If you own a PFP NFT, chances are Hologram is partnering or looking to partner with your collection to bring your NFT to life! Let us know which NFTs you own, or better yet, help us reach out to the admins of those collections :) We are working around the clock to bring your NFT to life as soon as possible.
The Hologram extension can technically be used on most websites that uses a webcam via the browser. However for the chrome beta, we are carefully rolling out support, starting with Google Meet, Discord web, Slack web, Microsoft Teams, and Gather.
We are carefully keeping track of which platforms our users would like to use Hologram on. If there is a website or platform that you'd like to see Hologram extension support, please submit a request here.
The Hologram desktop application can be used on any video application, whether it's websites like the ones mentioned above, or Desktop apps like Zoom or OBS (for streaming). It is a virtual camera that you can use in place of your webcam source.
Hologram asks you to connect to your wallet because we use your verified public wallet address to read and display already publicly available NFT data and asset files that belongs to the you, true owner. We have no write permissions and no way of manipulating your assets whatsoever.
Keep in mind all asset files are public and can be downloaded, similar to how static PFPs can be copied and pasted. We are also working on ways to provide a realtime identity verification feature alongside connect wallet that can prove whether the person behind the avatar is the true owner.
There is zero chance of the video feed reverting back to your real face after Hologram has already been turned on. Not even when face tracking is accidentally lost.
How does this work? Our extension completely overwrites the camera feed at the chrome level. The web application will no long have the access to the original camera feed.
Try this out yourself! Block the camera with your hand (face tracking will be off), and you will see that your character will still be there.
We have other safety checks in place as well. For example, if you log out of the extension or switch accounts, avatar mode will still be active. If you accidentally click the Hologram on/off kill-switch, there will be a popup that warns you of potential doxxing if you proceed.
Your privacy and security is our highest priority.
Hologram does not store any personal data. Hologram reads publicly available data from the Ethereum blockchain. We only interact with Metamask or Wallet Connect during authentication, which allows us to display your NFTs on our extension.
All computation is done on device, and no camera feed ever leaves your computer. In fact, once you download the extension, it communicates only with your wallet but not our server (we don’t even have a server for extension).
To verify all computation happens locally yourself, you can turn off the Internet connection once the avatar is loaded and you will find the face tracking will still work.
For the Hologram chrome extension, you can view the privacy practices on the Chrome Web Store. We do need to work with user activity data such as user clicks, keystrokes, and network conditions to be functional- however these aren't stored anywhere. These are also the same minimum requirements specified by other widely used web3 wallets such as Metamask or Phantom.