MoneyStream is a browser extension containing a BitcoinSV (BSV) wallet. When you browse to a monetized website you begin paying a small stream of money. In exchange for your bitcoin, the web site will remove ads and cookies that track you. Also, the stream of money can pay for streaming content and unlock premium content.
You are in control of your funds at all times. You only pay for content with which you are actively engaged.
MoneyStream is in Alpha development. That means there will be bugs and interruptions of service. While we feel MoneyStream can be safe if normal precautions are followed, please use it responsibly while under development! Please report any errors at our github repository so that we may fix them promptly.
During the testing period, only fund your wallet in small increments. A few pennies should suffice for several minutes of browsing. You can always top off your wallet with additional funds.
Install MoneyStream Extension
The MoneyStream extension is available for Google Chrome and FireFox browsers. Simply install the extension from the following links and then you are ready to fund your wallet.
Google Chrome browsers
Install from the following link.
Many browsers can run chrome extensions (Microsoft browsers, for example).
When loaded correctly, the extension will display.
Note the following:
- The extension can be enabled and disabled with the toggle button
- Never remove the extension while there are funds in your wallet!
Do not remove the extension if you have funds in your wallet! Consume all your browsing funds first or send the funds to another wallet BEFORE removing the extension. We cannot recover your funds if you lose your private key.
In the event the extension does not immediately display in your browser, you may have to manually pin it.
For Firefox browsers, MoneyStream is available for installation through the online AddOns feature. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/moneystream/
Now that the extension is installed, an icon will show in your browser.
The MoneyStream icon will be gray on sites that are not monetized and green when it is streaming money.
Click on the MoneyStream icon. After a couple seconds delay it will display. If you get the Funding screen then good, that is how it should work. If for some reason it does not automatically create a wallet then simply create one on this screen.
Close the extension and click on the icon again to go to the funding page.
Once your wallet is created you may then fund it.
Enter a small amount (a few cents) and swipe the Money Button to fund your MoneyStream wallet.
If you do not have access to any BSV tokens then get onto our Telegram support group to request some funds so that you may experience MoneyStream yourself.
If you have a web site but no access to BSV tokens then see the Developer Guide to add monetization to your web site. Use the MoneyStream wallet address in your meta tag. Then advertise your monetized site to the BSV community. When MoneyStream users engage in your content BSV tokens will be streamed into your MoneyStream browsing wallet.
Your MoneyStream funds are in direct control of your local private key. Make a backup of your private key so you do not lose your funds.
A few sites exist that are currently monetized with MoneyStream. If you wish to add your own to this list then submit a pull request to the github repository or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We will create a section that will prominantly feature your MoneyStream monetized web site.
When you browse moentized sites the icon will show in green with a green dollar sign. (Currently it will take 10-15 seconds to turn green. Improvements are planned to shorten this delay.)
Here are some sites monetized with MoneyStream
- This page, the MoneyStream project site, is monetized.
- Digioli Blog
- BitcoinOfThings. BOT is the default service provider for MoneyStream.
- upubsub.com is a subscription site where you can get notified about MoneyStream announcements
- moneystream-examples. Demo sites are available to get started developing your own monetized sites.
Monetize your own site
See the Developer Guide to earn money on your own site. It can be as easy as adding a single line of HTML to your web page.