That was fast. Inside 24 hours of the launch of the Twitter nonfungible token, or NFT, profile footage for iOS replace, a github contributor known as mcclure has coded up and shared a browser extension that robotically blocks Twitter accounts utilizing an NFT profile image.
This system known as NFTBlocker blocks paying subscribers of the Twitter Blue for iOS service who choose to show an NFT as their profile image.
The extension works with Chrome and Firefox on desktop and whereas an early prototype, “future variations of this plugin will scan your notifications and do the blocking robotically.”
However why would somebody code up such an extension? Based on mcclure’s README, it’s as a result of NFTs are an “funding rip-off.”
They don’t mince their phrases:
“Briefly, NFT customers are simply irritating to be round. Individuals who purchased NFTs need to hold hyping different folks to purchase NFTs or the NFTs they purchased will lose worth. Twitter NFT cliques are rife with sockpuppet accounts, dogpiling and indifferentiable monkey clones. Blocking NFT customers simply makes Twitter nicer.”
The online developer additionally recommends using the app Higher TweetDek to dam NFT profile image customers.
Nonetheless, mcclure seems considerably misinformed in regards to the driving drive behind Twitter’s pivot to utilizing NFTs. Within the README part, Mcclure claims that Jack Dorsey “is invested in cryptocurrency and if Twitter makes NFTs extra well-liked, Jack Dorsey will earn money.”
Whereas Jack Dorsey is massively invested in cryptocurrency, he has demonstrated little curiosity in NFTs since standing down as CEO of Twitter final yr.
He has devoted his profession to furthering Bitcoin adoption, mining and improvement beneath his new position of CEO of Block. He not too long ago introduced the Bitcoin Legal Defense Fund in addition to Cash App’s integration for lightning payments.