After Bitcoin and Ethereum, social media platform Twitter was bombarded with Dogecoin [DOGE] and Shiba Inu [SHIB] tipping jar requests. The communities of both the meme coins were urging Twitter to move over Bitcoin.
Back in September, Twitter elevated its love for Bitcoin by allowing users to send tips in Bitcoin [BTC]. Now, Ethereum [ETH] joined the list. Users were now capable of including their respective Ethereum addresses as well as those of other international payment providers like Paga, Barter by Flutterwave, along with Paytm.
While Twitter’s former CEO, Jack Dorsey has been an advocate of Bitcoin, his departure is speculated to have led to the exploration of other cryptocurrencies as well.
Twitter was inundated with requests from popular meme coins Dogecoin and Shiba Inu shortly after the news broke. Billy Markus, the co-founder of the OG meme coin went on to pitch the idea of adding a DOGE tip jar to the social media giant.
Markus further suggested that Dogecoin would be a better option considering the high gas fees of the Ethereum network. He said,
“glad to see $ETH on Twitter tip jar!
can we have $DOGE please? I very strongly believe it would be the most used due to the low fees and the dogecoin community ethos”
Ethereum’s high gas fee has posed a problem to many. Taking advantage of the network’s shortcoming, the DOGE community wanted Twitter to include the meme coin into the tipping jar list. Markus even vowed to make at least one #DogeTwitterTipJar tweet every day until Twitter adds the meme coin.
Dogecoin killer Shiba Inu also joined in
Furthermore, the Shiba Inu Army, like Dogecoin, intended their cryptocurrency to be used as a Twitter tipping alternative. Several from the community went on to tweet proposals to the social media giant with regards to the same.
In addition, despite launching the Bitcoin tipping option in September, Twitter delayed the inclusion of Ethereum by many months. Therefore, even if Twitter decides to integrate these meme coins it would most likely take a while.