It was fast. Within 24 hours of the Twitter Non-Fungible Token, or NFT, releasing the iOS update profile picture, a github contributor scrambled mcclure and shared a browser extension that automatically blocks Twitter accounts with an NFT profile picture.
A program called NFTBlocker blocks Twitter Blue subscribers from paying for the iOS service who choose to display NFT as their profile picture.
The extension works with Chrome and Firefox on the desktop, and while it’s an early prototype, “future versions of this plugin will automatically check and block your alerts.”
But why would anyone code such an extension? According to McClure’s README, this is because NFT is an “investment scam.”
Do not cut words:
“In short, NFT users are annoying to exist. People who have purchased NFTs must continue to advertise to others to buy NFTs or the NFTs they have purchased will lose their value. NFT clicks on Twitter are full accounts of little dolls, dog piles, and indifferent monkey copies. Banning NFT users is causing NFT is only meant to improve Twitter.”
The web developer also recommends using the Better TweetDek app to block users of NFT profile pictures.
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However, McClure appears to be somewhat misleading about the driving force behind Twitter’s role in using NFT. In the README section, McClure claims that Jack Dorsey “invests in cryptocurrency, and if Twitter makes NFT more popular, Jack Dorsey will make money.”
While Jack Dorsey is a big investor in cryptocurrency, he has shown little interest in NFTs since stepping down as Twitter CEO last year.
He devoted his career to facilitating the adoption, mining, and development of Bitcoin during his new role as CEO of Block. He recently announced the creation of the Bitcoin Legal Defense Fund, as well as the integration of the Cash app for instant payments.