Yats is a new way to get attention in Web 3.0. So forget the NFTs, because now there is a new bubble!
Emojis are just as boring and meaningless as some NFTs. But now you can even buy a “single sequence” of emojis and use them for your web identity 3. The thought of buying emojis may (rightly) put you off. But recently a golden key emoji for over $400,000 sold.
Yats are as boring as they look. In a word, are Yats one emoji or multiple emojis whole. If you buy a yat, you can use your yat as a web ID. It’s like buying a web address. So you no longer need to type text in the browser line, but instead of www.diamondindustries.com you can also type 💎 💎 💎 there. But it only works if the browser supports it. But it is now often the case. But why?
Opera browser supports Yats
Opera is the first web browser to make these emoji-only web addresses possible. For the first time in internet history, users can browse the web by typing a series of emojis into the URL bar. No more letters, words or numbers.
These yat emoji sequences are advertised as “Usernames for Web 3”. And like NFTs, Yats are unique. This means that once the company sells you ownership of your custom emoji suite, only you can use it.
Yats and the Connection to Crypto Wallets
Opera browser’s built-in crypto support makes it possible to use Yats. The emoji sequence then becomes a personal domain or wallet address for the built-in, non-custodial Opera wallet. Now that you have your personal yat streak, you can also create it as an NFT.
Who is responsible for this nonsense?
Naveen Jain is the co-founder of Yat. He suggests that Yat is a new censorship-resistant Internet identity system:
“It allows anyone to use a custom sequence of emojis as a universal username. What if someone could be a fire dragon instead of John Smith 535, for example? Or a Unicorn Robot Dancer? What if you could do everything you can do with a normal username with this unique emoji username? For example send or receive money, chat with friends or create a website? One of the use cases we are excited about is this Use a yat as a replacement for long and unwieldy numeric addresses. Imagine how nice the user experience would be if, instead of copying, pasting, validating and testing a complex digital currency address, a user could simply send money to ‘🧔❤️🍨’.
$20 million of Yats already booked
Opera says 350 million users already use the company’s privacy browser. As early as 2018, Opera developed the first browser with an integrated crypto wallet and support for web 3. Opera has partnered with Yat to integrate the emoji system into Opera browsers for Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS. About $20 million yats have already been claimed. However, claimed does not mean they have been sold, only reserved.
Disclosure ( 😎 🎵 😎 ) and lil wayne ( 👽🎵 ) already have their unique emoji sequences. If you click on the Yats, you will be taken directly to the respective websites.
Jorgen Arnesen of Opera said: “It’s been almost 30 years since the World Wide Web was introduced to the public and until now there hasn’t been much innovation in the area of web links. People still use extensions like .com in their URLs. But with Yats integration, Opera users only need to use emojis to access websites. It’s new, easier and more fun.”
The yat sequence of lil wayne directs users to his record label, Steve Aokis (🎂🎵) Yats directs you to his website. The artists G-Eazy (🦇🌹), Kesha (🌈🚀👽), and 3LAU (🎵🎵) also use yats.
Naveen also says, “Whether you’re an artist, musician, creative, business owner, or just want to grow your fan base, this integration is invaluable and makes it easier for you to connect with your community and share content about your unique Yat emojis to share.
This could be the next big bubble that some people are investing a lot of money in. What would be the right emoji now? Oh, there it is. 🤢
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