Japan's Answer to Quora Announces Bitcoin Tipping Scheme

OKWave, Japan's answer to social network Quora, has announced plans to launch a bitcoin tipping scheme.

AccessTimeIconJul 8, 2015 at 11:42 a.m. UTC
Updated Sep 11, 2021 at 11:45 a.m. UTC

OKWave, Japan's answer to social network Quora, has announced plans to launch its own bitcoin tipping scheme.

The platform, established in 1999, claims to be the country's largest Q&A site. It announced the news via its blog, which noted:

"Until now, you could only leave thanks in the comments under your favourite answers, now you can send your gratitude with bitcoin."

A preview image on OKWave's website suggested users will have to paste in their bitcoin wallet address in order to tip respondents with the digital currency. Currently, users are only able to either up-vote, down-vote or thank users for their answers.

Larger trend

OKWave's announcement sees the company join a growing number of social media platforms who have integrated bitcoin tipping schemes.

Argentina-based Taringa! recently introduced a bitcoin tipping revenue share model – following its partnership with Xapo – to award content creators with digital currency. Meanwhile, ChangeTip is now supported on 12 sites including Facebook, Twitch and Reddit.


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