Instagram’s platform for non-fungible tokens (NFT), which the firm is calling “digital collectibles,” is now available in 100 countries, the Facebook parent Meta-backed social media giant said.
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- With support for Coinbase and Dapper wallets added, Instagram now supports wallets from Rainbow, MetaMask and Trust Wallet as well as three blockchains, Ethereum, Polygon, and Flow.
- The expansion doesn’t include the blockchain Solana and Phantom wallet as promised in May. The two are in the whirl of a massive exploit this week.
- Instagram said the “digital collectibles” will open new pathways for artistic connections and monetization.
- Instagram has over 1 billion monthly active users, with plenty of creators using the platform to promote and market their art.
- In May, Instagram started testing digital collectibles with some creators and collectors, including options to share and purchase NFTs.
- Meta is expanding on virtual goods, as it launched virtual fashion store Meta Avatars in June, offering paid custom avatars for its social media apps, including Instagram, Facebook, and Messenger.
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