A group of Brazilians have created a tool called Verifygram, which aims to use blockchain technology to combat fake profiles that plague social networks, especially Instagram.
The damage to the image of companies, influencers, and ordinary people is significant when fake products act out financial fraud against followers.
Get Verifying a profile directly through Instagram can be a very complicated and expensive processIn addition, it is not accessible to everyone. Many people have difficulties meeting the required criteria and not all accounts are accepted for verification.
You must use the Instagram Profile Verifier on Blockchain NFTs
With the growth of Web3.0 in Brazil, another solution has emerged in the data and image protection sector.
The use of blockchain and NFTs makes the verification process more secure and transparent, ensuring the authenticity and integrity of the information provided. This is especially important for digital influencers, artists, businesses, and others who want to verify their Instagram account and build trust with their followers.
Phelipe Campodônico, co-founder of Verifygram, explains that he had this idea about a year ago, after several fake profiles with his name appeared and the Instagram platform took no action.
“When I had this idea in March 2022, I no longer knew what to do to try to somehow prevent these fake profiles. People got hurt by falling for the scams these profiles apply and somehow damaging my reputation.”
In addition, lawyers Artêmio Picanço and Caio Sanas are part of the project, who act against fraud in the cryptocurrency sector and also have problems with fake profiles using their photos.
Blockchain will fight fake profiles
According to Phelipe, the big difference with Verifygram is that it will issue NFTs after the document validation process and also proof of connection between the profile reported by the user and the documents submitted.
That is, the tool guarantees the certainty that the NFT and the social network really belong to a specific individual.
The main goal of the platform is to fight against the fake profiles that multiply every day on Instagram using the blockchain.
“Our ultimate goal is to somehow combat the spread of fake profiles and protect people. Content producers, influencers, and companies devote a lot of time to building good reputations. We cannot allow fake profiles to run at random and harm the real people who rely on their networks. We want to create a new culture: a culture Verification, where people before following a profile look for a user’s NFT verification tool, which will be their identity in social networks and digital environments.”
Simple steps to verify profile
The process of creating a Verifygram Profile Checker NFT is simple. First, the user creates an account on the platform and pays an NFT (non-fungible token).
Then, just submit your documents and inform your Instagram profile. After that, just wait for the documents to be parsed.
If all is well, the NFT will be issued to the user and will be available for them to withdraw to their wallet and integrate with Instagram.