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:
- Launch the Twitter for iOS app.
- Open your profile.
- You should see a notification about using an NFT as your profile picture. Tap the Choose NFT option.
- Connect Twitter to the cryptocurrency wallet that contains the NFT you want to use.
- 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.
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.
Yalla!Hub Forms New Partnership With WEE Marketplace
The collaboration will accelerate e-commerce digitalization and allow for speedy deliveries across the Gulf countries.
After raising $6 million to expand into Saudi Arabia and Qatar, Yalla!Hub is now set to collaborate with WEE to facilitate the sale of products through both YallaMarket and the WEE marketplace. The companies plan to enhance the GCC e-commerce market using a range of innovative solutions for sales and delivery, presenting new opportunities for Emirati-based and foreign suppliers.
“This collaboration with WEE Marketplace signifies a major step forward in our mission to revolutionize e-commerce through digitalization in the UAE and GCC, making market entry and operations smoother both for customers and businesses. With this partnership, we’re able to extend the reach of brands to a wider audience,” explained Leo Dovbenko, CEO of Yalla!Hub.
Meanwhile, new partner WEE is uniquely positioned in the UAE and already well known for fast delivery services. The company’s WEE Marketplace will soon feature goods from Yalla!Hub on their platform, empowering Dubai shoppers with 1-hour delivery windows and a next-day service across the rest of the Emirates.
“WEE Marketplace and Yalla!Hub are absolute leaders of the UAE fast e-commerce market, and this partnership opens new horizons for brands, allowing them to enter at once both platforms. We choose the brands very carefully, aiming to give the best products to our customers,” said Anastasia Kim, CEO and co-founder of WEE marketplace.
The Emirati e-commerce market has now reached a value of nearly $13 billion and is expected to grow to $20 billion by 2027. Express deliveries account for 5.5% of total merchandise turnover, which currently stands at around $700 million. Among the express delivery categories, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, flowers, and groceries lead the way.