Two ‘Major Updates' On The Way For XRP's Tip Bot
The Community of XRP's third-party addition to the ledger, otherwise known as the XRP Tip Bot, has recently received a significant upgrade. Along with this, the creator of Tip Bot, Wietse Wind, discusses the upgrade, and future updates, that will provides the bot with “New ways of tipping“.
If you're otherwise unfamiliar with the technology, the XRP Tip Bot allows users on Social Media outlets such as Twitter or Reddit to tip other users in XRP almost instantaneously. Many refer to the Tip Bot as being one of the systems that demonstrates the potential of the XRP ledger, including the settlement speed of 4 seconds, and an openness towards third-party technologies to be built on it.
This particular bot is put to a highly effective use by the XRP community, primarily on Twitter, allowing users to tip other members. A new update was released by Wind the other day, which leveraged Bithomp's Application Programming Interfaces [APIs] to display the name of the account that possessed the wallet, and what the XRP was being sent to.
Bithomp is a website that provides a number of services that are directly linked to the XRP ledger and maintains a robust list of names associated with known wallets. This particular update came in two steps, the first being where users could see the wallet names on the specific deposit or withdrawal link, with the other being where users could directly see the names of the account owner while transferring XRP.
The second update came when a user, hereby named ‘Mr. Cool Dad-E' reported a relatively rare bug. The bug would result in users being accidentally tipped XRP due to the Twitter's mention mechanic. Wind was able to redress this fault relatively quickly, resulting in feedback by the affected user, stating:
“The next @xrptipbot update #update 3/4: The TipBot will now detect when you are replying to a thread where the TipBot is already part of the thread. In that case, all mentions will be stripped, so another @xrptipbot-mention is required. No accidental Thread-tipping anymore”
Wind went on to include a feature that is being used heavily to this day by the XRP community. This is the ability to tip multiple people in the same tweet. Each individual mention, through this updated system had a limit of roughly 5 XRP.
Wietse Wind was questioned by the community regarding the update. He teased further updates of the bot and stated:
“All I can tell is there are two more updates coming up that are even better ;). One will be announced probably next week, but not by me. And one next month.”
Wind continued on to refer to a number of later ‘major updates', stating:
“And I’m not talking a change in bot behavior, and not another social channel: I’m talking two major updates allowing a whole new way of tipping ;)”
This might mean that there are more treats in waiting for the XRP Community. They rejoiced over the recent upgrade, with user HazMedic said:
“That’s amazing! Could the next update include a rule where we can tip everyone with an LN in their handle?”