FP trendsSep 06, 2021 11:03:38 AM IS
Twitter could soon allow its users to add Bitcoin and Ethereum to their profiles for tips on cryptocurrencies. App developer Alessandro Paluzzi backed the claim with a tweet, confirming that the social media giant is working to allow users to “add Bitcoin and Ethereum addresses to their profiles to get tips about the tip jar feature.” obtain”.
#Twitter is working on adding your # Bitcoin and # Ethereum address to your profile to get tips about the Tip Jar function 👀
ℹ️ It is not necessary to link a Strike account to add them to your profile. pic.twitter.com/xT9Tg1vdzR
– Alessandro Paluzzi (@ alex193a) September 2, 2021
He also posted a screenshot showing how users will be notified when they can get tips in cryptocurrency through the microblogging site. If Paluzzi is believed, Twitter will update its Tip Jar feature that was announced in May this year.
Twitter’s Tip Jar feature is designed to enable creators, nonprofits, and journalists to monetize their tweets with tips. The microblogging site allowed users to share links to their Bandcamp, Cash app, Patreon, Paypal and Venmo accounts for tips from their followers in the early stages of this feature. Now the company seems to be gradually moving towards adding cryptocurrencies as a new payment option.
Twitter could use Strike’s services to generate Bitcoin bills over the Lightning Network, according to the reports. However, Paluzzi disagrees, saying that it is not necessary to link a Strike account in order to add Bitcoin and Ethereum addresses to user profiles.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has been discussing and interested in cryptocurrencies for some time. According to him, Bitcoin would “unite a deeply divided country,” reports Looking for Alpha.
During Twitter’s conference call in July, Dorsey called it a “big part” of the future of Twitter. “I think there are a lot of innovations going beyond just currencies, especially when we think about decentralizing social media more and providing more economic incentives,” he said, stressing that Bitcoin could become an integral part of Twitter.
A report from MacRumors suggests that bitcoin tips have been released for iOS beta code. However, the iOS beta testers cannot currently access the function.