Tesla CEO Elon Musk is not buying Twitter’s new NFT integration feature. Musk, in a Friday morning tweet, slammed the social media giant for allocating engineering resources towards NFT integration while doing little to tackle spam activity on its platform.
Musk’s criticism of Twitter’s lack of trying to curb spam activity is not farfetched. Malicious actors often create fake accounts to impersonate the Tesla boss and other notable figures just to promote crypto giveaways. In 2020, for example, an impersonator acting as Musk was able to steal $2 million from many unsuspecting victims. Interestingly, crypto scammers had already set camp on Musk’s tweet complaining about their activities. One wrote:
To celebrate Tesla merch buyable with Dogecoin, we are giving away $10,000,000 coins. Is it a unique opportunity in life to become a millionaire?
As reported by BTC PEERS, the social media company began rolling out access to verified NFT profile pictures for its Twitter Blue users. Some users have already embraced the new feature and are already sporting hexagon-shaped avatars that display NFT images.
Twitter’s move trails Meta’s plans to support NFT trading and verification in the coming months.