Twitter quietly expanded its new crypto price search feature with 30 more cryptocurrencies added to the service.
Twitter has quietly expanded its new crypto feature that enables users to search the price of individual tokens, adding at least another 30 tokens.
The new additions are part of the social media giant’s “$Cashtags” feature, announced by the Twitter Business account on Dec. 21. Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) were the first to be part of the new feature.
Tweeting or searching for a crypto token or ticker symbol with a dollar sign ($) in front now links to pricing graphs for those symbols.
Cointelegraph found 30 of the top 50 tokens by market capitalization, including Tether USDT $1.00, XRP XRP $0.41, Binance USD BUSD $1.00, Cardano ADA $0.406, Solana SOL $25, Polygon (MATIC), Litecoin LTC $100.20, Dai DAI $1.00, Avalanche AVAX $21.88, Uniswap UNI $7.06, Dogecoin DOGE $0.09 and Shiba Inu SHIB $0.000012.
Dogecoin’s Twitter community was delighted with the addition, given new Twitter CEO Elon Musk has offered words of support for the cryptocurrency on many occasions.
Twitter has added the $DOGE cashtag!
Clicking or searching $DOGE automatically brings up price data for #Dogecoin
Thank you Elon and $TWTR engineers! pic.twitter.com/f3GNb6Dkn9— (@itsALLrisky) January 12, 2023
This was despite the crypto tokens being listed in the top 20 cryptocurrencies by market cap.
Other tokens added include Wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC), Ethereum Classic ETC $22.54, Bitcoin Cash BCH $139, Stellar XLM $0.094 Stellar +4.33% MARKET CAP $4.68B VOL. 24H $11.13M XLM $122.20M, Internet Computer (ICP), Decentraland MANA $0.80 and The Sandbox SAND $0.77.
It’s unclear how the tokens will eventually be added, but the Twitter Business account’s original announcement said that more cryptocurrencies would continue to be added.
The price index is understood to pull its data from TradingView, but also includes a link to view the cryptocurrency on the online trading platform Robinhood.
No partnership agreement between the two have been officially published, however.
Since taking over the reins of Twitter, Musk has shared glimpses into what his vision of “Twitter 2.0” may look like, including the possible integration of cryptocurrency-based payments on Twitter.