Phantom – the most popular Solana wallet – announced a new feature to remove spam NFTs from your wallet. Users will also get bonus $SOL for doing so.
Unwanted NFTs have become a growing problem in recent months, not only with clutter but those with harmful intents. Most “airdropped” NFTs contain malicious phishing links that can lead to users’ wallets being drained.
These NFTs sometimes prompt users to connect their wallets to claim a “free mint” or sometimes ask them to input their seed phrases – which of course, you should never do.
Burning in action
I too, like many others, have received these “spam” NFTs in my wallet.
Let’s head over to phantom and check out the process.
Inside my collectibles, I have one NFT that is clearly spam. I’ve never even purchased one with this wallet. Let’s BURN IT!
When I click onto the NFT I get the option to “Burn all tokens…” In this case, it’s only the one but click on that regardless. I then get a window asking to accept the Burn and it shows how much of a rebate I’ll get in SOL .
0.00203928 SOL in return to burn a free NFT I don’t want? Sounds like a good deal to me.
Wait for the transaction to go through, and that all! No more NFT.
The transaction will then show up in your recent activity.
Spam free future
Phantom has taken on the challenge of fighting spam and have collaborated with Blowfish to introduce an advanced phishing warning system.
“When spam NFTs trick users into using a misleading site, we issue a warning on any malicious transactions that could compromise their assets or permissions.”Phantom
Phantom plans to continue improving and implementing spam prevention in future updates.