Twitter tipping jar enables users to give and receive Ethereum tips natively

Twitter tipping jar enables users to give and receive Ethereum tips natively


The social media platform, Twitter, had enabled Bitcoin payments in September 2021, making it the first cryptocurrency payment option available via its tipping jar. In a follow-up to the same, the social media platform has added a slew of fresh payment services to its existing tipping options on February 16.

The new additions include Ether (ETH), wherein users looking for ETH tips need to simply activate the platform’s tipping features and then add an Ethereum address to the dedicated section of their Twitter profile. However, attempting to add an ENS domain name instead of a full alphanumeric address has proved unsuccessful, resulting in an error box to indicate that the punctuation is invalid.

Where Bitcoin is concerned, tips can be sent via the Lightning Network that sends payment using the Strike app. Twitter has provided no additional details pertaining to tipping in ETH officially.

Of now, tips are only available for the platform’s users on iOS and Android phones, whereas Twitter lets users keep 100 per cent of the tips they receive.

The company has stated in a press release that tips can be used to “show support, an appreciation” as well as “help out or reward anyone you want” among emerging creators and journalists, Twitter Spaces hosts and more.

Other supported payment services on tipping jar include GoFundMe, Patreon, Cash App, Venmo and Wealthsimple.

Twitter has also recently rolled out a feature that lets Twitter Blue users upload nonfungible tokens, or NFTs, as their profile pictures. However, the feature is limited only to Twitter iOS users.

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