Tippin.me

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Tippin.me

The idea behind tippin.me is to reward Twitter posts with a few Satoshi, as a kind of tip.

You install the tippin.me extension in your Firefox or Crome browser. After that, you log in with your Twitter account.

Tippin.me registration
Tippin.me registration

Tippin.me obtains the username, profile picture and email address from your personal Twitter data.

After that, you get into the dashboard view

Tippin.me Dashboard
Tippin.me Dashboard

You now have your own Tippin.me Lightning Wallet to receive and send Lightning payments.

(1) If you look at Twitter through the browser where the Tippin.me Browser Extension was installed, the Tippin.me icon in the form of a small flash is displayed for each tweet.

Tippin.me Tweet
Tippin.me Tweet

By clicking on this flash, a donation can be made to the author of the tweet. This flash appears on a post, regardless of whether the user is a Tippin user or not.

If he is a broad Tippin user, the tip will be credited to his account. If he is not yet a Tippin user, he will receive an invitation to register with Tippin in order to receive the donation.

You can also use Tippin.me outside of Twitter to receive Lightning donations yourself.

Clicking on “Your Tippin Page” (2) creates a link with QR code. After accessing this link, users will see this page:

Tippin.me Coinpages.io
Tippin.me Coinpages.io

You can leave this link on your homepage, blog or forums and thus point out the possibility of donation.

For our partner site Coinpages, the link looks like this:

https://tippin.me/@coinpagesio

In addition to the link, you can also create a tippin.me payment button (4) which can also be integrated as HTML code on your own pages.

Tippin.me HTML Code for Donation Button
Tippin.me HTML Code

For the visitor of your page it looks like this:

With Linked Apps (3), you can link the Tippin.me apps.

Tippin.me App

Tippin.me is available as an app for Android and iOS.

tippinWallet
tippinWallet

After you have downloaded the app from the store and installed it on your smartphone, you can also log in with your Twitter account. Accordingly, the web wallet is linked to the mobile wallet.

The Tippin.me app is a non-custodial wallet and you have to write down your seed, consisting of 24 words, securely. After the synchronization process is complete, the following screen appears.

tippin.me App Dashboard
tippin.me App Dashboard

If you haven’t received any tips for your Twitter messages or your Tippin.me links and button on your home pga, the Tippin.me account must be filled.

After clicking on the plus sign, the QC code appears.

tippin.me App Charging
tippin.me App Charging

This information can be transferred to other applications via Copy & Paste.

This is a bc1 bitcoin address, not a Lightning address. You cannot generate a Lightning address in the Tippin.me app.

Test-wise, the equivalent value of 1″ was sent via Bitcoin (on-chain). To make a Lightning payment, we go the detour via our own payment page.

Here we pay from an existing Lightning Wallet to the displayed invoice.

This amount will be displayed immediately on the website. Synchronization with the account balance on the app is not automatic.

The deposits via Lightning via the web tipping page are shown separately, to which Satoshi, which have been transferred via Bitcoin to the app.

tippin.me App Overview
tippin.me App Overview

The credit on the app can only be charged via Bitcoin (on-chain) and is limited with the device. The minimum top-up amount is 25,000 Satoshi and can be raised via the plus sign.

The option to scan the QR code opens via the arrow. To do this, a Lightning Channel must be opened beforehand. This is done via the network icon.

Tippin.me Channel open
Tippin.me Channel open

At this point, your own public node address is displayed and the prompt to open a channel is displayed.

Tippin.me Channel open
Tippin.me Channel open

The user is free to connect via any channel. This option also offers Tippin.me. We use the Tippin channel at this point and click on “Open channel with Tippin”

Tippin.me Channel open
Tippin.me Channel open

Now we can decide what liquidity the channel should have. Since we do not want to open any more channels, we use our entire balance of 60,000 Satoshi.

Tippin.me Channel open
Tippin.me Channel open

The opening of the channel is written on the blockchain (on-chain) and thus virtually to the Lightning credit

transfer Tippin.me channel
transfer Tippin.me channel

The channel is established and now we can send and receive Lightning payments (off-chain) via this channel.

 

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