Twitter launches collection of 7 free NFT’s that were minted on the Rarible market and are offered on other platforms. In less than an hour, almost 3 million users request their free NFT.
The Twitter team announced this Wednesday, June 30, the launch of “140 free NFTs for 140 of your best friends.”
The official account of the microblogging platform changed its headline to make it clear that they will be focused on non-fungible tokens: “I stopped hydrating because tweeting about NFT keeps me young now”, as it reads.
The platform shared seven themed pieces on the social network itself. One of them refers to Jack Dorsey’s first tweet, while another shows the evolution of the Twitter logo.
All 7 pieces were minted on the NFT Rarible market.
It is a collection of only 20 equal NFT’s of each design, for a total of 140.
All the details about the launch strategy have not yet been revealed, nor what this new foray of Twitter into the world of NFTs consists of, but offers are already being made for the pieces promised in the Valuables market.
Current offers range from 0.12 wETH (a wrapped version of ether), with a value of US$255 to 1 wETH (US$2,147).
The official announcement of the free NFT in Twitter sparked an immediate uproar.
It logged almost 3 million comments in less than an hour. That is because the only possibility that a user can obtain one of the 140 NFTs is that they respond to the initial message of the platform to opt for one of them.
Last March, Jack Dorsey, co-founder and CEO of Twitter, sold his first tweet in the form of an NFT for US$2.9 million to a Malaysian businessman. The sale was part of the boom that has been unleashed around non-fungible tokens, with more and more athletes and artists launching their own pieces.