Twitter has quietly expanded its new crypto feature that enables users to search the price of individual tokens, adding at least another 30 tokens.
The new additions are part of the social media giant’s “$Cashtags” feature, announced by the Twitter Business account on Dec. 21. Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) were the first to be part of the new feature.
Tweeting or searching for a crypto token or ticker symbol with a dollar sign ($) in front now links to pricing graphs for those symbols.
Cointelegraph found 30 of the top 50 tokens by market capitalization, including Tether (USDT), XRP (XRP), Binance USD (BUSD), Cardano (ADA), Solana (SOL), Polygon (MATIC), Litecoin (LTC), Dai (DAI), Avalanche (AVAX), Uniswap (UNI), Dogecoin (DOGE) and Shiba Inu (SHIB).
Dogecoin’s Twitter community was delighted with the addition, given new Twitter CEO Elon Musk has offered words of support for the cryptocurrency on many occasions.
Twitter has added the $DOGE cashtag!
— (@itsALLrisky) January 12, 2023
This was despite the crypto tokens being listed in the top 20 cryptocurrencies by market cap.
It’s unclear how the tokens will eventually be added, but the Twitter Business account’s original announcement said that more cryptocurrencies would continue to be added.
The price index is understood to pull its data from TradingView, but also includes a link to view the cryptocurrency on the online trading platform Robinhood.
No partnership agreement between the two have been officially published, however.
Since taking over the reins of Twitter, Musk has shared glimpses into what his vision of “Twitter 2.0” may look like, including the possible integration of cryptocurrency-based payments on Twitter.
Sourced from cointelegraph.com.
Written by Stephen Katte on 2023-01-16 08:57:58.