevention systems, and overall readiness for public road use.

Officials were keen to highlight that this accomplishment aligns with the UAE’s ambitious strategy to position itself as a global leader in innovation and technology adoption. The country aims to have 25% of all transportation in Dubai autonomous by 2030, underscoring its commitment to revolutionizing the logistics sector using advanced technologies.

Mohsen Ahmad, CEO of the Logistics District at Dubai South, emphasized the importance of the collaboration with Evocargo in enhancing the region’s logistics capabilities. He noted that autonomous vehicles are set to increase efficiency, reduce carbon emissions, and establish a sustainable logistics infrastructure that will benefit both Dubai and the wider UAE.

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Ahmed Al-Ansi, CEO of Evocargo Autonomous Logistic Services, also expressed optimism that the trials will draw new customers and investments across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. The partnership aims to lead in innovative tech solutions, further establishing the UAE as a pioneer in autonomous transportation.

The successful completion of the trials marks a crucial step towards realizing the UAE’s vision for a technologically advanced and sustainable future in which autonomous vehicles are expected to play a pivotal role in global logistics.

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