On Wednesday, Twitter announced that users can now add their Ethereum wallet addresses to their Twitter handles using the new support, as part of the platform’s iOS and Android Tips payment feature. Tips allows Twitter users to add public-facing payment methods to their accounts so that users can send and receive tips or payments to others on the platform.
Twitter Adds Ethereum Wallet Support for Users to Send and Receive Tips
Up until the announcement of Ethereum wallet support, Twitter had incorporated conventional payment apps such as Cash App in Tips, as well as the less traditional Bitcoin wallet addresses. Notably, former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is regarded by many in the cryptocurrency room to be a Bitcoin Maximalist. That is, he has historically been all in on Bitcoin, while overlooking other cryptocurrencies such as Ethereum.
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“All of the other coins, for me, don’t factor in at all,” Decrypt reports Dorsey explaining at 2021’s Miami Bitcoin conference. Dorsey, of course, quite as Twitter CEO in November of last year. When asked, a Twitter spokesperson denied Dorsey’s recent departure has anything to do with Twitter finally adding Ethereum to its Tips feature.
Twitter Users Can Also Link NFTs to Their Profile Pics
Undoubtedly, despite Dorsey’s professed passion for Bitcoin, Twitter has been gradually and steadily accommodating Ethereum with open arms, for instance, the launch of Ethereum wallet support. In January of this year, Twitter disclosed that users could link NFTs — as long as they lived on the Ethereum blockchain — to their user profile pics. And in June of 2021, Twitter gave away NFTs minted on the Ethereum blockchain.
“Like Twitter, digital currencies operate without global barriers. We’re excited to incorporate Ethereum in addition to Bitcoin payment in Tips, enabling more people to participate in the digital economy with as little friction as possible,” stated a Twitter spokesperson about the addition of the Ethereum wallet support.
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