Twitter Product Lead Confirms Bitcoin Lightning Beta Test


Twitter product lead Kayvon Beykpour today appeared to confirm rumors circulating this week that the company would soon launch a Bitcoin Lightning tipping service.

On the popular social application, Beykpour quote tweeted a leaked image of a beta interface for the planned service from the mobile developer Alessandro Paluzzi. The rumored test was subsequently reported by The Block and MacRumors prior to Beykpour’s tweet, though no official statement has been released from the company.


Still, Beykpour’s tweet is the strongest evidence yet that the Bitcoin Lightning tipping service is indeed currently being tested, and that it could come in tandem with a new “Super Follower” feature. The new service will allegedly be integrated with Lightning service Strike.

Strike CEO Jack Mallers and Jack Dorsey have both been extremely active in the Bitcoin and lightning space this year, though at press time, Mallers has not confirmed the service either.

The service is said to support Square’s forthcoming hardware wallet, and Twitter also lists Blue Wallet and Wallet of Satoshi as examples of custodial wallets and Breez, Muun, Phoenix and Zap as examples of non-custodial wallets the service could support.

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