Sending Ethereum Tips on Twitter Becomes a Reality


After enabling Bitcoin tipping on its platform in September 2021, Twitter has stretched its hands by adding Ethereum to the mix.

Via a tweet, Twitter saidI

“Have you already put Tips in your profile so that people can easily show their support? Yeah, cool, we’ve added Paga, Barter by Flutterwave, Paytm, and the option to add your Ethereum address.”

The tipping mechanism allows users to request support from various influencers and content creators on Twitter. Therefore, thanks to the latest development, Twitter users can send tips through the Ethereum (ETH) network.

The Bitcoin tipping feature used the Lightning Network payment gateway Strike to generate BTC Lightning invoices needed to make the payments.

Therefore, the social media giant is opening up more opportunities by enabling ERC-20 tokens and ETH tips through payment channels such as Paytm, Barter by Flutterwave and Paga.

Johnny Winston, product manager for monetization at Twitter, applauded this development, stating:

“We continue to expand ways to get paid on Twitter, with more choices for creators and fans who want to use crypto. We’re excited to add the ability for anyone to add their ETH address to Tips.”

Nevertheless, the new feature is not open to domain names used by the Ethereum Name Service (ENS).

Twitter continues to dig deeper into the Ethereum ecosystem as it unveiled an official verification mechanism for non-fungible token (NFT) avatars, allowing some users to set the NFTs they owned as their profile picture last month.

The verified NFT’s Twitter avatar would be different from the default avatar in that it would have a nice hexagonal border instead of a circle, indicating ownership of the blockchainI

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