Introducing @tipU - service for super easy sending tips, promoting and sharing profit on steemit :)

in #steemit5 years ago (edited)

What is @tipU in 3 seconds:

Write tip! anywhere in the comment under a post - author of this post will receive small amount of SBD from you and you will get share in the service profit :)

Hi guys, this is @cardboard here. 7 months ago I wrote a post about cool features that would make steemit a much better, social esperience. Amongst the propositions there was an easy, fast tipping system. Steemit devs were too busy to do it so I made my own: @tipU :)

Quick @tipU guide:

  1. Send any amount of SBD to @tipU
  2. You now have made a deposit on @tipU
    Please note: you can withdraw your deposit at any moment without any fees or restrictions
  3. If you like someone's post: write a comment with tip! anywhere in the comment
  4. The author of this post will get 0.1 SBD from your deposit within few seconds
  5. @tipU will automatically add a comment under the post praising your generosity :)

There's more:

  • In the comment write tip! 0.5 - the author will get 0.5 SBD. Any other number will work (min tip = 0.1 SBD)
  • In the comment write tip! post - the automatically added comment will feature your latest post so the author can check it out right away an upvote ;)
  • In the comment write tip! link - the automatically added comment will feature a link that you have set up earlier - for example a referral link (more about it in a moment)
  • In the comment write tip! hide - @tipU won't add any comment - you're a humble person... You can even delete the tip! hide comment after few seconds to leave no traces...


Every 12 hours @tipU checks its SBD balance and compare it to the sum of all deposits. If the difference is positive, 50% of the profit goes to Steem Power buy fund, the second half is given to the users - proportionally to size of their deposits.
The profit will come from:

  • upvoting @tipU comments (including @tipU selfvoting with small amount of vote power)
  • upvoting @tipU posts
  • @tipU will invest Steem Power into @minnowbooster for daily income. Investments into other useful projects are of course also possible.
  • donations

@tipU will be posting about:

  • service updates (no daily generic report spam, just valuable content)
  • guides about programming your own bots on steem / cryptocurrency exchanges
  • guides about using cryptocurrencies
  • usefull tools on steem platform - overall lots of tutorials and handy stuff

Please note, that you can deposit and withdraw your SBD without any restrictions or fees. You can also deposit and not send tips at all - so @tipU will work as a bank that pays you interest from it's earnings. But sending tips is to cool to not do this ;)

As for using vote power to sell votes - I think we have enough voting bots already, it would be much better to use Steem Power for upvoting and promoting valuable content, especially from new users. I will look into curation guilds that does this job :) If you have any suggestions, let me know!

Communication with @tipU:

You can communicate with @tipU by entering your steemit Wallet and sending any amount of SBD to @tipU with the commands written in memo. Every SBD amount sent that is greater than 0.001 (minimal transfer amount) will be also added to deposit. @tipU will send 0.001 SBD back with required information in the memo. List of available commands:

  • deposit - you can use empty memo or type in deposit in the memo - both will work as making deposit
  • balance - sends back your actual deposit balance
  • withdraw - withdraw all your funds from your deposit. It can also look like this:
    • withdraw all - works the same as withdraw
    • withdraw X.XXX - where X.XXX is a number of the SBD you want to withdraw
    • For example withdraw 1.25 will withdraw 1.25 SBD

  • tip X.XXX - sets the default amount of tip when you use tip! in the comment. All your tips are by default 0.1 SBD but you can change this using this command
    • For example: tip 0.5 will make your tip! send 0.5 SBD every time. Of course you can still use tip! 0.2 in the comment to send 0.2 SBD tip (or any other value)

  • link URL TITLE - sets your link when you use tip! link in the comments
    • For example: link Check out my blog! - will feature link to your blog in the @tipU comment. Use tip! link in the comments to use this feature

  • donate - is treated by @tipU as an income - instead of increasing your balance, it will be divided betwen Steem Power fund and all users - so part of it will go back yo you :)

I know this can look complicated but don't worry - I will write about it with more examples soon under tipu tag.

