Bitcoin has proven to be a powerful ally when it comes to collecting online tips as a content creator. Rather than relying on advertising revenue, or putting up a subscription paywall, online tips can keep websites ad-free, just they way they are supposed to be. ChangeTip is one of the leading companies in terms of enabling online tipping with Bitcoin; and their recent Gyft integration makes the service even more appealing.
Despite most of the recent Bitcoin news being primarily dominated by BitLicense regulatory woes and tribulations, there is some other news to report as well. Unfortunately, not all of that news is positive, as online Bitcoin wallet provider 37Coins has shut its doors for good. Traditional issues, such as funding and overseas issues, are the alleged causes for this decision.
37Coins: Text Messaging To Transfer Funds Not As Lucrative As Expected
Making a third-party Bitcoin wallet service stand out among all of the other options is not an easy feat these days. Most Bitcoin users will stick to a select circle of preferred applications, whether it is on mobile or on computer. 37Coins had a great solution to tackle this problem head-on though: a hybrid system of text messaging and Bitcoin transfers.
Popular Bitcoin tipping service changeTip has recently added two-factor authentication to their platform, to provide users with an additional layer of security. ChangeTip offers this new option in two different ways: by sending a code via SMS [or obtaining it from Authy] and then letting the user enter that code. More security is always welcome in the Bitcoin world!
ChangeTip: Bitcoin Tipping Made Easy
One of the reasons why ChangeTip has become such a popular service is because of their integration with so many major platforms. And we are not just talking about social media platforms here – even though Twitter is supported – but other popular services such as Slack, GitHub and more recently, SoundCloud, as well.
Changetip is one of those unique Bitcoin services everyone learns to love over time. Even though the platform offers a ton of functionality and integration out of the box, that moment when you send or receive your first Bitcoin tip is truly amazing. But what about user privacy, a matter near and dear to all our hearts?
ChangeTip’s Privacy Options
Bitcoin offers a certain level of anonymity and user privacy, a trait many of us enjoy on a regular basis. By being so different compared to more traditional media, Bitcoin has all the right tools to disrupt the current financial infrastructure. But it goes beyond so much more than that, as tipping content creators in Bitcoin is not only beneficial to the tipper, but also the person receiving the love.
Bitcoin has been breaking ground in the world of charity, as several charitable organisations are directly accepting Bitcoin donations. ChangeTip, a Bitcoin microtipping company, is looking to explore that avenue of opportunity by letting tippees direct their tips to charitable causes. So far, ChangeTip has partnered with the BitGive Foundation, with additional functionality and development to follow over the next few months.
The decision to explore a way to integrate microtipping with charitable causes sprouted from an interview with ChangeTip CEO Nick Sullivan in December of 2014. Bitcoin donations are an excellent way to do a good deed and raise bitcoin awareness at the same time, so it only makes sense to see one of the more popular Bitcoin companies work on a feature to unite both causes.
One of the most awesome tipping services on the internet has to be ChangeTip. Not just because of the fact that it uses Bitcoin to send people tips, but the platform’s cross-compatibility is simply stunning. Whether you use Reddit, Twitter, Youtube, Facebook or Slack, you can tip anyone in the world. And it looks like funding your ChangeTip account has become a lot easier as well, thanks to the service provided by TipUp.
ChangeTip, possibly one the easiest and most convenient ways of tipping random people on the internet, has expanded their services to include tipping on both the Facebook and Slack platforms. Even though no official blog post has been released by the ChangeTip team, users are able to connect their Facebook and Slack accounts through this URL.
Having personally used ChangeTip for quite some time now, I have to admit I really enjoy the service. That is from a receiving tips point of view, as I have yet to tip anyone through ChangeTip. But with the addition of both Facebook and Slack to the list of available tipping options, that might change a lot sooner than you’d think.
With Bitcoin Black Friday behind us, and a new week only beginning, the time has come for a new effort to increase Bitcoin awareness and bring positive attention to this cryptocurrency. Several Bitcoin organizations have come together in order to present Bitcoin Giving Tuesday, thanks to the participation of BitGive Foundation, the Bitcoin Foundation, Circle, Changetip, BitPay and Bitcoin Black Friday.
The main objective of Bitcoin Giving Tuesday is allowing Bitcoin enthusiasts all over the world to make donations for a greater cause, regardless of the amount they want to pledge. Whereas most causes have a certain minimum (US$10 for example), this campaign allows for any denomination of money to be pledged for the full 100%.
When we try to bring cryptocurrency, and more specifically altcoins to the general masses, the use of social media is a good way to go. With Twitter and Reddit tip bots at the ready, and soon Facebook integration as well, things are headed in the right direction. But why not build an altcoin on top of a popular social network? Meet SocialxBot!
Twitter is one of the most widely used social networks out there, and it would be a nice breeding ground for creating awareness about your coin. SocialxBot allows users to do automatic trading of xBot and Bitcoin on Twitter via xBotMe.