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February 18, 2022

Dogecoin Creator, Billy Markus, Wants Twitter to Allow Tipping in DOGE

Billy Markus, co-creator of the original meme cryptocurrency Dogecoin, has revealed that he will strongly advocate for Twitter to add DOGE as a payment option via its tipping jar, following the addition of bitcoin and, most recently, Ethereum. Twitter has expanded its bitcoin tipping feature to include Ethereum wallet addresses, months after introducing it.

According to a Wednesday announcement, the social media platform has expanded its tipping feature to include a variety of payment options, including Ethereum. This means that users of its mobile app can now tip their favorite content creators in Ethereum, the second-largest cryptocurrency, as well as ERC-20 tokens. The new feature, however, will not support Ethereum Name Service (ENS) domain names.

The tip jar feature on Twitter was first announced in May of last year. Later in September, the San Francisco-based firm released bitcoin tips. Users who want to tip in BTC can do so by copying and pasting the recipient’s BTC address or by sending payments directly through the Strike app.

Former CEO Dorsey is a well-known bitcoin enthusiast who has stated on numerous occasions that he is not a fan of Ethereum. Notably, now that Dorsey is no longer CEO of the company, Twitter has begun to accept Ethereum tips on its app.


Markus, the founder of Dogecoin, has stated that he intends to send at least one tweet with the hashtag #DogeTwitterTipJar every day in order to bring the attention of the Twitter team to the fact that the dog-themed cryptocurrency should be added.

Markus mentioned that current Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal, who took over for Jack Dorsey after his resignation at the end of November 2021, is currently on paternity leave. Nonetheless, he will continue bugging Twitter because he believes Dogecoin tips should be permitted on the platform. “What is crypto tipping without the original tipping currency?” asked the Dogecoin co-founder.

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In another tweet, Markus explained why Twitter should add Dogecoin wallet support to the tipping feature, claiming that the coin would be most popular due to its low fees and community ethos. At the time of publication, a Change.org petition urging Twitter to accept Dogecoin had received 333 of the required 500 signatures.