Facebook has approved two fresh cryptocurrency tipping apps, according to the petite team of dogecoin enthusiasts that developed them.
Lead developer Alejandro Caballero announced on reddit that the social networking giant has approved both his Doge Tipping App, which is restricted to dogecoin, and his Multicoin Tipping App, which got the official nod just this morning.
The latter permits 14 altcoins to be used to prize posts on Facebook te a very real sense, rather than merely providing them the standard ‘like’. The total list reads: dogecoin, digibytes, einsteinium, fedoracoin, mintcoin, reddcoin, quark, worldcoin, vertcoin, karmacoin, earthcoin, trollcoin, HTMLcoin and donationcoin.
This is not the very first time digital currencies have appeared on Facebook. CoinDesk reported last month on QuickCoin’s wallet app that permits users to send bitcoin to anyone on their contacts list spil simply spil messaging. However, the fresh apps look to be the very first dedicated tipping services on the toneel.
“When wij submitted the doge-only app, the Multicoin Tipping App wasgoed also submitted. But wij needed to switch several things to have it eventually approved, which happened a few minutes ago,” said Caballero.
He described the approvals spil a “dual kasstuk” and said the team is now bringing fresh coins to the big field “te the most zuivere spirit of shibing” – a reference to the Shiba Inu dog breedgeschouderd mascot of the dogecoin community.
The dogecoin community responded te kleuter, with abundant Comic Sans praise and a few dogecoin tips for Caballero and his team.
Limitations still exist
Using the world’s fattest social network spil a payments toneelpodium is not a fresh concept, but getting approval and weaving around Facebook’s limitations has proven tricky.
Albeit Facebook has now approved the apps, there are a few limitations users should be aware of. Notably, the apps can only be used to make tips te an approved group, but groups can be added and practically any Facebook user can be tipped.
“Tipping through the apps work from Facebook Groups, but once you joined one of them, you can send tips to every person existing te Facebook, from your friends list or not. Wij add groups on request. This way of working is the reason the apps where approved, because they promote social interaction without messing with user’s preferences or security.”
Caballero’s team has big plans aside from Facebook and is presently working on a universal tipping verhoging for WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, Xenforo, PHPBB and others.
Dogecoin is already a popular medium for tipping popular content producers, but has bot restricted largely to platforms like reddit. The fresh Facebook apps could see the phenomenon take off with a much larger audience.
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