Blockchain firm Aeternity launched its social monetization tool “Superhero” on May 20. The platform is described as “the first decentralized peer-to-peer instant payment tool for digital goods or social content.”
In addition to Firefox and Chrome, the extension is supported by the crypto-friendly internet browsers Brave and Opera. Its DApp is also available on mobile for iOS and Android.
Superhero supports tipping in the form of Aeternity’s native coin, AE. It features a widget for integration onto blogs and websites.
Users can purchase vouchers loaded with 5, 10, or 15 euros worth of AE via Paypal or BitPay after passing the standard KYC procedures.
Users can also use atomic swaps to purchase vouchers with:
- Bitcoin (BTC)
- Ether (ETH)
- Dai (DAI)
- Wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC)
- USD Coin (USDC)
The DApp comprises a free browser wallet extension and widget to facilitate tips between content consumers and creators.
Aeternity founder Yanislav Mahalov, emphasized that Superhero pays content creators instantly, and does not take any commissions on tips:
“Content monetization has historically been a tug-of-war between third party advertisers, data thieves, host platforms, and lastly the creators themselves,” stated Mahalov. “Superhero is putting the control back in the hands of the people, making it easier than ever to support creators from every industry.”
Aeternity’s founder highlighted that “there are no third parties controlling the approval or release of tips, and users can maintain their IP ownership.”
Recently, Aeternity was named alongside several distributed ledger technology-based startups to receive support from the Indian government-led blockchain accelerator program T-Block.