Mark Zuckerberg Announces NFT Integrations for Coinbase and Dapper
Mark Zuckerberg announced that Meta will launch new integrations for Coinbase and Dapper NFTs, according to an Instagram (IG) post from Zuckerberg himself.
"In honor of expanding digital collectible NFTs to 100 more countries on Instagram and launching new integrations with Coinbase and Dapper, I'm sharing my soon-to-be NFT old little league baseball card, which someone recently found and sent to me," Zuckerberg wrote on IG.
Instagram will support wallet connections from both Coinbase Wallet and Dapper platforms. NFTs minted on the Flow blockchain will be integrated.
Integration is simple. Connect your crypto wallet (MetaMask, Rainbow, Trust, Coinbase, or Dapper) and share your digital collectibles.
This announcement follows Instagram and Facebook "testing" NFT integrations back in early May 2022.
"This week, we're beginning to test digital collectibles with a handful of U.S. creators and collectors who will be able to share NFTs on Instagram," Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, said in a tweet. "There will be no fees associated with posting or sharing a digital collectible on IG."
At the time, Mosseri admitted that IG would be adopting NFT and blockchain technologies slowly to learn from community feedback.
“I want to acknowledge upfront that NFTs and blockchain technologies are all about distributing trust and distributing power,” Mosseri said. “But Instagram is fundamentally a centralized platform, so there’s a tension there. So one of the reasons why we’re starting small is we want to make sure that we can learn from the community. We want to make sure that we work out how to embrace those tenets of distributed trust and distributed power, despite the fact that we are, yes, a centralized platform."
Facebook launched NFT support for select creators in the end of June 2022. NFTs can be posted to Facebook and information about the collection and creator(s) will automatically populate.
"We're launching NFTs on Facebook," Navdeep Singh, a product manager at Meta, said on Twitter. "Excited to share what I've been working on with the world."
Updates on the progress of these two soft launches have not yet been released.