The social media giant, Twitter made headlines across the globe with its latest crypto-related venture. This move came just months after Twitter included in its Tips feature via the Lightning network on mobile.
Mobile users of social media platform Twitter could incorporate Ethereum as a part of the Twitter-native tipping. The team at Twitter on 17 February announced this development to offer an array of options for as many people as possible globally.
Have you set up Tips on your profile yet so it's easy for people to show their support?
Yes: Cool, we’ve added Paga, Barter by Flutterwave, Paytm, and the option to add your Ethereum address.
No: What are you waiting for? Here's how: https://t.co/Id5TwTpnCF
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) February 16, 2022
Both iOS and Android supported this aforementioned feature on the main Twitter profile. In a report, the team stated:
However, the new feature didn’t support Ethereum Name Service (ENS) domain names as portrayed on a Twitter thread by a user. The move followed Twitter’s continued exploration of the Ethereum ecosystem. The company debuted non-fungible token (NFT) verification for paid “Twitter Blue” subscribers last month.
Notably, this development came several months after former CEO Jack Dorsey’s departure from the social media company. Dorsey, a Bitcoin maximalist who wasn’t a big Ethereum fan, is now leading payments company Block (formerly Square) full-time. He once asserted that he would never buy Ethereum.
Different users on Twitter speculated that the departure would usher in a more pro-Ethereum attitude at the company. A Twitter user named Maya Zehavi had an interesting reiteration about the same.
Jack leaving just unleashed some Twitter Eth love – most bullish move Twitter ever made in the product pic.twitter.com/GXFc0VRJOs
— Maya Zehavi (@mayazi) November 29, 2021
Twitter’s feature supported international fintech providers Paga, Paytm, and Barter by Flutterwave. Thus, expanding tipping to users in Nigeria, India, and Ghana.