On Thursday, Twitter officially enabled third-party bitcoin tipping services, such as Strike, through the profiles of iOS users on their platform.
The new feature will have the ability to link both Bitcoin and Lightning network addresses. The company said Reuters In a press call they hope to launch the feature for Android next week.
The feature is thought to be compatible with Strike, Cash App, Moon and other third-party bitcoin payment solutions. The service is also said to support Square’s upcoming hardware wallet.
Users will probably be able to send funds from any Bitcoin address, but will need to receive funds through the Strike API. Twitter said they were “not in the flow of funds” and would not take commissions on payments.
A Video Jack Maulers was released on Thursday after performing a service with the Strike API agency. In the video, Malars sent Bitcoin from Chicago to El Salvador via Twitter.
Most payment solutions for the tipping feature will depend on the services available to users’ geographical locations. The exceptions to this will be Bitcoin and Lightning Tips, which will be available to users worldwide, as Bitcoin works independently from location.
Easter Crawford, a member of the Twitter product team, said Reuters“We have this great opportunity to choose global, seamless options, and Bitcoin represents one of the best options. We know that not everyone around the world still trades with Bitcoin, but … we think it’s a good solution.”
The announcement did not specify whether the feature would also be available for desktop interfaces.
The news comes just weeks after Twitter product lead Kevin Beckpore spread rumors that the company would soon launch a bitcoin lightning tipping service.
Improvements to Bitcoin on Twitter followed promises made by CEO Jack Dorsey in July, when he explained that Bitcoin would be enabled in the app’s Tip Jar service. He suggested that Bitcoin could be used for super follow, trade and subscription.
Jack Dorsey has doubled his interest in all aspects of Bitcoin this year, including increasing Square’s bitcoin holdings, hardware wallets, peer-to-peer exchanges, doubling in bitcoin mining and teasing Bluesky, an open and decentralized standard for social media.