Why use @tipU

  • it doesn't deplete your vote power
  • it doesn't deplete reward pool
  • it shares its profit with users, helping to spread reward pool more evenly
  • to send a tip you don't have to go to wallet, load your whole transactions list and send a transaction using private keys - you just write a tip! anywhere in the comment. Super handy on mobile :)
  • author gets SBD instantly - not after 7 days, no price variability
  • @tipU automatically adds comment that advertises your profile / newest post / link

How can I support the project:

  • use it! :)
  • follow @tipU and upvote its posts
  • upvote @tipU comments
  • delegate SP to @tipU (even small amount helps!)
  • donate

Please feel free to let me know about your suggestions or found bugs - you can write posts under tipu tag, I will be happy to answer any question :)

I would like to thank user @felixxx - for creating 8 months ago this post: Howto: Steemit Bot Tutorial For Newbies #1 - Votebot - this showed me that developing tools on steemit can be easy and with enough time anything is possible ;)


Awesome. Upvoted and resteemed! Will give it a try. Thanks.

It is not very clear how you would withdraw where do I send the command to.

Why would it's balance be higher than the amount of deposits, am I missing something.

In general I like the idea and want to support it when I get a couple of answers I will send a test amount.

Thanks for the question - you need to send the transaction with for example 0.001 SBD to @tipU - and in the memo you are typing the desired command, for example: withdraw
I will be writing about it with more detail in the next posts.

And the other question

For example the payout from this post will go into the profit :)

Awesome, this makes a lot of sense :) deposited a bigger amount and will aggressively tip over the next days :)

cool :)

Hi @cardboard! You have just received a 0.1 SBD tip from @strangerarray!

@tipU - send tips by writing tip! in the comment and get share in service profit :)
By upvoting this comment you support the service - thanks!

I can confirm that it works - been using this for a couple of days :-) tip! post

Hi @pibyk! You have just received a 0.11 SBD tip from @cardboard!

@tipU - send tips by writing tip! in the comment and get share in service profit :)
By upvoting this comment you support the service - thanks!

@tipU wont tip itself :D

I know - copy pasted short code by accident. Nevertheless it works :-)

remember to make deposit first :)

tip! .1 ;)

But I can tip! your comment :)

This a great idea! I love how you've structured things to also make it an interesting investment opportunity as well as a super simple way to spread some SBD around. I'll be playing with this soon.

Thanks @lukestokes for the 'tip off' on that interesting Africa post. Not sure if I doing this correctly so this is just a test.

Sixth attempt lol tip!

You're welcome! I think you need the ! at the end, not the beginning. It may also need to be on a separate line, but I'm not sure about that.

Yep I just got it to work on another post. I'll edit this above.
The last one took 15 minutes to appear? Must be busy lol

The minimum tip amount is 0.1 SBD - check if you have sufficient deposit :)

My mistake. Not to worry. Just edited it above.

Now this is weird. It's working now everywhere else except on this thread?

Cool, thanks :)

Just edited it. What's the usual delay time? Also no link?

First of the tutorial series is online - deposits and withdrawals:

Thanks, I have read them already. There are a few typos in those posts hence I was putting the ! in front of word tip initially.
I've edited the above again...still not happening. There's plenty on deposit.
I really want this to work. It would be a great asset. It has worked for me once.
wait 1...I've got an idea

I like this service and i would love to give it a try someday when i have enough in my account , excellent post thank you for the share i also followed

I would love to see this work in real time!!! Can't wait to start using it if it works!!!

Quite a creative idea and a growth proposition for the Steemit community. it is never easy to get a tip these days but now we have a chance. That's too innovative.

Resteemed for more steemians to know!


Very clear instructions. Thanks for posting this and your bot is going to have huge success I think !

It's great to see more and more interesting and useful services on Steemit. It creates Steemit more valuable place and makes the community better. I'm sure your project will be BIG soon. I'm your follower now. Upvoted! Good luck @tipu!

REALLY good idea for supporting the people who put so much work in their blocks. And its so easy to use, so that everyone can understand it !

It's a great tool. Carefully thought out. Try to maintain it.

Here is a tip. make it a little easier to understand for us n00bs. :)

Interesting. Have you checked out They have some interesting features as well including their own crypto coin...

Yeah, I am on Actually has more users than Steemit!
Like a hub for all social networks that will be paying users in crypto...

Looks good. ICO is on August 11th if I am not mistaken.

Very cool my comment is a little late but if you see it know I upvoted and resteemed I like the idea

cool thanks :)

Wow. This bot is very useful to curators.

It's a cool concept. Just have to understand exactly how to do this. It sounds simple, yet complicated.

