Twitter: Elon Musk reportedly plans to build crypto functionality to payments service
- Elon Musk’s Twitter plans on bringing payment services that could add support to crypto
- Dogecoin registered a rise in its value following the report
Dogecoin (DOGE), Elon Musk’s go-t0 cryptocurrency, has seen a rise in its value over developments happening at Twitter. According to a report by Financial Times, Twitter has been designing software to bring in payments service on the platform. And, this platform could extend support to crypto.
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Payments services coming to Twitter
In addition, the social media giant has been applying for licenses in various states in the United States. Twitter had previously registered itself as a payment processor with the US Treasury Department in November 2022. The firm also expects to complete all the licensing procedures by the end of this year.
Notably, the project is spearheaded by Esther Crawford – chief executive of payments at Twitter. The team is reportedly designing a vault for storing and protecting users’ information, which will be collected by the payments platform. Moreover, the report states that Musk wants the payments platform to be fiat centric. But, it would be built in a way that it could extend support to cryptocurrencies in the future.
Furthermore, Musk revealed plans on bringing payments services to Twitter back in October 2022. The Tesla CEO wants Twitter to offer financial services such as savings accounts, offering debit cards, and more. His grand plan for Twitter is to make it an everything app, with Musk stating that “Twitter probably accelerates X by 3 to 5 years, but I could be wrong”.
According to CoinMarketCap, the popular meme-coin was trading at $0.0911 at press time. Since the news broke, DOGE recorded a rise of over 3 percent in the past 1 hour and had a market cap of over $12 billion.
Tesla leaves its Bitcoin investment untouched
Subsequently, Musk’s Tesla continues to hold on to its Bitcoins (BTC). According to the recently disclosed Q4 report, the firm did not buy or sell any Bitcoins during the last months of 2022. However, its Bitcoin holdings did record some losses, with the coin shedding $33 million of its value from Q3.
Tesla’s BTC was worth $184 million in Q4, while the same stood at $218 million in Q3. Notably, the company first invested in BTC back in 2021, but the firm sold over 75% of its $1.2 billion investment in mid-2022.