While referring to meme coin as “the original tipping cryptocurrency of the internet, Dogecoin’s co-founder is promoting a petition that calls on Twitter to enable a Dogecoin tipping feature.
Billy Markus, the co-founder of Dogecoin, has brought notice to a new Change.org petition demanding for Twitter users to be able to offer tips using the most popular meme cryptocurrency.
DOGE, according to Markus, is the internet’s “first tipping cryptocurrency.” For example, in 2014, the community contributed the monies required to allow the Jamaican bobsleigh squad to compete in the Winter Olympics.
Tipping on Twitter (TwitterTipJar)
According to the petition, Dogecoin boasts the lowest transaction fees of all the major cryptocurrencies, making it ideal for tipping.
Twitter’s “tip jar” feature, which allows users to give money to other Twitter users, was debuted in May of last year. The function was advertised as a tool to help content makers.
Initially, regular payment methods such as PayPal, Venmo, and Block’s Cash App were the only alternatives available. Twitter added Bitcoin support in late September, allowing users to send tips via the Lightning Network.
The popular social media platform introduced Ethereum recommendations earlier this week, after introducing hexagon-shaped profile images for non-fungible tokens (NFTs) in January.
After Markus’s attempt to unite the community, 1,980 people had signed the petition as of the time of writing.
The Dogecoin co-founder appears to be hell-bent on getting Twitter to accept the top meme coin. He pledged on Thursday that he would post at least one tweet on it every day.
Twitter hasn’t indicated whether it plans to support more cryptocurrencies.