Reddit has partnered with cryptocurrency exchange FTX to integrate the social network’s Community Points feature with FTX Pay to allow Reddit users to buy Ether on the app.

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Fast facts

  • FTX Tuesday said the partnership enables Reddit users to purchase the second-largest crypto by market cap from supported Reddit apps and pay blockchain network fees for their Community Points on-chain transactions.
  • In 2020, Reddit launched Community Points, which live on blockchain, as a measure of reputation in users’ communities.
  • The social media giant’s move reflects its ambition to drive Web 3.0 innovation. In July, Reddit launched a new marketplace for non-fungible token (NFT) avatars.
  • This comes as U.S. social media firms are fueling their blockchain push, with Instagram announcing last week it was expanding its NFT platform to 100 countries.

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