👀 Twitter is getting involved in Bitcoin

CEO Jack Dorsey has big plans

Hey Waivly Crew! 🌊 It looks like Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has big plans with Bitcoin, possibly allowing users to tip with Bitcoin. Sony has announced PlayStation Showcase 2021 is taking place very soon.

Twitter launches Super Follows on iOS

Twitter has started to roll out Super Follows, a new feature that allows creators to charge for subscriber-only content, a great way to provide users a method to earn money on Twitter.

In the works since February

Back in February, Twitter announced Super Follows and allowed users to apply for it, and now it is available on Twitter iOS and is being testing by a specific group of people in the US. For now only iOS users in the US and Canada can Super Follow users that are in the initial test group.

How much does it cost?

Super Follows users have the choice to charge $2.99, $4.99, or $9.99 a month, and according to Twitter, they can earn up to 96 percent revenue after a fee from Stripe. Once you are making more than $50,000 on Twitter overall, you can earn up to 80 percent of revenue.

Extra level of conversation

In a blog post, Twitter introduced the Super Follow feature. "Today we’re excited to introduce Super Follows, a new way for people to earn monthly revenue by sharing subscriber-only content with their followers on Twitter. With Super Follows, people can create an extra level of conversation on Twitter (sharing bonus Tweets and more!) to interact authentically with their most engaged followers – all while earning money."

Sony announces PlayStation Showcase 2021

Sony has recently announced that they will be holding a special PlayStation showcase next Thursday, September 9th.

What can we expect to see during the showcase?

During the live stream showcase, we can expect to see updates on what the future of the PS5 looks like. We can also expect updates from the PlayStation studio as well as a look into upcoming PlayStation games that are set to release during the holiday season and beyond. Sony may also be ready to launch a new PS5 system update that they are currently beta testing during the showcase. The new system update would unlock the M.2 SSD support as well as include UI improvements to the PS5 dashboards and 3D audio support that is built for built-in TV speakers.

How can you watch the live stream of PlayStation Showcase 2021?

PlayStation Showcase 2021 will be streaming on September 9th on PlayStation's official Youtube and Twitch channels. The virtual event will kick off at 10 AM EST / 1 PM PST and runs for 40 minutes.

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Crypto Special

ADA hits $3 for the first time

The last few months have not been the best for crypto, but after hitting lows in June, Bitcoin, Ethereum, and ADA have rallied back to where they previously were.

What is Cardano?

Its website describes itself as “A blockchain platform for change-makers, innovators, and visionaries, with the tools and technologies required to create possibility for the many, as well as the few, and bring about positive global change.”

Back on track

Cardano, the third leading cryptocurrency in the world at the time of writing, has remained above $3, a great climb back after it hit a low of around $1.12 back in July.

Twitter is testing a Bitcoin tipping feature

Twitter is reportedly testing the choice of tipping bitcoin as part of its upcoming "Tip Jar" feature.

Not a certainty yet

According to Macrumours, currently, Bitcoin isn't available to select as a tip option for beta users, but beta code suggests Twitter may be adding it in the future. Details in the latest Twitter beta hint towards a Bitcoin tutorial that users will be directed through, along with information on the Bitcoin Lightning Network and custodial and non-custodial Bitcoin wallets.

What is Tip Jar?

Tip Jar is a new feature that is currently in testing, which allows you to support other users by sending them tips via third-party payment services like CashApp, a mobile payment service company also owned by Jack Dorsey.

Jack Dorsey has big plans with Bitcoin

Twitter's CEO, Jack Dorsey, has been a big fan of Bitcoin for years, even attending a cryptocurrency event back in July with Elon Musk. Jack has mentioned a few times that Bitcoin is a big part of Twitter's future, so this may be Twitter's first step into the world of Bitcoin.

Elon Musk says the Tesla Roadster is delayed until 2023

Earlier this week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that Tesla is delaying the new version of the Roadster until 2023 at the earliest.

Due to supply chain shortages

Elon has put the blame for the Roadster not shipping until 2023 at the earliest. on the ongoing supply chain shortages that have been going on this year, saying in a tweet, "2021 has been the year of super crazy supply chain shortages, so it wouldn’t matter if we had 17 new products, as none would ship."

Long time coming

The new version of Tesla's high-performance Roadster was revealed back in 2017, during an event that also revealed Tesla's Semi truck, which has also yet to be delivered. In 2020, the Roadster was supposed to debut, but due to the coronavirus and other reasons, it will be a while until we see it.

Not Tesla's fault

Tesla isn't the only company that has experienced supply chain shortages, other automakers like Toyota and Ford have slashed production volumes to cope with chip shortages.