The CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, recently sold his first tweet to a company in New York, which is a startling revelation to many. Now the tweet is coming to life, as a hat.
Tweets are coming to life as a hat
Twitter isn’t the first place you’d expect to find a top-secret plan to increase paid users’ visibility and engagement. However, in its latest earnings call, the social networking company revealed a suite of upgrades that are sure to excite and enrage. For starters, it’s making available a bevy of new features that allow users to take control of the content they view. A new pinned tweet feature is among the most notable. It’s a nice way for Twitter to keep your followers engaged with you. Likewise, new features like a Twitter dashboard and a dedicated mobile app will give you the power to interact with your followers from wherever you are, no matter what time of day or night. And in a world where everyone wants to know your every move, a notification system could come in handy.
The new service also includes features like direct messages and pinned tweets, giving users a peek into the personal lives of their friends.
Jack Dorsey is selling his first tweet as an NFT
In a move that could be compared to auctioning a painting, Jack Dorsey has put his first tweet up for auction. His original tweet, which was published on March 21, 2006, is now a non-fungible token (NFT).
Several months ago, entrepreneur Sina Estavi, who is CEO of the Malaysian-based blockchain firm Bridge oracle, bought Dorsey’s NFT for $2.9 million. He vowed to donate at least 50% of the proceeds to charity.
The sale was conducted on a popular NFT marketplace called OpenSea. Bidding ended on March 21. Seven offers were submitted. Only one bid reached the highest amount.
Estavi was released from custody nine months later. While he was in custody, he revived the BRG crypto token. This was a cryptocurrency backed by the cryptocurrency exchange Cryptoland. However, the token’s value fell to near-worthless levels.
When Dorsey auctioned his tweet, he said the money would go towards giving to GiveDirectly’s Africa Response project. This is a project that gives money to people living in poverty.
A 40-year-old evangelical businessman, Jason Citron, is currently the co-founder of the popular Discord chatting app, which allows users to chat privately with other users. While the site has been criticised for its lack of security features and other problems, it recently released a poll asking users about whether or not they would be happy to see Discord support crypto wallets. When outraged Discord users pointed out this poll, Citron clarified the tweet and responded with a screenshot.
The Discord founder’s tweet drew an immediate response from both angry and passionate users. As of Wednesday evening, however, Citron clarified his tweet and said that he had only been discussing the integration of MetaMask, a shorthand language that is used in the crypto community, and not crypto wallets.