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Twitter Adds Bitcoin Tipping, Pushes Further Into NFTs

Sept. 23, 2021, 5:00 PM

Twitter Inc. will let users send and receive tips using Bitcoin as part of a broader push to help users make money from the service.

Twitter also said Thursday that it’s looking into authenticating users’ nonfungible tokens -- digital goods ranging from high art to pictures of digital apes. Some users already showcase NFTs on their profiles, but there’s no easy way to authenticate if the person displaying a picture actually owns it.

“There’s this growing interest among creators to use apps that run on the blockchain,” said Esther Crawford, a product executive building Twitter’s creator features. “We want to ...

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