Twitter Allows Users to Tip Creators With Ethereum
Marking the platform’s latest foray into crypto.
Twitter will allow users to tip creators with Ethereum, the company announced on Wednesday. The new update also includes support for several other payment services, including Barter, Paga and Paytm.
“Have you set up Tips on your profile yet so it’s easy for people to show their support?” Twitter Support wrote on the social media platform before announcing the expansion.
Have you set up Tips on your profile yet so it’s easy for people to show their support?
Yes: Cool, we’ve added Paga, Barter by Flutterwave, Paytm, and the option to add your Ethereum address.
No: What are you waiting for? Here’s how: https://t.co/Id5TwTpnCF
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) February 16, 2022
“Like Twitter, digital currencies operate without global barriers. We’re excited to incorporate Ethereum in addition to Bitcoin payment in Tips, enabling more people to participate in the digital economy with as little friction as possible,” a Twitter spokesperson said in a statement via TechCrunch.
Bitcoin tips had already been accessible on Twitter through Strike’s Lightning Network, which lowered fees on payments. Twitter’s Ethereum expansion marks the platform’s latest foray into blockchain, following a slew of crypto-related features including hexagonal NFT profile pictures.
Users can send a tip to a creator by simply tapping the “Tips” icon on their profile. Users must be at least 18 years old to enable the tip feature in their profile settings.
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