Use Twitter, get paid in Bitcoin

  • Twitter has announced that it will allow users to tip their favourite creators using bitcoin.
  • Users could previously tip with traditional currency using Square’s cash app, but now Twitter will integrate Strike’s bitcoin lightning wallet service to enable BTC tips.
  • The social media giant first introduced their tipping feature back in May, to experiment with helping creators earn payment from their followers for the content they create on the platform.
  • Twitter does not take a cut from its Tips feature. Strike founder and CEO Jack Mallers explained in a video announcing the Twitter launch: “We just made an instant, free remittance payment, from Chicago, Illinois, USA to San Salvador, El Salvador over Twitter. Why would anyone ever use Western Union again? When you take one of the world’s largest social internet networks and you combine it with the world’s best open monetary network, Twitter accidentally becomes one of the best remitting experiences in the world.”

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