BCH Bot Tippr Produced Tips Worth $70K on Reddit

A new Bitcoin Cash tip bot Tippr that lets users send small transactions using BCH is gaining more and more popularity due to fast and easy use
17 January 2018   1052

Tippr is a new convenient Bitcoin Cash tipbot for Reddit and Twitter users that allows them to reward good content when they want to support the author by leaving a tip. If the users of Twitter want to send instant payment they just have to write $0.50 @tipprbot somewhere in the comment section, and the same works with Reddit users, who should write $0.50 u/tippr. The amount of money is not limited.

Tippr bot on twitter exampleExample of how Tippr bot works on Twitter

In the recent tweet, the official account of Bitcoin reported that Tippr bot has produced $70,069 worth of approximately 50.1 BCH. All in all 20487 tips were made by 9813 users on Reddit, and this amount does not include tips made on Twitter.

Tippr rips per day chartTippr tips per day chart

According to the data about Tippr bot transactions, there are users who make pretty much huge tips, and the hugest amounts were $5388 and $7398. As for the moment of press, the amount of tips made on January 17 solely is $509.

At the moment of press, these are main market parameters of Bitcoin Cash:

  • Average price: $1 560,38
  • Marketcap: $26 396 324 308
  • 24h volume: $1 285 150 000

Athena Bitcoin adds Bitcoin Cash to its ATMs

Athena Bitcoin adds support for Bitcoin Cash to their machines
19 February 2018   6

Rising interest in Bitcoin Cash has made a big impact on cryptocurrency market and service providers alike. The rising exchange rates and more widespread support on exchange platforms contributes to the fact. And this can;t be ignored by companies involved in Bitcoin ATM business. They wouldn't want to be left on the side in such a quick-rising market. So Athena Bitcoin took a logical step and added support for Bitcoin Cash to their ATMs.

In the case of Athena Bitcoin, it's an interesting step because of many reasons. The don't plan to drop Bitcoin anytime soon, so it's just an expansion of bases, rather than a complete turnover. Also added support will be interesting to statistics, because Athena's widespread coverage in several US states will allow to see, whether or not BCH is more popular than BTC in some states.

Bitcoin Cash support will also allow for BCH to fiat conversion with two-way machines available in Athena's network. Added competition doesn't thrill Bitcoin Core community, but BCH enthusiasts are quite happy with this situation.

So far Athena Bitcoin is one of the first providers to give such opportunity to the masses, so it would be interesting to see if other ATM networks will follow the example. Decisions like that are always more than a little controversial so we'll have to wait and see if it pays off.