There have been rumors for some time that Twitter could implement the Bitcoin Lightning network on its platform. And recently screenshots appeared showing the possibility of adding BTC and ETH addresses to one’s own Twitter profile. This means that Twitter will bring the integration of Bitcoin and Ethereum very soon. They also plan on tipping content creators with Bitcoin. Here is the tweet that shares the screenshots of the option on the mobile version of the app.
#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
A big step!
Jack Dorsey, the founder and CEO of Twitter, has always been a big bitcoin bull. He has long been a supporter of cryptocurrency and its development, and it’s not surprising that Jack plans to add BTC support to Twitter. They also plan to build a hardware wallet that is open source and will securely store all of your tokens.
Bitcoin integration in Twitter will also be very optimistic for the cryptocurrency. It will drive adoption even further as Twitter is one of the largest social media platforms in the world. It will also increase usage as more creators can accept tips in BTC using the lightning network without significant fees.
The unexpected part
Jack appears to be a bitcoin maximalist, which means that he doesn’t want to consider other cryptocurrencies at all. Hence, it is shocking to see that Ethereum is also supported on the platform. Perhaps the sheer popularity of Ethereum has made developers reconsider their decision and add it as well. But until it’s officially announced, we can’t be entirely sure what the feature set is and what it is about.
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