Tippin, a Lightning Network (LN) platform, launched a Chrome extension that enables Google browser users to send Bitcoin payments on Twitter, EJ Insight reported on February 19, 2019.
The platform announced the news in a February 16 tweet, saying that it plans on making Bitcoin transactions achievable at a large scale and boost growth. The company believes that micropayments could be the thing that brings mainstream adoption to Bitcoin.
Tippin’s main selling point is its efficiency – all users need to do to use the feature is to install the Tippin extension on Google Chrome and have a Twitter account. When the extension is enabled, a small lightning bolt symbol appears next to the “like” and “retweet” symbols visible in every tweet.
Sergio Abril, one of the chief engineers at Tippin, said that this was the first time a company is able to send small amounts of cryptocurrency at almost no cost while keeping the transactions extremely fast. Abril strongly believes that the Lightning Network will make tipping on social media “incredibly popular.”
The development team at Tippin wants to expand the app by adding support for other social media platforms in the future, he added but didn’t say which platform could be next or when those features would go live.