Another project that can help our fellow steemians. I want to support this project but I don't have enough SBD. I am a new member. Hoping soon I can support this one if I have enough SBD to invest. Thankyou for this informative content @tipu.

I don't exactly understand how it shares its profits actually.

I will be writing about it tomorrow :)

no "-" character, just tip! :)

somebody tipped me today with it on my post :)

Welcome to Steem @tipu I have upvoted and sent you a tip

this was funny! XD

what a great post. will try out this bot soon, when i reach enough SBD ;-)

you can try ;-) tip! post

Hi @wuzupin! You have just received a 0.1 SBD tip from @webresultat!

Check out the newest post from @webresultat: 🎼🎬Tonedice Covers Presentation - #4 : Moddi - A Sense Of Grey and follow if you like the content :)

@tipU - send tips by writing tip! in the comment and get share in service profit :)
By upvoting this comment you support the service - thanks!

Welcome to steemit
I hope you enjoy in this Community
Thanks For Join

I think this is an amazing feature, especially since it doesn't deplete your vote power.

Hi @cardboard! You have just received a 0.11 SBD tip from @cardboard!

Check out this link by @cardboard: Check out @tipU tipping service!

@tipU - send tips by writing tip! in the comment and get share in service profit :)
By upvoting this comment you support the service - thanks!

Awesome, this makes a lot of sense :)

I see:

"@tipU wont tip itself ;) but you can tip comments here for example!"

So I will try that instead...

Thank you for creating this tool. Sounds like a lot of fun I'm looking forward to using it. tip!

Just rememner that @tipU wont tip itself :)

Hi @cardboard! You have just received a 0.1 SBD tip from @sneakgeekz!

@tipU - send tips by writing tip! in the comment and get share in service profit :)
By upvoting this comment you support the service - thanks!

Thank you @cardboard Ill try it again to your comment.

Interesting post i like greetings from @ abupasi.alachy

Welcome to steemian, Glad to see more people like you - here join steemit! Regards..

Can you give me some tips on how to get that many votes?

Work hard, do useful things;)

Well, I will try it and try hard

I want to invite you to a challenge my friend. it makes me happy if you like to find answer of my puzzle.

Welcome to steemit @tipU 😊.

Welcome !! wish you best of luck @tipu

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Hi @animal-lovers! You have just received a 0.11 SBD tip from @cardboard!

@tipU - send tips by writing tip! in the comment and get share in service profit :)
By upvoting this comment you support the service - thanks!

You can also tip! comments:)

How do i get in on this???

This post has received a 27.36 % upvote from @booster thanks to: @katiepelc.

This looks amazing! I will play with this feature for a while and see how it works. It's things like this that make this site interesting :)

Yeah, just small things that make our life easier :)

welcome here Tipu ! Nice post, i will follow your account, please follow me!

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Great ideea . Hope people won't spam this just to get more followers

I can always react if this happens, although I wouldnt like to limit the service other then setting the minimum tip to 0.1 SBD. Do you think it's too much / not enough?

No , but you know how minnows are .If they see someone tipipping in their first #introducemyself post they go crazy and follow that guy .I know i did it when i saw BootyMcbootFace giving me a 0.001 tip .May be used to manipulate .

I love tipping bots! I'm just wondering - aren't we already sort of tipping by upvoting?
Or is this for when we want to give more than our current voting power allows?
Thank you!

Yes and yes:) also voting makes your vote power a litlle smaller but it recharges over time.

Very nice! Count me in this project. OMW buying some SBD for this :)

Cool, thanks :)

Not clear explanation.
I want to ask.
What are the advantages that write comments.
Whether by transferring our SBD to make a profit

Hi @jol09! You have just received a 0.1 SBD tip from @cardboard!

@tipU - send tips by writing tip! in the comment and get share in service profit :)
By upvoting this comment you support the service - thanks!

Waahh. I am very happy
thank you

Sorry, I dont know what is the question:( but I can always write tip!

Good to know. Thanks. Some of these #Steemit add ons are awesome. Will definitely give this one a try.

Cool, thanks :)

Welcome here @tipu :) Nice post, i will follow your account, Do Upvote & Follow me!!

Hiiii Tipu nice to read about you.i am Manas from india,am also a new on steemit and welcome you to steemit.i am a big fan of your.i have followed, can you also follow me and upvote me. All the best for your future. I believe teamwork is the good requirement for steemit.

