NFT Hater Builds Plug-in to Auto-Block NFT People on Twitter

Mcclure, a developer, GitHub contributor and obvious hater of NFTs, has built a plug-in that allows the auto-blocking of NFT proponents on Twitter. The release of the tool comes within 24 hours of Twitter rolling out its NFT verification feature for anyone who wants to prove they do in fact own the NFT they have displayed as their profile picture.

The “NFTBlocker” is a Google Chrome and Firefox plug-in that blocks Twitter users who have NFT profile pictures. Users who have installed the tool can press the “run NFT block” button, which then scrolls the page and blocks anybody with a seemingly offensive picture. According to the developer, future versions will scan the user’s notifications and run the blocking process automatically.

Why Block NFT Users?

Explaining on the GitHub page why anybody would be interested in blocking NFT users, Mcclure summarised three reasons:

  • NFTs are designed in a “foolish way” and their impact on global warming is great.
  • The NFT market is rife with scams and art theft.
  • NFT users are just irritating to be around.

The developer also gave his take on NFTs, providing an in-depth explanation. According to Mcclure, an NFT is an “investment scam”. In the README section of the GitHub page, Mcclure indicated the driving force behind Twitter’s pivot to using NFTs. The developer claims that former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey “is invested in cryptocurrency and if Twitter makes NFTs more popular, Jack Dorsey will make money”.

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Mcclure might be a little misinformed in this instance, given that Dorsey has demonstrated little interest in NFTs since stepping down as CEO of Twitter in 2021.

Jana Serfontein
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Jana Serfontein

Jana has keen interest in what cryptocurrencies have to offer in regards to NGO’s, governments and the financial system. And is also intrigued with the psychological effect that cryptocurrencies have on society.

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