Tips On Hive Are Officially In The Peakd UI - And That's A Good Thing

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I may be the last one seeing this, but today I noticed something on the UI of my peakd UI: a small giftbox, between the number of votes and the number of comments. It looks like this:

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When you click on it, you get a specific UI for sending tips, like this:

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The interesting part is not that some part of it is sent to null, that is something expected, in order to prevent spam (remember those dozens of 0.001 "tips" you got on Steemit, a couple of years ago, only to stuck some memos down your wallet, so to speak?). In my opinion, the interesting part is that I couldn't find any official statement about this (again, I may be wrong, so if you know something, please show me the way).

@cardboard is the author and maintainer of the @tipu bot, and I'd be curious to know if all @tipu activity would be transferred to this new API.

Anyway, tips are something that I wanted to see in HIVE (STEEM) for some time now, and I even had some payment algorithms which included some "skin in the game".

All in all, a nice addition, kudoz to those who implemented it!

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Hey, @dragosroua.

Looks like the announcement came out about an hour ago.

It will be interesting to see how tips play out.

Thanks for the heads up :)

No worries. PeakD is pretty good at getting the word about what they're doing and what's next, so it's generally only a matter of time. You were good to find it out so fast. I generally don't know anything about something until it's announced, which means I have to see the post first. :)

It's great, especially for older posts where your vote doesn't count anymore.

I think hive will be appreciated because it deserves it from users.