Your "Right Click, Save As" is No Good Here | 1.21.22

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Mar 21, 2022

Your "Right Click, Save As" is No Good Here | 1.21.22

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Your "Right Click, Save As" is No Good Here

Crypto supporters and NFT enthusiasts alike will soon be able to dismiss the ever popular NFT shade saying of “right click, save as.”

Twitter Blue is developing a way for users to have their favorite NFTs as their profile picture. Verified owners only. The system will require users to log into their wallets via Twitter to ensure legitimacy, and through that portal they can select which NFT in their wallet they would like to be their online face. 

This addition will break away from the circular PFP tradition and those with verified NFT profiles will have a hexagon shaped photo. 

To be clear, this isn’t anyone with a Twitter account. This is specifically for Twitter Blue users. What’s Twitter Blue? TB is a paid subscription of $2.99 USD a month that offers additional Twitter features not given to those with free accounts. 

CryptoBatz in Hot Water

A pretty big miscommunication from both official CryptoBatz and Ozzy Osbourne Twitter accounts have left members of their community shortchanged – and that’s putting it mildly. 

Tweets were published from both accounts linking an old Discord server for the community to use. Except for when the project created a new link for the Discord, they failed to delete the tweets or notify the community of the change. 

This caused hackers to take over the old server and set up a phishing bot asking people to connect to a provided link to input their wallets. This led to people being drained of their cryptocurrencies, which resulted in hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars lost. 

Discord, where many NFT projects house their communities for chatting, is being blamed for the unfortunate incident by CryptoBatz. 

Neither Twitter presence has acknowledged the mishap, even after multiple people have tweeted at them the issue and their concerns. 

In an emailed statement to The Verge, Sutter Systems founder “Jepeggi” said of the issue: “Although we feel very sorry for the people that have fallen prey to these scams, we cannot take responsibility for the actions of scammers exploiting Discord — a platform that we have absolutely no control over.” 

“In our opinion this situation and hundreds of others that have taken place across other projects in the NFT space could have easily been prevented if Discord just had a better response/support/fraud team in place to help big projects like ours.”

Sutter Systems are the developers behind the CryptoBatz NFT project. Discord said they were aware of the issue and are investigating the situation. 

Peter Day, senior manager for corporate communications said, “Our Trust & Safety team is in touch with the server owners and are investigating the incident… Our team takes action when we become aware of attacks like this one, including banning users and shutting down servers.

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