Earlier today, Esther Crawford (Staff Product Manager @ Twitter) announced on the Twitter company blog that Twitter’s “Tips” feature was being released to everyone.
I read rumors of this feature a while back. What I wasn’t expecting was the next section:
Awesome job again by Strike. This team isn’t just hot, they are on fire. Just within the last year they:
- Helped onboard first nation-state, El Salvador, to the Bitcoin network
- Became the first place to let you buy bitcoin without any fees.
- Created a way for people to get paid in bitcoin (through a standard direct deposit!)
- And now building their Bitcoin payment API directly into one of the world’s largest social networks.
While Bitcoin tips can (currently) only be accepted by Strike users, the tips can come from any Bitcoin user in the world, without any fees. No other payments company or provider can do this.
Jack Dorsey, Twitter and Square CEO, is a big Bitcoin believer. I am sure he’s looking to expand this feature everywhere as soon as he can.
I hope this is just the beginning for Bitcoin on Twitter.
September 23rd 2021