You can send Bitcoins to Twitter thanks to the new Tippin browser extension. Cryptocurrency payments in a social network will occur thanks to the Lightning Network.
On February 19th, new features were announced on Twitter. Now users can promote posts that they liked. The transfer of Bitcoins from client accounts is due to the expansion of Tippin and using Lightning Network, the second level network.
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On February 19th, Twitter added a Bitcoin transfer feature. Dan Rusnac commented on the innovation. BlockchainBlockchain
is a continuous and sequential block chain of information (digital linked list). When building a blockchain, copies of related blocks are simultaneously stored on multiple computers.Details developer has posted a small post on his page on Medium.com
"Not only is Twitter’s experience changing, but endless future scenarios are opening up (...) creating a new way to get money by content creators without the need for a central agency and without creating a new social platform and economic system from scratch!" – medium.com
Dan Rusnac, Web, UX and Blockchain at CORP developer and consultant, noted in his article that this is "the first really interesting example of using the Lightning Network." In orderOrder
– automatic application to buy or sell cryptocurrency. Orders are used during trading on the stock exchange to open and close a position. Details to use the micropay system on Twitter, the user must install the Tippin browser extension (Chrome, Firefox). Immediately after installation, a new button in the form of a lightning bolt (next to "Like" and "Retweet") will appear on Twitter.
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On Twitter, you can now send Bitcoins through the social network. This function has two positive aspects: you can encourage authors and earn on their posts. To use all the features of the new system, you need to go through a short Twitter account registration in the Tippin extension, after which the Lightning Network crypto-wallet will automatically appear. To effectively output cryptocurrency to the wallets of other Twitter accounts, you need to open a payment channel in Tippin.
"Instead of creating new social networks with your own economic system, tokens (...) you can directly use existing ones" – medium.com
Editor: Yulia Krasnaya