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.
Spreading the word about Bitcoin has not been easier as of late, thanks to the efforts made by ChangeTip. You can tip anyone in the world with Bitcoin, and even if the tippee would not claim the funds, it will be sent back to your account within a few days. But at least they would have seen the Bitcoin-related tip appear on their account.
In particular, the latest integration with SoundCloud opens up a whole new revenue stream for music content creators. Even if you are not signed to a label, you may still receive random donations from people who want to reward you for your hard work. And that can be extremely beneficial, especially if you are a new artist just starting out.
Integrating 2FA For Added Security
Some of our readers may find it strange when they learn that, up until this point, ChangeTip had not integrated a two-factor authentication solution into their platform. Considering this service allows users to store, send and receive Bitcoin, you could go as far as saying it was a must, from day one, to offer additional security to their users.
That being said, ChangeTip now does offer 2FA to users, although they do not make it mandatory. Whether or not this policy should change is up for heavy debate, as some enthusiasts feel that Bitcoin platforms need to tighten their security levels. On the other hand, Bitcoin is all about taking back power into your own hands, and whether or not you decide to use 2FA on ChangeTip is up to user.
Activating two-factor authentication for your ChangeTip account does not take long, nor is it a complicated process. Simply go to “Settings” when logged in to your ChangeTip account, scroll down the “Security” and enter your mobile phone number. Make sure to include the appropriate country code as well.
You will receive a text message containing a code, which needs to be entered on the ChangeTip website. Once that step has been completed, your account is now 2FA-enabled, and you will need to provide an SMS/Authy token every time you want to access the ChangeTip website.
Source: ChangeTip Blog
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