Very interesting I will be later

Hello, welcome to Steemit. I do hope that you have a wonderful time on this platform. Looking forward to your future posts!
Thanks for joining this beautiful community. I followed you. Wish you much luck! Have a great time.!

this looks interesting! I'll be aboard!

@tipU wont tip itself ;) but you can tip comments here for example!

Tried to use it above. Haven't seen any output yet?

It's working now

cool service, will use it as soon as I got more in my account. for now its just enough for one tip....aaaand it´s gone! :)

As a newbie, I really appreciate this!

I'll follow your account to see how you doing. Because i also want earnings as like you @yash0108

Thanks for this post. Good luck in creating your project.

Thank you!

Hi, tipu I am very glad to read your valuable information about steem and other.. so I follow you..... can you follow me please.........

So the big advantage is that you can upvote without draining your VP... But the downside is that you also don't give or receive reputation points when you use tipU.

Thoughts anyone?

Yeah, reputation points are not changing anywhere here. Of course you can always upvote and send tip ;)

Everything that makes more connection between users possible, be it communication or financial or anything else, is good for the platform in the long term in my point of view.

If resteem what get SBD

None, it doesn't work that way. Just resteem the content you like :)

Wow this is a really cool feature thanks for getting it up and running and sharing!

This a quite interesting! @tipU u teach me how to make it an investment chance~thx

I like your concept, keep up the hard work team!!

Good to know about this. :)

Oh, didn't know this one!

Lol , ya. Good stuff here though!

I would like to wish you a warm welcome to the Steemit Community. We look forward to your posts and interacting as we build this community together. I upvoted you.

Very nice. Will have to give it a try. My voting weight is very low, and so many great authors go nearly unnoticed. This will be a way to show appreciation and encouragement. Thank you for the effort.

Thank you and you welcome :)

This is a great idea. I've been thinking about something like this since reading Felix post about bots a couple of days ago.
I see so many great posts that I want to upvote that I deplete my voting strength.
This is a great solution to get those SBD working for the community and an investment at the same time.

Interesting post, upvoted and followed @chwaca

great service

Very cool post. Wish you success! We look forward to the summaries from the use :)

Nice! Your account was recently created so I am offering you my welcome. There is an upvote for you and I'm waiting for many more posts in the future!
I know how hard it is as a fresh account so I suggest you to try out Steemfollower as you can earn 5x more steem than just upvoting by yourself! It's a simple and safe vote exchange that is free to use. I have more info on it in this post where I go over the system in more depth and, believe it or not, this has become my most upvoted post yet.

Hi true steemit friends wherever located. I have seen your blog and it is very interesting, my goal is to have more friends who can help each other. Because I'm new in steemit. Please enlighten and input for steemit progress. Thanks vote, follow & resteem me.

tip! 0.5

@tipU won't tip itself :)

hii @tipu
Give me guidance or tips to get upvote
I'm new here
I want to succeed in steemit
Please help me @ firzee0717

This one looks like a keeper! Upvoted, bookmarked and resteemed! I can't see this not taking off.

tip! 2 hide

@tipU wont tip itself but you can tip this comment ;)

Are you the developer of TipU? If yes, can you show me an evidence?

It is written in the 2nd paragraph :) what other evidence would you like?:)

tip! 10 hide
Blockchain's side effect: it makes my eyes so tired... ha ha ha

:) thank you! gonna donate it to @tipU so it can be divided between users ;)
edit: done :) in 5 seconds Transfer 10.000 SBD to tipu donate

I am new here and will follow.

great idea.!

amazing...just upvoted..and resteem...lets see

Hi @steemfunder! Here is your @tipU service user data:

  • deposit for sending tips and @tipU upvotes: 0.799 SBD
  • delegation status: 6.539 STEEM POWER delegated
  • investment status: 0.229 STEEM POWER invested: 0.004 STEEM and 0.331 SBD
  • pending payout: 0.0002 SBD + 0.0007 STEEM, next scheduled payout in: 24 hours
  • total @tipU STEEM POWER: 337321 | Your share: 0.002% | Your reinvest ratio: 100%
  • voting status: recovering voting power, voting will start in 11 hours
  • Profitability: 0.688 SBD + 0.108 STEEM per 1k SP delegated or invested, APR: 20.44% (data from yesterday)