The Twitter platform announced the launch of a feature called the “gift bowl” last May to allow users to accept financial support from their followers, but it was limited to launch at the time.
Today, the platform has activated the feature for all people over the age of 18 to be able to accept financial support from others on the platform in exchange for their content or services they provide, in a way similar to what many platforms are doing recently such as Reddit.
Twitter added a new payment method that includes Bitcoin in the list of payment methods through the feature, after payment methods were limited to regular services such as PayPal and others. This is a confirmation of the emergence of previous reports about the platform’s intention to add Bitcoin as a new payment method, especially with the platform’s founder, Jack Dorsey, clearly interested in digital currencies and seeking to adopt them through different methods.
The gift pot feature will be available to all iOS users for the time being for those over the age of 18, and will arrive in the coming days for Android users.
People who want to pay with Bitcoin will be able to use a wallet and Strike app built on Bitcoin Lightning Network technologies to send and receive money they want to trade on Twitter.
It is noteworthy that Jack Dorsey, the founder of Twitter, recently purchased 50 million dollars worth of Bitcoin, to enhance his drive to adopt the cryptocurrency.