According to code extracted from a recent version of the Twitter web app by security researcher Jane Manchun Wong, Twitter may be looking to integrate cryptocurrency payments and create a native coin.
Wong’s Twitter account, famous for studying code on Twitter, was allegedly suspended shortly after he shared a “Twitter Coin” vector image and a “Coins” section within Twitter’s “Tips” feature.
A researcher named Jane Wong, who is famous for studying code on Twitter, shared her findings about Twitter Coin on her account.
Jane Wong’s Twitter account has since been suspended.
— Global Trade War (@globaltradewar) December 5, 2022
Let’s take a closer look at Twitter Coins! pic.twitter.com/ApryXh80tj
— Nimaoji (@nima_owji) December 3, 2022
It remains to be seen if the team is actively working on this feature, so the potential for Twitter to integrate cryptocurrency payments with native coin creation is unknown at this time. However, Twitter CEO Elon Musk has previously expressed interest in integrating cryptocurrencies into the platform, specifically Dogecoin (DOGE), both publicly and subliminally.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 1, 2022
Some Twitter members have spoken out about Wong’s suspicious disappearance from the internet after the leak.
#twitter coin Reporter @wongmjane Shortly after reporting Twittercoin, she disappears!!?? Looks like Jane Manchun Wong tweaked @wongmjane Completely disappeared from the internet. Discord, Instagram, Reddit, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook – everything. pic.twitter.com/y2i5NjRRaX
— Crypto Daily Trade Signals (@cryptodailyTS) December 5, 2022
Other users, such as entrepreneur James Jansson, claimed Wong’s disappearance was related to “racist attacks.”
looks like Jane Manchun Wong @wongmjane deleted her account after someone made a racist attack on her in connection with an incident in which an elderly demonstrator was severely assaulted in Hong Kong. This is a big loss for Twitter. It’s the cool people that get lost without the rules. pic.twitter.com/N2KcOG6VAf
— James Jansson (@jamesjansson) November 28, 2022
Amidst all these rumors, one fact is clear. Wong revealed code that hinted at Twitter’s crypto integration, followed by his Wong’s closure and/or deletion of his Twitter account.