Crypto

Twitter’s Crypto Price Index Feature Expands to 30+ Tokens

Twitter has quietly expanded its new encryption feature that lets users look up the price of individual tokens, adding at least another 30 tokens.

The new additions are part of the social media giant’s “$Cashtags” feature which has been announced by Twitter Business account december 21 with bitcoin news (BTC) and ether (ETH) were the first to be part of the new feature.

Tweeting or searching for a crypto token or stock symbol with a dollar sign ($) in front now returns price charts for those symbols.

Cointelegraph found 30 of the top 50 tokens by market cap made the cut, including Tether (USDT), XRP (XRP), Binance USD (BUSD), Cardano (ADA), Solana (GROUND), Polygon (MATIC) Litecoin (SLD), Dai (AID), Avalanche (AVAX), Uniswap (United), Dogecoin (DOGE) and Shiba Inus (SHIB).

The Dogecoin Twitter community was particularly pleased with the addition given that new Twitter CEO Elon Musk offered words of cryptocurrency support at many times.

There were, however, a few notable omissions at the time of writing, such as BNB (BNB), USD coin (USDC), OKB, Lido Staked Ether (STETH), Polkadot (POINT) and Tron (TRX).

This is despite the crypto tokens being listed in the top 20 cryptocurrencies by market capitalization.

Other tokens added include Wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC), Ethereum Classic (ETC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), stellar (XLM), Internet Computer (ICP), Decentraland (MANA) and The Sandbox (SAND).

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It’s unclear how the tokens will eventually be added, but in the original Twitter Business account announcementhe announced that symbols would continue to be added.

The price index is supposed to pull its data from Trading View, but also includes a link to view the cryptocurrency on the Robinhood online trading platform.

No partnership agreement between the two has been officially released, however.

Since taking over the reins of Twitter, Musk has shared glimpses of what his vision for “Twitter 2.0” could look like, including the possible integration of cryptocurrency-based payments on Twitter.