Twitter Could Be Adding Bitcoin as Payment Option for Tip Jar: Report

The social media giant is also advertising legal and compliance jobs overseeing payments with experience in crypto preferred.

AccessTimeIconSep 1, 2021 at 12:47 p.m. UTC
Updated May 11, 2023 at 4:13 p.m. UTC

Twitter could soon enable users to tip content creators using bitcoin following the latest update to its “Tip Jar” feature, according to a report by MacRumors on Tuesday.

  • Code in Twitter’s latest beta suggests that support for bitcoin will be rolled out to the platform’s tipping service that was launched in May this year.
  • The update indicates that users will be given a tutorial in bitcoin, including details on the Lightning Network and custodial vs. non-custodial wallets. It also tells users that a Strike account is required to use the feature.
  • Integration between cryptocurrency and the social media platform has been a long-standing area of interest for the crypto community, given Twitter founder Jack Dorsey’s advocacy of bitcoin.
  • Twitter has also recently advertised job vacancies in its payments division for senior legal counsel and chief compliance officer, both preferring experience in crypto.
  • The chief compliance officer for payments will work “with legal counsel, conduct analysis of laws, standards and regulations which may apply or become applicable to Twitter’s products,” with cryptocurrency listed among the areas to which this may pertain.
  • Meanwhile, the senior legal counsel-payments products listing notes that experience in “forms of payment, such as mobile carrier billing, cryptocurrency and e-wallets etc” is preferred for the role.


Please note that our privacy policy, terms of use, cookies, and do not sell my personal information has been updated.

The leader in news and information on cryptocurrency, digital assets and the future of money, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a strict set of editorial policies. CoinDesk is an independent operating subsidiary of Digital Currency Group, which invests in cryptocurrencies and blockchain startups. As part of their compensation, certain CoinDesk employees, including editorial employees, may receive exposure to DCG equity in the form of stock appreciation rights, which vest over a multi-year period. CoinDesk journalists are not allowed to purchase stock outright in DCG.

Jamie Crawley

Jamie Crawley is a CoinDesk news reporter based in London.

Learn more about Consensus 2024, CoinDesk’s longest-running and most influential event that brings together all sides of crypto, blockchain and Web3. Head to to register and buy your pass now.

Read more about