A bot that auto-sends tips in Bitcoin Cash (BCH) when called? That’s Tippr, maintained and operated by payment processing and digital goods merchant Rocketr. Tippr automates the transaction process between users who want to send quick funds to another user.
Tippr described itself as “a bitcoin cash tip-bot for Reddit and Twitter, allowing you to send bitcoin cash to other users easily.” The bot program started back in September and the bot’s Twitter profile page details its history of amicable exchanges in the growing Bitcoin Cash community.
Bitcoin Cash users active in Twitter threads and Reddit community/discussion pages use the program to send out appreciative tips to other users whose social media content they might encounter as particularly hilarious, insightful, or simply agreeable.
To use the program, Reddit users simply call for “/u/tippr” and designate the amount they wish to send under a comment they like. The amounts are described in fiat currency, with the U.S. dollar as its base. For Twitter, users need to tag both the bot and the receiving user, with the amount preceding the tag, for example: “$10 @tipprbot.”
Imagine this: micropayments done in BTC. Yup. It used to be a thing some three or four years back. Coinbase once had a tipping service which can be embedded to a site or linked through social media. There used to be a company called Changetip that does the same thing, albeit without the automation.
Nowadays, these payments are nigh impossible to do with legacy Bitcoin, or SegWit1x (BTC), unless your definition of micro in micropayments goes at around $20-30 per transaction and takes days to process.
Ever since Bitcoin Cash began making waves with its first block mined in August, services like Tippr have enabled BCH users with a viable means of sending their kind regards to friends and fellow users over the internet for as little as two cents. There’s a saying that goes: it’s the small gestures that count. Small gestures that reflect a thoughtful consideration, an appreciation for saying facts as they are.