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A tip jar.
« on: September 15, 2015, 06:30:43 pm »
The problem with most Bitcoin tipping widgets is that they suck.

They are too obsessed to not be custodians of your money, so users have to open their wallet and issue a tx.

Yes, some have it setup as "bitcoin:" URI handlers, but many users just use online wallets.

This also spams blockchain with tiny txs and sets the lowest possible amount for tips. Plus charges you fees.

In any case, the mental cost is too high, and that's the main barrier.


Instead, they should allow you to deposit small amount and setup a default price of your likes in account's preferences.

There should be up/down buttons and *the number of clicks*, not money, in the middle, same as reddit.

You can click on it several times if you really like the content.

After some time the amount gets frozen and the down button will not go below it. At that point the funds will be transferred to the author.
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