Aeternity, the blockchain company, launched its social monetization tool „Superhero“ on May 20, describing the platform as „the first decentralized instant peer-to-peer payment tool for digital goods or social content.
The extension is supported by the Internet browsers Brave and Opera, as well as Firefox and Chrome. The decentralized application -or DApp- is also available on the mobile for iOS and Android.
Superhero only supports tips in the form of Aeternity’s native currency, AE. Superhero has a widget for integration into blogs and websites.
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Users can purchase vouchers loaded with 5, 10 or 15 euros of AE through Paypal or BitPay after passing the „Know Your Customer“ procedures. Users can also use atomic swaps to purchase vouchers with Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), Dai (DAI), Wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC), or USD Coin (USDC) with reduced KYC requirements.
The DApp has a free wallet extension in the browser and a widget to facilitate advice between consumers and content creators.
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Speaking to Cointelegraph, Aeternity founder Yanislav Mahalov stressed that Superhero pays content creators on the spot, and does not receive any commission on tips.
„Content monetization has historically been a matter of tug-of-war between outsourced advertisers, data thieves, hosting platforms, and finally the creators themselves,“ Mahalov said. „Superhero is putting control back in the hands of the people, making it easier than ever to support creators in all industries.
Aeternity’s founder highlighted the platform’s resistance to censorship, saying that „no third party controls the approval or delivery of pots, and users can keep their intellectual property.
During May, Aeternity was named along with several distributed registration technology-based startups to receive support from the T-Block blockchain accelerator program run by the Indian government.
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Speaking at a Cointelegraph Talk last month, Ian Kane, the co-founder and CEO of Ternio, a manufacturer of crypto debit cards, emphasized the need for small crypto payments to be exempt from capital gains tax to encourage innovation in blockchain-based micro transactions.
„For something like a
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that is intended for small micro-payments/tips, you shouldn’t be paying 40% for short-term capital gains, it doesn’t make sense,“ Keane said.
„If when the Internet came out you had to pay a tax or some kind of toll every time you clicked on a new website to get information, it wouldn’t have made any sense. It kind of hinders the progress that’s being made [with the crypts],“ he added.