Twitter adds Bitcoin emoji
Latest show by Jack Dorsey of support for the cryptocurrency
Jack Dorsey, CEO and co-founder of Twitter, has again signalled his support for the world’s leading cryptocurrency by adding a Bitcoin emoji to the platform.
Now when a Twitter user writes either the Bitcoin or BTC hashtag, an image showing Bitcoin’s symbol will appear next to it.
Showing off the new feature, long-time Bitcoin-bull Dorsey changed the bio for his Twitter account with 4.3 million followers simply to “#bitcoin” with the adjoining symbol.
Dorsey also tagged Unicode, the world standard for text and emojis seemingly suggesting they do the same:
A number of well-known figures, such as TRON’s CEO Justin Sun and the Lightning Network’s Elizabeth Stark, welcomed the development.
This is only the latest in a stream of stories where Dorsey has championed Bitcoin and its underlying blockchain technology.
In 2019 he revealed that he spent $10k a week on Bitcoin and announced Bluesky, a new research team that will develop open and decentralised technical standards for social media platforms.
In January one of Dorsey’s other successful ventures, Square, won an American patent for a new network that will facilitate crypto-to-fiat transactions.
By mid-afternoon trading BTC stands at $9301.
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