Have you noticed all the tweets suggesting that people join tippin.me so they can be tipped on Twitter? Maybe you’ve been the recipient of one of these tweets. They often feature a taco and look like this:
— McleroTV (@McleroTV) March 3, 2019
Lightning network allows for very fast and low cost payments in Bitcoin. This makes it perfect for tipping on Twitter. It is very easy for your reader to click the tip button and scan the code. So, how do you set it up?
Set up your Account
Setting up an account is easy and fast, all you need is a Twitter account! In order to set up your tippin.me account, simply go to their homepage. Click the button “Join Now.”
This will bring you to a page where you can sign up with Twitter, go ahead and do it. Authorize the app. You’re done. People can now tip you via tippin.me.
To check your balance, go back to the tippin.me homepage and log in with Twitter. It will ask you to authorize again and it’ll bring you to your dashboard. Easy enough.
Add the Tag to your site
Go ahead and try it. By scanning the QR code with your Lightning Network Enabled Wallet (Try using Eclair Mobile) you can sent us a quick tip right now. Seriously – 100 satoshi doesn’t even cost a penny!
About the Project
For now, Tippin.me is being run by a single developer. It is in Beta – so use it at your own risk. Generally the tips are small, But know that until any money you have collected is safely in your own bitcoin wallet, you don’t control it.