BCH Tipping Bot Takes Over Telegram

Following the popularity of Tippr on Reddit and Twitter, the users of Telegram application are also capable of performing BCH microtransactions via Pepe-interfaced tipping bot
01 March 2018   3238

In January 2018 we have reported about the gaining popularity Tippr bot, which was a Bitcoin Cash tipbot for Reddit and Twitter users that allowed them to reward the content when they wanted to support the author by leaving a tip.

The technology is developing and spreading to different social services, and recently it has emerged that the similar Bitcoin Cash bot appeared in Telegram app. The bot can be found as tipmebchbot, and it has a repository on GitHub, which states that this software is highly experimental, may lead to loss of funds, and the author takes no responsibility for users' money.

BCH tipping bot in telegramBCH Tipping Bot in Telegram

The TipMeBch bot has the interface of the well-known internet meme Pepe, and is capable of performing the following commands:

  • /tipbch $1.23 - Send tip
  • /tipbch 0.0001 - Send tip (BCH)
  • /balance - Show your balance
  • /deposit - Show your deposit address (PM)
  • /withdraw <address> <bch amount> - Withdraw funds
  • /stats - Show tipping stats
  • /help - This help
  • /about - Information about the bot
  • /setstickerset [name] - Set sticker set for channel (pepe or none)

As it is reported by Altcoinss portal, the bot is currently at version v1.0.0 and is maintained by Andreas Brekken, a cryptocurrency developer who has been working since 2011.

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

  • Average price: $1 249,73
  • Marketcap: $21 237 239 890
  • 24h volume: $357 983 000

Rakuten to Allow to Convert Loyalty Points to Crypto

Rakuten Super Points can be exchanged for three cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin, Ethereum and Bitcoin Cash, but customers must have Rakuten Wallet
24 December 2019   342

The trading platform of the Japanese financial services giant Rakuten Wallet will allow Rakuten Group customers to convert loyalty points into digital assets.

According to the company this Tuesday, Rakuten Super Points can be exchanged for three cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin, Ethereum and Bitcoin Cash. Previously, customers will have to register an account with Rakuten Wallet. The minimum amount for an exchange is 100 points. During such operations, the rate of one “super point” will be set at the level of one yen ($ 0.0091).

Through the launch of the new service, Rakuten Wallet hopes to reduce the barriers of entry to crypto asset trading by providing an easy and more accessible way for new users to start, including novice users who are interested in crypto asset trading with no prior experience. The service also increases the range of uses for Rakuten Super Points across the Rakuten Group’s ecosystem of services, making the Rakuten loyalty membership program even more attractive and convenient.


Rakuten Wallet

Restrictions on the amount of one transaction apply, as well as the amount of points available for conversion per month - up to 500,000 ($ 4,570). Initially, the service will be available only to users of the Android application, but next month its support will be implemented in the iOS application.

The public launch of Rakuten Wallet took place this August. The exchange is one of the few regulated entities for cryptocurrency trading in Japan.