Twitter enables tipping with Bitcoin, plans to let users authenticate NFTs
Twitter is turning on the ability to ask for tips in Bitcoin through its app, making it the first major social network to embrace the cryptocurrency as a method of payment. The company also plans to let users connect their crypto wallets and authenticate the ownership of NFTs they tweet with a special badge.
Tipping was leaked in Twitter’s app code recently, but the company hasn’t made tips available until Thursday, when the feature is rolling out globally on iOS with Android to follow. Besides Bitcoin, Twitter will let users connect nine traditional payment providers, including Venmo and Cash App, to their profiles to accept tips. Twitter isn’t processing the payments itself.
The Bitcoin tips are facilitated by Strike, a Bitcoin wallet…