In September 2021, Twitter made Bitcoin payments available as the first payment method for cryptocurrencies via tips. The social media platform on Wednesday added a number of new payment services to its existing tipping options, including Ether (ETH).
Users who want to get advice on ETH just need to enable the platform features and add an Ethereum address to the dedicated part of their profile. However, an attempt to add an ENS domain name instead of a full alphanumeric address failed, resulting in an error box indicating that the punctuation was invalid.
When it comes to bitcoin, tips can be sent through the Lightning Network, which sends payments using the Strike app. Twitter has not provided any other information about ETH tips. At the moment, hints are only available for iOS and Android phone users. According to Twitter, users keep 100% of their tips.
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The company said the tips could be used to “show support, show gratitude, help or reward anyone from future writers and journalists to Twitter Spaces hosts and more.” Other supported payment services include Cash App, GoFundMe, Patreon, Wealthsimple and Venmo.
Twitter recently launched a feature that allows Twitter Blue users to upload non-fungible tokens or NFTs as profile pictures, but this capability is limited on iOS.