Aggregates small payment requests to make micro-payments practical.
No sign-up or pre-funding required. As you browse the web, SyndiCoin keeps a private account of payment requests from participating sites.
When you are ready, visit SyndiCoin. Remove any items you dislike, then pay for the ones you like. Review the payment in your wallet before broadcasting it to the network.
By paying for content, you reward publishers and encourage them to rely on direct funding instead of ads.
Start helping content creators today. Since few sites currently integrate SyndiCoin directly, the extension helps bridge the gap. It will collect addresses from any sites you visit which publish them, whether or not they support SyndiCoin directly. The browser extension enables tipping on social networks too!
No sign-up required. We do not hold your coin.
Include a small piece of code in your pages and start accepting bitcoin payments for your content. The code will not slow down your site's page load time (loads asynchronously) and is very lightweight (less than 4K compressed).
SyndiCoin combines multiple payments into multi-output transactions. This improves efficiency so we can keep transactions on the blockchain and avoid holding funds.
Sorry: The browser extension required for tipping is currently only available for Chrome. Check back later for other versions.
Each post (tweet, video, comment, etc.) will include a SyndiCoin tip button. External links may have a separate "Tip Source" button to find tipping addresses on the external site.
Unlike SyndiCoin's web content payment system, tipping requires the click of a button to record a payment request. When a tip button is clicked, SyndiCoin will scan for bitcoin addresses in the associated user's profile. If found, the request will be saved and the tip button will animate or turn green. If no bitcoin address can be found, the button will turn red.
No need to subscribe to the social network, just install the browser extension and start tipping! Tips are saved in your browser's storage (localStorage) for later payment. Visit the SyndiCoin site to pay your tips. Funds move directly from your wallet to the recipient's over the blockchain. SyndiCoin does not touch your transaction or your funds.
Some network modules provide a boilerplate message you may send when you tip (or cannot tip) someone. You may encourage people to set up a bitcoin address to receive tips, but please exercise restraint - do not spam online communities with off-topic messages. Sending these boiler-plates is optional and has nothing to do with the actual tipping process.
Sending tips requires special wallet support. See the FAQ. Tips may be received by any wallet.Install the Chrome extension
Receiving tips via SyndiCoin requires a bit more up-front setup than other push-based tipping systems. You must create a bitcoin wallet. Once you have a wallet, insert a bitcoin address into your social media profile (see below).
Bitcointalk provides a field specifically for your bitcoin address.
Bitcointalk is currently one of the best places for tipping because many users have already published a bitcoin address.
TradingView also includes a custom profile field for your bitcoin address. Many TradingView users already publish bitcoin addresses, making it a great place to start tipping as well.
Reddit is unusual because users do not have editable profile pages.
SyndiCoin will search /r/syndicoin for the latest post from you when someone wants to tip you.
Place your bitcoin address in your profile:
Place your bitcoin address in your channel's description:
SyndiCoin will search for an address in the video description before it scans the user profile. You can use this if you want to publish a different address for different videos (perhaps to track which ones monetize best). Using separate addresses should be weighed carefully against creating many small outputs which are more expensive to spend (for example, if someone pays for two videos that have the same address, they will be combined into a single, higher-value output).
Third-party sites may change their structure at any time without notice. Tipping is provided on a best-effort basis and may stop working if there are changes. Ultimately, we hope sites will support SyndiCoin tipping directly (get in touch, Facebook!), making browser plug-ins unnecessary.
Please let us know if you notice missed tipping opportunities or other problems. We make no guarantees but will do our best to keep up to date with third-party changes.
If you would like to help develop modules for third party systems or enhance the existing ones, please get in touch. We'd be happy to open the source for the existing modules if there is interest.
We are competition-friendly: As seen above, our methods are open - tip recipients publish a regular bitcoin address to receive tips. This data is published on publicly-accessible sites, not hidden in a proprietary database. This means alternatives to SyndiCoin can use tip addresses set up for use with SyndiCoin. We plan to keep fees low and otherwise "do the right thing" to fend off competition. We don't plan to lock anyone into using this system except by making something they'll want to keep using.
To use the service, you must use a wallet that supports the relatively recent Bitcoin Payment Protocol (BIP 70).
These wallets have been tested to work with SyndiCoin:
If your wallet opens with a multi-output transaction, it properly handles the format used by SyndiCoin.
SyndiCoin takes advantage of several modern browser features commonly called HTML5.