Tutorial: Send a Tip to any Github user in 60 seconds

Gitcoin is a community of thousands of BUIDLers that are looking for projects.

Because of the strong community of Ethereum developers looking to build skills, develop relationships, and earn some ETH, it’s never been easier to incentivize work in Open Source Software to the crowd.

Did you know that Gitcoin is not just bounties? In addition to bounties, we also offer the ability to send Tips to any github username.

Tipping is a lightweight way to reward a contributor to your repo without having to know their Ethereum address.

Tips are great for:

  • Showing appreciation to your community
  • Airdropping tokens to those who add value to your project
  • Building relationships with your contributors

To show you how easy it is, we invite you to follow along and Send a Tip via this tutorial.

Growing your OSS Repo Has Never Been Easier

How to Send a Tip

Prerequisites: The first thing you’ll need is Metamask. Install that in your browser.

Step 1: Go to the Gitcoin Tip page and click “Send Ether”.

Step 2: Fill in the form and press “Send”.

Step 3: Confirm the transaction in Metamask.

The user will be notified on Github and via email.

You have now quickly transferred value to another Github username in a safe, quick, and easy manner!

Gitcoin is a toolbox of powertools for open source software: Tips, Bounties, DevGrants, Job Boards

Here’s the same tutorial in video form.

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