A new Chrome and Firefox browser extension is has enabled Bitcoin (BTC) tipping on Twitter via the Lightning Network.
Tippin.me uses Bitcoin’s second-layer scaling solution, the Lightning Network, to make tipping almost instantaneous and with incredibly low fees of fractions of a cent.
The project was created by Sergio Abril and is still in development. However, Tippin.me’s state is already functional. Installation of the browser extension allows users to see a new tipping button Twitter tweets — opening the door to a future where the Lightning Network may facilitate tipping across a wide variety of social platforms. Explains Dan Rusnac in a post on Medium:
Not only the Twitter experience completely changes but it also open limitless future scenarios: an internet where, thanks to this extension/s, you can tip people on…