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 obtains the username, profile picture and email address from your personal Twitter data.
After that, you get into the dashboard view
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.
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:
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:
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.
For the visitor of your page it looks like this:
Tippin.me is available as an app for Android and iOS.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At this point, your own public node address is displayed and the prompt to open a channel is displayed.
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”
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.
The opening of the channel is written on the blockchain (on-chain) and thus virtually to the Lightning credit
The channel is established and now we can send and receive Lightning payments (off-chain) via this channel.