Twitter & Strike Launch Free, Global Bitcoin Payment Feature On Thursday afternoon, Twitter (NYSE:) launched its new “Tipping” feature, which enables free, instant payments globally for its users. This tipping feature is made possible due to Twitter’s collaboration with Strike using the latter’s API offering. The scalable Strike API runs on Bitcoin’s Lighting network, a layer two solution on that blockchain, enabling instant funds transfers anywhere in the world. Strike CEO, Jack Mallers, made the official announcement during a demonstration video of the payment feature he posted to Twitter on Thursday. Shortly after Mallers’ tweet went out, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey confirmed the launch with a simple “100%” emoji stamp as he retweeted Mallers video. In the video, Mallers verbally attacked all wire transfer services and banking wire desks saying their days were numbered. "Boom. We just made an instant, free remittance payment from Chicago, Illinois, U.
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