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Thankful

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Support free culture by automatically sending cryptocurrency to the creators of the content you love.

Thankful is an app that keeps track of the websites you visit, the videos you watch, the music you listen to (not yet), which applications you use (such as Thankful itself) and then tries to figure out who created it so that you can choose to easily support those you find deserving, by directly sending them cryptocurrency.

This helps solve a fundamental issue on the internet where ad-funded creators have incentive to steal your attention as long as possible instead of providing you with as much value as they can. By using Thankful, you incentivize creators to spend more time and effort on creating what you want, and reward those who do.

Thankful is being developed by Superuser Labs. We hope that people will want to express their gratitude towards others so we can have healthier incentives on the internet.

Get the alpha!

Get extension for Chrome Get extension for Firefox

Features

  • Direct-to-creator payments (no middle men!)
  • Keeps track of the creators you visit on YouTube, Medium and GitHub (more coming soon, create an issue if you have a request!)
  • Decentralized
  • No special token
  • No forced fees (but we hope you will be thankful and support our continued work!)

But there's a lot more coming, you can read about the features we are planning in our wiki.

What content can currently be funded by Thankful?

We want to make it easy to support creators on all platforms and mediums. These are the things we're currently supporting:

  • Videos: on YouTube
  • Code: on GitHub
  • Writing: on Medium

We want to support more types of content on more platforms, see this page in our wiki for our ideas.

Thank you

  • Satoshi Nakamoto & the Bitcoin community: for bringing cryptocurrency to the world, without which decentralized payments would remain a dream.
  • The Ethereum community: for building a great developer ecosystem that enables us to build stuff like this.
  • Patreon: for the immense success you've had taking patronage for online creators mainstream and creating a sustainable source of income for creators.
  • Open Collective: for creating a new standard of transparency for open communities.
  • Bountysource: for creating an interesting way to fund open source development.
  • Flattr: for pioneering microtransactions/tipping.
  • Yours: for trying something crazy. (see video: "Improving Content Quality with P2P Micropayments")

We've been keeping track of and learned about alternatives to Thankful that you can read about in our wiki.

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