Reports said that a series of tweets made by Reddit engineer, Rahul, highlights Reddit’s efforts to improve user interaction through various cryptocurrency initiatives.
It has been reported that the platform, as reported in July 2021, had launched its own layer-two rollup using Arbitrum technology for its rewards points, named Community Points.
The website stated:
“Your Community Points exist on the blockchain, independently of Reddit, where they can only be controlled by you (just like Bitcoin (BTC) !).”
However, Reddit's partnership with Offchain Labs’ Arbitrum network will allow for the creation of a separate blockchain instance, to be used for storing users’ tokenized community points. Currently, the community points of around 80,000 users from two subreddits, r/cryptocurrency, and r/FortNiteBR, have been moved to the Rinkeby Testnet on the Arbitrum network, which, according to Rahul, will be scaled for gasless transactions.
The report said that Reddit communities will also have the ability to fork blockchains through community-based decisions, in addition to allowing the scope to explore new monetization strategies with Web 3.0.
“When we all pull this off, we would onboard 500M web2 users into web3 and then there is no going back. Let me say that again - 500 million new crypto users.”
Likewise, Reddit has been home to a number of community-driven crypto initiatives including Dogecoin (DOGE) fundraisers, and continues to cater to a vast crypto community. On October 22, it has been reported on Reddit’s lookout for a senior backend engineer for a platform responsible for “millions of users to create, buy, sell and use NFT-backed digital goods.”
According to Reddit via the job posting:
“With every new NFT project, a vibrant community of owners pops up with it. Over time, we believe this will only grow, and NFTs will play a central role in how fans support their favorite creators and communities.”
Thus, other social media platforms including Twitter and TikTok have also started allowing NFT exposure to its users, signaling a bigger possibility of crypto’s mainstream adoption.