Twitter launches Bitcoin tipping, says it will support authentication for NFTs

Twitter announces bitcoin tipping for iOS users plus its big plans for NFTs

Twitter integrates BTC tipping, Robinhood to enable crypto withdrawals, $80B Brazilian investment bank enters crypto, UAE’s stock market regulator approves crypto asset trading


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Quick Take:

  • Twitter enable Bitcoin tipping for iOS users

  • Twitter plans to support NFT authentification

  • Robinhood app testing external crypto withdrawal feature

  • Dubai World Trade Centre Authority supports crypto trading

  • BTG Pactual announce launch of new crypto platform

  • SushiSwap denies reports of billion dollar bug

  • SEC’s Gensler ‘doesn’t see longterm viability of crypto’

  • CryptoKitties firm Dapper Labs raises $250 Million


Twitter today announced bitcoin tipping for iOS users via Lightning

Twitter today announced bitcoin tipping for iOS users, making it the first major social network to adopt the use of the Bitcoin as a method of payment.

Besides Bitcoin, Twitter will let users connect nine traditional payment providers, including Venmo and Cash App, to their profiles to accept tips.

The social media giant also said it had plans to support authentication for NFTs by letting users connect their crypto wallets. “NFT authentication will come in the form of a badge, shown on profile pictures, marking the owner’s NFT as authentic,” a company spokesperson told the Verge.


Robinhood to enable external crypto deposits and withdrawals

Robinhood said this week that its testing crypto wallets with select clients to allow investors to send, receive and transfer cryptocurrencies in and out of the Robinhood app starting next month.

”We’re making crypto transfers safe, secure, and simple––whether you’re a long-time crypto trader, or one of the millions of people transacting on-chain for the first time.”


$80 billion Brazilian investment bank BTG Pactual announce the launch of its new crypto platform

$80 billion Brazilian investment bank BTG Pactual has announced the launch of a new crypto platform, enabling customers to directly invest in Bitcoin and Ether with intention to launch support for additional crypto assets in the future.

“At this first moment, we will have the two main assets of the market, but we will include other cryptos for trading over time. We will have a complete platform with blockchain-based assets," said BTG Pactual CEO, Roberto Sallouti


UAE’s stock market regulator approves crypto asset trading

The Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) and the Dubai World Trade Centre Authority (DWTCA) have entered into an agreement supporting the regulation, offering, issuance, listing and trading of crypto assets within DWTCA’s free zone.

“The Dubai World Trade Centre Authority is committed to expanding its services as a free zone of choice for the international investment and entrepreneurial community." said Helal Saeed Almarri, Director General of DWTCA  


More highlights:

SushiSwap denies reports of billion dollar bug

Coinbase to launch 24/7 customers support

Kraken app now supports Apple Pay and Google Pay

SEC’s Gensler ‘doesn’t see longterm viability of crypto’

CryptoKitties firm Dapper Labs raises $250 Million

Bitcoin.org hacked by giveaway scam


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