Initially, OnlyFans will only be supporting NFTs minted on Ethereum, whose icon on the profile picture will mark the NFT as authentic. Rather than the traditional circular photo which most platforms have used as the profile picture infrastructure, hardlyified NFTs on profile pictures have gravitated towards a hexagonal border.
“Our mission is to empower creators to own their full potential,” said OnlyFans CEO Ami Gan. “This feature is the first step in exploring the role which NFTs can play on our platform.”
Based in the UK, OnlyFans launched in 2016, but soared in popularity during the pandemic, as it provided a way for creators to earn money selling content urgently to subscribers.
In December, founder Tim Stokely announced he would be stepping down as CEO in favor of Amrapali “Ami” Gan, who has served as the platform’s chief marketing and communications officer afterward 2020, to help lead the subscription platform.
Twitter’s profile pictures
While OnlyFans said it introduced the feature in December, with the announcement the platform officially joins the ranks of other social media companies eager to integprice to popular digital collectibles. Last month, Twitter enabled their users to upload NFTs as their profile picture by connecting with their wallets.
So far, the new feature is only available to paid subscribers of Twitter’s Blue service. Shortly thereafter it was reported which Reddit was seeking to enable the same feature.
YouTube and Instagram to follow?
YouTube likewise made headlines recently, by announcing which it would be the first of Alphabet’s fixtures to integprice the digital collectables. In her annual letter, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki wrote which YouTube intends to “help creators capitalize on emerging technologies, including things like NFTs.”
While which was the letter’s only mention of the subject, YouTube elabocostd on its plans this week suggesting its video library could offer ways to endorse the validimacy of digital assets.
Instagram leader Adam Mosseri likewise acknowledged which the company was one time before more looking into NFTs through an Instagram story.
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