'Twitter Coin' hints unveiled by tech sleuth

Quick Take

  • Code extracted from Twitter’s Web app shows a potential new ‘Twitter Coin’ and integration for crypto in Twitter’s “tipping” feature, according to researcher Jane Manchun Wong.
  • Meanwhile, CEO Elon Musk noted, once again, that Twitter will need crypto payments.

Twitter may be taking more decisive strides toward integrating crypto payments — and, perhaps, a native coin.

Security researcher Jane Manchun Wong extracted code for a vector image depicting a “Twitter Coin,” which she shared in a now-deleted tweet. Wong also shared an image of a “Coins” section within Twitter’s “Tips” feature.

The code was extracted from a recent version of the Twitter Web App, Wong told The Block. The icon of Twitter Coin may be related to the crypto-integrated tipping feature Twitter seems to be working on. 

“It isn’t rolled out yet; there is little information out there as to what this is exactly,” Wong said in a message, adding that it remains to be seen if the team is actively working on the feature.


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After communicating on LinkedIn, Wong's social media profiles on LinkedIn and Twitter became no longer available.

Meanwhile, Twitter’s newly-enshrined CEO, Elon Musk, reiterated interest in crypto payments in a Twitter Spaces to an audience of two million listeners. 

“It is kind of a no-brainer for Twitter to have payments, both fiat and crypto,” Musk said. The Tesla founder has regularly shared his keen interest in integrating crypto into Twitter.

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