The leading microblogging platform Twitter has been supporting cashtags — tags that start with the dollar sign — for a long time. It has added data support for some of the top cryptocurrencies, stocks and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in late December 2022.
Per the official tweet on Dec. 21, 2022, users can click on a cashtag, which is shown as a link, or search for the tag and check real-time data on Twitter without leaving the platform. According to the thread, the charts are powered by the market tracking platform TradingView.
Moreover, Twitter has also added a button that links to the trading platform Robinhood without announcing any partnership. Per the thread, the Elon Musk-owned company will add support for other assets in the near future.
“You can also search for symbols directly, without clicking on a link within a Tweet. Most symbols with and without the $ sign will work in search.”Announcement by Twitter Business
CoinTelegraph recently noticed that Twitter had added cashtag data support for around 30 more assets. Per the outlet, 30 of the top 50 cryptocurrencies can now be tagged with real-time data.
Last week, a Hong Kong-based blogger and security researcher, Jane Manchun Wong, reported that Twitter was developing an online payment system for Coins using Stripe. Wong’s tweets come as the Billionaire CEO is a long-time supporter of the dog-themed crypto asset, Dogecoin (DOGE), while there was no sign of utilizing cryptocurrency payments.
Moreover, The Information reporter Erin Woo stated that Twitter had banned third-party apps and bots as some users, including YouTube’s Rene Ritchie, have started complaining about the issue.
Most users complaining about the latest suspension have been sharing screenshots of their bots that have stopped operating alongside Twitter.