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May 02, 2014, 10:05:16 AM
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As many of you know 'tipping coins' is something that is quite popular with some crypto communities. Essentially it is just people giving small amount of money to other users for content that they value. It was quite popular in bitcoin 12 months ago, but has seemingly decreased in usage although I have no stats. The practise is still mainly confined to the Reddit website although it is possible to tip on Twitter, Facebook and few other popular social sites too with some coins.

I have often thought that the ability to give small amounts of money to valuable comments, music, videos or anything else on the web was an interesting and unique feature of digital currencies and a great way of attracting new users, immediately rewarding participation, but expansion off of reddit onto the wider web was always going to need the cooperation of other websites and it doesn't seem like Facebook or Youtube are going to be very welcoming although personally I wouldn't be against any operator taking a cut.  Do you guys think tipping has a future or will it just fade out?

PS - I am not interested in whether dogecoin is evil or not.  Tipping existed before dogecoin and lots of coins have tip bots.


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