Rumors of the news have been swirling for months, with many predicting users will be able to mint new NFTs on Instagram and share those already in their collection.
During his speech, Zuckerberg said he hopes one day that users will be able to mint the clothes of their digital avatars as NFTs, but admitted there is still work to do before that can happen.
This is not Zuckerberg’s first foray into blockchain technology, of course. In 2019, the CEO infamously tried to launch a digital currency called Libra but the effort floundered in the face of massive political and regulatory blowback.
Several of the founding members of the so-called Libra Association left the project within months of its announcement after pressure from U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Brian Schatz (D-HI). By January 2022, Libra, by then called Diem, was dead.
More recently, during a virtual event last October,…