We are SO excited to announce the launch of SteemTipper: it's a brand new free service which allows you to tip users on other social media platforms with STEEM! It's fast, it's easy, and it's a great way to get people involved with STEEM.
Some of you may have noticed we've been even more busy this week than usual. We've been crunching like crazy to bring this service to life, and to lay the groundwork to continue expanding it and making it better over the coming weeks. There are no words for how excited @crimsonclad and I are about launching SteemTipper!
You can start tipping with STEEM on Twitter right now. The person you send to doesn't even need a STEEM account to receive a tip and start tipping themselves!
We decided to launch with Twitter as our introductory platform to make sure that the system is bulletproof before we begin integrating the others we've been getting ready. Steem.Chat integration is already in the works, with Reddit and Telegram after that. Anywhere you might interact with crypto enthusiasts, we'll be working to make SteemTipper a part of your social toolbox.
Head over to SteemTipper.com to learn more, deposit to your tipping balance, and start sending out little gifts of STEEM right away by tweeting a command that alerts the tipping bot.
Here's what a SteemTipper tweet looks like:
@steemtipper tip @exampleuser 0.5 check out STEEM!
You must use this format - call the SteemTipper bot by mentioning it, followed by a command to tip the person you are sending to and the amount of STEEM you would like to send.
You must include "@steemtipper tip @receiver [amount]" but adding a message on the end is optional.
How does SteemTipper work? Is it safe?
The SteemTipper service connects your Twitter account with an API, and creates deposit and withdrawal links using SteemConnect. This means we never collect or store your keys or passwords. SteemTipper works like a holding tank for your balance, making it instantly available to you from your social media services without having to use your STEEM wallet or keys to set up a transfer. We have daily limits in place and a 24 hour period to cancel pending withdrawals to STEEM accounts.
Tipping sounds AWESOME! What should I use it for?
Just like on Steemit and other interfaces to the STEEM blockchain, social media is all about engagement. If someone helps you out, contributes to discussion, or has a great idea, you can send them a tip to let them know you appreciate them! Small payments, challenge rewards, or even a way to get someone interested in STEEM who's never heard of it: there are a ton of great uses for SteemTipper. In fact, someone who has been tipped can claim the balance, and use it to start tipping with — no STEEM account necessary! If you tip someone and they do not claim the balance in seven days, the tip is automatically credited right back to your SteemTipper balance. Our service isn't made for transfering large sums (sorry, no money laundering,) but gives you a way to safely complete a number of small transactions while browsing, without having to log in to your wallet with your active key every time.
Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts for supporting us by voting our witness and using our services like SteemTipper and Steem.Chat.
We put so much of ourselves and our rewards from the platform back into intiatives like this, but we never forget that they are all made possible because the community supports us in doing so. At the end of the day, we are often tired, but we are always grateful.
Feel free to contact myself, @FollowBTCNews, or @crimsonclad with any questions, comments, or concerns you may have. Your feedback will help us shape the future of SteemTipper as we bring it to many new social media platforms. We've done a lot of testing, but this service is BRAND NEW, so we know we're likely going to have a hiccup or two as we get rolling. We're here to help.
What are you waiting for? Get tipping!
Lots of love, from me and Crim. (Now we're off to grab some HUGE cups of coffee, and maybe a little bit of cake to celebrate!)
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