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Fountain 0.6.5 - Nostr Zaps & Share Clips as Videos
You can now receive zaps on Nostr straight to your Fountain wallet and share clips as eye-catching videos on social media.
Fountain 0.6.5 adds support for Nostr NIP-05 and NIP-57 so that you can receive zaps to your Fountain wallet! Here’s how to get it set up:
Go to your Fountain profile and open the menu
Press Connect Nostr and paste in your Nostr public key
Open Damus or any other Nostr client
Add your Fountain Lightning Address to Bitcoin Lightning Tips and NIP-05 Verification
When a user on Nostr zaps you, the sats will now go straight to your Fountain wallet. Your public key will be displayed on your Fountain profile so that other users can start following you on Nostr.
In case you’re hearing about this for this first time, Nostr is an open protocol that enables decentralised and censorship-resistant alternatives to social media platforms like Twitter. It’s popularity has soared in recent months as apps such as Damus which support the protocol have become more widely available, attracting prominent users like Jack Dorsey and Edward Snowden. Zaps are like Boosts in Fountain - when you post something, other users can “tip” you by sending sats over the Lightning Network.
This is just the first of many exciting Nostr integrations that Fountain is working on. If you would like to help test some of the new Nostr-enabled features in the pipeline, make sure you join the Fountain Beta group on Telegram.
Share Clips as Videos
It’s always been possible to share Fountain clips as videos but we have now revamped the style of the videos so they will look even better in your follower’s feeds!
Simply create a clip in Fountain, press Share and choose Share as Video. If you’re posting your clips on social media, make sure you tag @fountain_app as well as any speakers that feature in your clip.
Any clips created before the 0.6.5 release will still use the previous video design but we will be updating the full archive in the coming weeks.
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