HiveTips is a revolutionary way to reward your favorite and deserving users on the Hive blockchain with a 'tip'!
People can tokenize any kind of content in the internet, emails, YouTube videos, tweets, websites and other platforms.
It also accommodates for direct tipping for all other websites without a button, but rather with manual transfers, which can all be done in an easy user friendly way via the extension.
The extension also enables people to utilize the browser as a safely encrypted decentralized means of communications with Hive. Hence cutting out the need to log into various websites for various transactions.
Benefits of HiveTips
In order to list the benefits and potential benefits, we're going to first address the current ways one can use their HIVE. Currently, on the open market, there are 370 million +/- HIVE coins for which people have a very limited use for. Those would include primarily:
*Trading on crypto exchanges.
*Staking on Hive to increase your holdings in various ways.
*Participating in games and other activities within the ecosystem.
*Purchasing merchandise via communities like #weedcash and #hivehustlers.
There are other use cases for HIVE, but all are limited to a specific site within one niche. HIVE is still far from having a diverse range of uses on the open market, neither online nor in the real life business world. It is clear to everyone, that for any cryptocurrency that wishes to diversify its list of investors, owners and users, that there must be legitimate reasons for them to make such a decision.
Some influencing factors for a person to choose HIVE over other cryptocurrencies are:
Fast and Feeless (or 'Fast and FREE') transactions.
Decentralized and resistant to manipulation by a founding company.
Use cases. (Where all they can use their HIVE).
Hive already has the money saving side of things covered, and much better than most of our competing blockchains out there. Transactions are not only fast - a mere three seconds - which is real time. But also, feeless. You would be hard-pressed to find another blockchain that offers this. Together, we are 'Fast and Free'!
It is the use case scenarios where HiveTips is required all over the internet. No, not just in niche spaces, but all over the internet. Where there are people in the services markets, there is a potential need for rewarding those people via tips. Which brings us to the benefits HiveTips has to offer to Hive in the segment of outreach.
INTRODUCING - The latest addition to HiveTips:
Hive Patron is a blockchain based service, contained within HiveTips, that makes it easy and safe for creators to get rewarded another way for their hard work. If you do not have HiveTips on your browser, please visit our website and download the one that suits you. Hive Patron was inspired by other similar services, found on and offline, that are based only in the fiat atmosphere and heavily centralized.
Is it free to use or are there any fees?
Yes. It is totally free of charge. We do not take any fee from your usage. Every penny that goes through your patronage ends up in the beneficiary.
Can it be used for donations?
Yes. HivePatron is a great new way to honor any charitable bone you may have in your body. Share and share alike!
Can it be used for supporting others?
Yes. We encourage you to support others in any way you can and help to hone the budding ecosystem we have here at Hive.
How does it work?
For creators, Hive Patron is a way to get rewarded for creating the things you’re already creating (webcomics, videos, songs, blogs etc). Fans can send a few bucks worth of HIVE (cryptocurrency) to you each month, and then you get those funds in your wallet/account automatically every month. Consider it a stipend for being awesome.
For patrons, Hive Patron is a way to join your favorite creator's community and reward them for making the things you love and enjoy! All payments are automated to monthly transfers, directly from your Hive account, to the creator's Hive account. You are literally creating your own coded contract, which is totally independent of any third party. Yes, that is right. You create the contract and the rest is all inscribed on the ledger of the blockchain.
How can I undo a Patron contract?
Active contracts will always display a trashcan icon on the right side of each row in the 'my Patron Contracts' list.
Is there a way I can see actual blockchain references to the Patron contract?
Yes you can. By clicking on the Ref button in the 'my Patron Contracts' list, a redirection to the hiveblocks.com blockchain explorer will take place. There, you will have the chance to take a look at a secondary source of information regarding the nature of the contract operation.
How does it work 'under the hood'?
Special operations called 'custom_json' are signed in the blockchain representing a contract between the Patron (supporter) and the beneficiary. These, once initiated, can be seen on sites like HiveWorld or HiveBlocks once the transaction is written to the blockchain. You will often see these same types of transactions when playing a game that was built on Hive, or using other front-ends to deploy a post. These operations serve as references which additionally provide the following benefits:
Public immutable data
Thanks to the signed references in the blockchain, the wallet can now, without 3rd party support, scan the blockchain autonomously and determine what contracts are due. Additionally, the token transferring takes place in your own wallet without any central server doing it for you.
Is it truly a 100% decentralized solution?
Yes, it is. The client (your HiveTips extension) relies uniquely on the blockchain and own resources for the Patron service utilization.
Do I need to install anything?
No. Only HiveTips itself and any HiveTips version 0.5.2 and above already brings all the necessary updates for you.