Code supporting a Bitcoin “tip jar” feature for content creators on the social network has been found in an iOS beta update.
Reports that Twitter plans to allow users to tip content creators in Bitcoin received a big boost on Tuesday.
While the Bitcoin Tip Jar feature has not been activated, the existence of the code in the iOS beta “suggests that Twitter is in the process of rolling it out,” MacRumors said.
Details about a Bitcoin tutorial covering the use of both custodial and non-custodial wallets, as well as the Bitcoin Lightning Network, was found in the iOS beta code.
“We use Strike to generate Bitcoin Lightning invoices so you'll need to connect your account to accept Bitcoin tips,” text in the beta code reads.
It also gives examples of custodial wallets like Strike, Blue Wallet and Wallet of Satoshi, and non-custodial wallets Muun, Breez, Phoenix and Zap.
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In that same Q2 earnings call, Dorsey said that Bitcoin will be a global currency that ensures “people and companies can freely trade goods and services anywhere on the planet.”
He added, “I think it's hugely important to Twitter and to Twitter shareholders that we continue to look at the space and invest aggressively in it.”