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Twitter rolls out tipping with bitcoin, explores verifying NFT profile pics

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Bitcoin is coming to Twitter.
Twitter is leaning into the blockchain.

The social media giant announced Thursday that, starting immediately, users around the globe will be able to post their bitcoin wallet directly into their profile — while a more limited subset will be able to more directly integrate a bitcoin payment app. The addition of cryptocurrency payments to Twitter, via Tips (formerly dubbed Tip Jar), coincides with the larger rollout of Tips to all iOS users globally, with Android access promised in the near future.

"People will be able to add a bitcoin lightning wallet or their bitcoin address to send and receive bitcoin Tips beginning today," explained Esther Crawford, Twitter's product lead for creator monetization, on a Thursday press call.

According to a Twitter blog post, users in the U.S. (excluding residents of Hawaii and New…
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