Ripple (XRP), the third largest
cryptocurrency by market cap is gaining a lot of attraction recently, with
massive adoption currently going on for the crypto. For Google Mail (Gmail)
users, it is now easy to send a tip to people all over the world using XRP.
XRPTipBot Now Available on Gmail
Gmail users can send XRP to other users all over the globe using the MoneyMessage feature available on its platform. MoneyMessage is a browser extension on Google Chrome that allows Gmail users to pay for services or send tips to people all over the globe.
Google in its post stated that “MoneyMessage is a
Browser extension which allows you to append money in the form of XRP
(Cryptocurrency) and send it to any mail receiver. A receiver doesn’t need an
account or knowledge about Cryptocurrencies. The amount will be deposited in
XRPTipBot which allows your receiver to withdraw at any time.”
MoneyMessage as a service is on the lookout for applications that are
designed to help simplify day-to-day tasks for people all over the world, and
is one of such
applications. MoneyMessage explained that the XRPTipBot service is
straightforward to use. The receiver doesn’t need to have an account or crypto
wallet before receiving payment using this source. MoneyMessage immediately
alerts the recipient once the funds have been transferred successfully, which
usually takes just seconds.
The introduction of XRPTipBot by
MoneyMessage has generated some excitement amongst the XRP community as they
believe that it is a great idea to help boost the adoption of the
Schlaubi Dev, a cryptocurrency
enthusiast on Twitter, was excited about this latest development. He tweeted that “Expand @xrptipbot by sending tips within e-mails!
Receivers don’t need any account or technical knowledge.”
While the cryptocurrency market has
been in a bear trend over the past 16 months, XRP and some other digital
currency projects have been focused on gaining massive adoption. The launch of
xRapid payment system which makes use of XRP has led to an increase in the
usage of the cryptocurrency as more banks and financial institutions across the
globe are now adopting the technology.
XRPTipBot Already Available On Twitter, Reddit and Concord
Although the XRPTipBot is just coming to Gmail, the service
has been available for users of some social media platforms such as Twitter,
Reddit, and Concord. According to their official page, XRPTipBot is “a bot that enables users on Reddit, Twitter, and Discord to send Ripple
XRP to each other through Reddit comments/tweets.” For users to send
payment or tips using this service, they would need to deposit funds to their
XRPTipBot accounts first.
Even though the payment service is
not very popular in the crypto space, allowing users to send payment via social
media platforms is a great way to gain massive adoption for XRP.
Bitcoin Payment Also Available On Twitter
XRPTipBot is not the only service that allows users to send cryptocurrency via social media platforms. Tippin is a platform that launched a chrome extension two months ago which enables Twitter users to send and receive tips in BTC.
The service is aiming to make it
easier for people to receive Bitcoin payment using Lightning Network. The
presence of services such as Tippin and XRPTipBot could play a crucial role in
helping crypto projects attain massive adoption due to the simple nature
sending cryptocurrencies via social media platforms.