Twitter is apparently laying a foundation to empower Bitcoin (BTC) tipping for content makers on the social media platform. As indicated by MacRumors, the most recent Twitter iOS beta incorporates lines of code that could see BTC become a piece of the “Tip Jar.” This supports a rumor that began after Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey recently implied that BTC tipping was in progress.
Twitter presented Tip Jar back in May as a way for clients to compensate content makers on the mainstream online media stage. In the event that the rumors are true, BTC will be added in conjunction with Cash App, PayPal and Venmo as payment choices for the Tip Jar. As a component of the rollout, Twitter might give a concise instructional exercise about BTC and the Lightning Network (LN). As indicated by a part of the content cited by MacRumors, the BTC tipping element will use LN payment gateway Strike to create Bitcoin Lightning requests.
An ability to tip using cryptocurrency on Twitter is the most recent in a line of BTC-centered adoption improvements for the online media goliath and for Dorsey himself. Last month, the Twitter and Square boss reported designs to construct a decentralized trade for BTC. Dorsey has recently portrayed BTC as an integral part of Twitter’s future, while expressing the organization’s aim to incorporate BTC into commerce and subscription offerings.
Bitcoin tipping on Twitter through LN will likewise affirm plans to coordinate LN into the social media platform that initially began back in June. The move could make cryptocurrency tipping standard across the Internet, fulfilling one of the goals initially laid out in BTC’s white paper.