//If Twitter implements tweet tipping with Bitcoin, the effects will be massive.

If Twitter implements tweet tipping with Bitcoin, the effects will be massive.

The biggest news to come out in crypto (possibly ever) came out this week and I’m not even hearing much fanfare about it.The CEO of Twitter may be instituting tipping functionality using Bitcoin sometime in the near future. While I am a staunch Bitcoin Cash proponent because its keeps Bitcoin usable as money without custodial services, even I can acknowledge the astronomical effects this will have on this ecosystem.Imagine 325 million people tipping eachother for quality tweets. From celebrities to heads of state, to the average person. Imagine that tipping people becomes cool / fun / popular to do when there is quality content posted.Imagine the transaction volume that would result and the demand that would be created. People who have no interest or concern for bitcoin directly, would be buying small chunks of it just for the hell of it, because tipping is now a “thing” and everyone’s doing it. Also, everyone wants to GET tipped, so the incentive goes up.I’ve been in this space for 7 years. They always told us when Bitcoin finally sees some widespread use, it’ll be in the context where people aren’t just “using bitcoin” to use Bitcoin. It’ll be embedded as a usecase into something that meets a need or creates incentive.Tipping with Bitcoin on Twitter will be the first widespread usecase of Bitcoin as the money of the internet. The first killer app of many to come.

The biggest news to come out in crypto (possibly ever) came out this week and I'm not even hearing much fanfare about it.

The CEO of Twitter may be instituting tipping functionality using Bitcoin sometime in the near future. While I am a staunch Bitcoin Cash proponent because its keeps Bitcoin usable as money without custodial services, even I can acknowledge the astronomical effects this will have on this ecosystem.

Imagine 325 million people tipping eachother for quality tweets. From celebrities to heads of state, to the average person. Imagine that tipping people becomes cool / fun / popular to do when there is quality content posted.

Imagine the transaction volume that would result and the demand that would be created. People who have no interest or concern for bitcoin directly, would be buying small chunks of it just for the hell of it, because tipping is now a "thing" and everyone's doing it. Also, everyone wants to GET tipped, so the incentive goes up.

I've been in this space for 7 years. They always told us when Bitcoin finally sees some widespread use, it'll be in the context where people aren't just "using bitcoin" to use Bitcoin. It'll be embedded as a usecase into something that meets a need or creates incentive.

Tipping with Bitcoin on Twitter will be the first widespread usecase of Bitcoin as the money of the internet. The first killer app of many to come.