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Instagram set to begin testing NFTs this week

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Instagram said in a on Monday that the Meta-owned company will collaborate with a few US-based artists and collectors who will be allowed to share their NTFs on the platform. This week marks the start of Instagram’s entry into NFTs

Instagram set to begin testing NFTs this week

Instagram set to begin testing NFTs this week

The -sharing social media platform plans to start small with NFTs, according to Instagram chief Adam Mosseri.


“Now I want to acknowledge up front that NFTs are all about distributing trust, distributing power. But Instagram is fundamentally a centralized platform, so there’s a tension there. So one of the reasons why we’re starting small is so that we can learn from the community, “ he said in a video posted on Twitter.

NFTs, or nonfungible tokens, are digital assets that are verified using blockchain technology. They’ve have been in the works at Meta for a while — CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke about the possibility of bringing NFTs to Instagram during his talk at SXSW in March.

“Over the next several months, [you’ll get] the ability to bring some of your NFTs in, and hopefully over time be able to mint things within that environment,” he said at the time.


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NFTs can be a part of a collection or standalone pieces of art. It can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to purchase a single NFT from popular collections like Bored Ape Yacht Club and CryptoPunks, while sales for rarer NFTs can end up in the millions.

Sports leagues like the NBA and MLB are also selling NFTs of highlights and cards. Last year, NFT baseball cards were sold for as little as $5 a pack, but this year the price went up to $25.

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