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Twitter enables users to give and receive Ethereum tips natively

17 Feb 2022 By : Coin Gabbar
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In September 2021, Twitter enabled Bitcoin payments as the first cryptocurrency payment option available via its tipping jar. 

Wednesday, the social media platform added a slew of fresh payment services to these existing tipping options, including Ether (ETH).

Users looking to receive ETH tips simply need to enable the platform's tipping features and add an Ethereum address to the dedicated section of their profile. However, an attempt to add an ENS domain name in place of a full alphanumeric address proved unsuccessful, prompting an error box that indicated punctuation was invalid.

When it comes to Bitcoin, tips can be sentthrough the Lightning Network, which sends payment using the Strike app. Twitter provided no other details pertaining to tipping in ETH,however. For now, tips are only available for users on iOS and Android phones. According to Twitter, users keep 100% of the tips they receive.

The company stated that tips can be usedto “show support, show appreciation, help out or reward anyone you want – fromemerging creators and journalists to Twitter Spaces hosts and more.” Othersupported payment services include Cash App, GoFundMe, Patreon, Wealthsimpleand Venmo.

Recently, Twitter rolled out a feature thatallows Twitter Blue users to upload nonfungible tokens, or NFTs, as theirprofile pictures, but limited that capability to iOS.