Twitter has officially launched a system of “tips” in bitcoins The social network Twitter has announced support for payments in bitcoins to encourage users. While the feature is available in the client for iOS, but will soon appear on Android as well.
Twitter has integrated support for a wallet for Lightning Network called Strike, as the Bitcoin network scaling solution allows to significantly reduce the commission per transaction, which is very important for small payments. In addition, transactions through the Lightning Network are almost instantaneous.
“We want any Twitter user to have a wide variety of payment options. Digital currencies encourage more people to engage in economic activity and make it much easier to send money to each other across state lines, and we’re excited about that,” the company said in a statement.
To enable “tips” support for their Twitter account, users need to activate the Tips system in their profile settings and add a wallet address. In this case, the user must be over 18 years old and must comply with the rules established by the company.
The fact that Twitter is testing the support of “tips” in bitcoins, it became known at the beginning of the month. Twitter also added support for GoFundMe and PicPay, in addition to the seven payment platforms already supported.