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Twitter announces tipping with bitcoin feature.

Bitcoin is largely hanging onto gains from its run this week to a record above $47,000 after Tesla Inc.'s $1.5 billion invest
Bitcoin is largely hanging onto gains from its run this week to a record above $47,000 after Tesla Inc.’s $1.5 billion investment in the cryptocurrency.

Twitter announced in an official blog, “Our tipping feature – now called ✨Tips✨ – is rolling out to everyone with more payment options to choose from – even crypto.” The much-anticipated move to launch the bitcoin tipping feature today. “People already drop links to their payment profiles in their bios and in their Tweets. Tips make this easier to do, offering one fixed spot, right on your profile, where you can link to your Cash App, Patreon, Venmo, and other platforms where people can support you.”

Tipping feature to first roll out on IOS and then Android.

“We’ll roll out to people on iOS first and then bring Tips to people on Android over the coming weeks,” the social media giant announced. People can tip using the following apps to tip in bitcoin for now:

  • Bandcamp
  • Cash App
  • Chipper
  • Patreon
  • Razorpay
  • Wealthsimple Cash
  • Venmo

Twitter is also adding some new services to the list: GoFundMe – an online fundraising platform – and PicPay – a Brazilian mobile payments platform.

Jack Dorsey continues to show support for bitcoin.

Twitter and Square CEO have been a bitcoin advocate for a long time. Earlier, he had promised to keep working on bitcoin’s better use. In addition to the services currently enabled through Tips, people can now seamlessly tip to tweet composers with Bitcoin using Strike – a payments application built on the Bitcoin Lightning Network that allows people to send and receive Bitcoin. Strike offers instant and free payments globally, Twitter noted. “We want everyone on Twitter to have access to pathways to get paid. Digital currencies that encourage more people to participate in the economy and help people send each other money across borders and with as little friction as possible – help us get there,” the microblogging platform further noted.