Jack Dorsey, chief executive officer and co-founder of Twitter, showed off the platform’s newest feature in a tweet of his own on Sunday. Now, when users write a hashtag alongside the word “Bitcoin” or the letters “BTC,” a Bitcoin emoji appears next to it. This is demonstrated in Dorsey’s Twitter bio, which contains nothing but the hashtag and the symbol:
Dorsey also tagged Unicode, the consortium that manages character standards, in his tweet in what seems to be an effort to suggest that it does the same thing.
— jack (@jack) February 2, 2020
Then, in December, Dorsey announced that Twitter would be funding a team dedicated to developing a decentralized standard for social media.
Just last week, a representative of Square wrote in a blog post that “it’s only a matter of time until instant, low-fee bitcoin payments are as common as cash used to be.”