Twitter introduces a function that allows creators to be sponsored with Bitcoin.
According to U.S. economic broadcaster CNBC on the 23rd (local time), Twitter said it would allow all Apple iOS users around the world to sponsor their favorite creators this week. In May, Twitter introduced a pilot function that allows creators to be sponsored in cash using payment services PayPal and Venmo, and this time, it also added a sponsorship function through Bitcoin remittance and storage service “Strike.” Android device users will also be able to use these functions within weeks.
CNBC said it would not be surprising that the sponsorship function using Bitcoin was introduced, considering that Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey actively supported virtual currency. CEO Dorsey has said he has been working on Bitcoin mining over the past few months, and he also said he thinks nothing is more important than Bitcoin as a work target.
Twitter also announced on the same day that it is experimenting with a function that allows users to check whether their virtual asset, Non-fungible Token (NFT), is genuine and show it to others. Twitter did not disclose details, but explained that this function can support creators who create digital art.