Twitter to let users send Bitcoin and Ethereum via Tip Jar

Twitter to let users send Bitcoin and Ethereum via Tip Jar
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Twitter has been in the process of adding several new features to its platform lately.

Like, earlier this year, it added a nifty Tip Jar feature to let users send a monetary tip to their favorite creators.

Now, Twitter has confirmed that it will soon let users send Bitcoin and Ethereum to other Twitter users via Tip Jar.

This Bitcoin payments support for Twitter’s Tip Jar is currently under development.

The tipster has also shared a sneak peek of this new feature in a recent tweet.

Twitter users who have already enabled the Tip Jar feature will be able to add their Bitcoin and Ethereum addresses to their profiles for receiving the payments from their followers.

Twitter will be using the Lightning Network. It is an alternate payment protocol to Bitcoin’s primary network, for transactions.

The company is using Strike’s services to generate the Bitcoin Lightning invoices to enable faster payments and lower transaction fees.

When it comes to availability, Twitter has not yet mentioned a specific timeline for the release of this new feature.

But we can expect the micro-blogging giant to roll out the feature sooner.

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