Jack Dorsey, the founder and CEO of Twitter, is also a big supporter of bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. Cryptos that users of the social network could soon pay to their favorite Twitter creators!
The discovery of Alessandro Paluzzi is ultimately not so surprising, when we know the attraction of Jack Dorsey for cryptocurrencies. Twitter’s tip system, available for a few months, could allow users to donate bitcoin and ethereum to their favorite accounts.
Cryptos as a tip
According to screenshots shared by Alessandro, Twitter will use the Lightning Network, a ” Technical Innovation Which allows faster payments with lower fees than the classic Bitcoin network. Strike will also be on hand to generate Bitcoin Lightning invoices. The creator will have to connect his account to it to receive the bitcoins.
In another capture, we see how a user can donate to a creator, it will be very simple: after selecting their payment method (including bitcoin and ethereum), they will have to enter the address of their cryptocurrency, then choose the amount to be paid.
– Alessandro Paluzzi (@ alex193a) September 1, 2021
If behind the scenes Twitter seems to have made good progress on the technical implementation of this novelty, it remains of course to know when it will be available to the general public. Given the Twitter CEO’s interest in cryptos, it might not be long. Dorsey has previously stated that bitcoin will ” bring peace to the world “… For the moment, it should already allow creators to be paid without an intermediary.