Twitter may be implementing bitcoin on the platform, reveals leaked image
An image leaked on the microblog reinforces the initiative’s thesis, even left “on the air” by CEO Jack Dorsey last month.
The assumption came from a post by the Macrumors website on Tuesday (31), which says that the latest Twitter beta update features support for providing bitcoin tips to content creators using the “Tip Jar” feature.
“Bitcoin isn’t yet available to select as a tip option for beta users, but code in the beta suggests that Twitter is in the process of rolling it out.” says the site.
More recent details from Twitter’s beta version indicate that users will be directed to a tutorial on Bitcoin as well as the Lightning Network system, as well as explaining wallets and asset custody, the post added.
This Wednesday morning (01), user Alessandro Paluzzi, who introduces himself as a mobile developer, published a supposedly leaked image that reinforces the hypothesis. He wrote: “Twitter is working on the ability to receive tips in Bitcoin.”
— Alessandro Paluzzi (@alex193a) September 1, 2021
Twitter is clearly working closely with Bitcoin Lightning and App Strike to generate bitcoin invoices. As a result, Twitter users will need a Strike account to receive tips.
The publication also noted that another Dorsey company, Square, has bitcoin on its balance sheet and has recently committed to building a portfolio of bitcoin hardware.
“We’re going to build the portfolio completely openly, from software to hardware design, and in collaboration with the community,” he said in early June.