Donations are in most cases anonymous and most Twitch streamers make a decent living off them alone. One particular Twitch streamer called “Sick Nerd”, received an anonymous donation of 20 bitcoins. Sick Nerd is quite popular and has over 109 000 followers. When the 20 bitcoins were donated, he was streaming Old School RuneScape.
The donation did not happen at once, but started with the not so small amount of 4 BTC. This continued throughout the entire length of the stream and by the end he received a total of 20.49 BTC. At the time of receiving the 20.49 BTC were around $73 000.
The steamer was surprised as that was the largest donation he had ever received. He tweeted out to thank the anonymous donator:
Thank you to my mysteriously benefactor whoever you are, genuinely a life changing amount of money that I or nobody deserves but look what happened.
— Sick Nerd (@Sick_Nerd) January 11, 2019
The twitch streamer was playing one of the most popular MMORPGs called Old School Runescape. Runescape has won countless awards and even has a place in the Guinness Book of Records for having 200 million users. The game is centered around a medieval fantasy realm called Gielinor. Players engage in what’s considered by a majority of gamers and critics as the best questing system ever made, collect resources and fight monsters to level and gear up.
Streaming itself has become incredibly popular over the last few years. The streamer “Ninja” is only 27 years old, yet he made over $10 million last year simply by playing Fortnite.
The twitch streamer turned a lot of heads
Sick Nerd’s 20 BTC donation is only a drop in the ocean, but it’s definitely one of the largest donations done via cryptocurrency. Streamers are able to get crypto donations through StreamLabs.
StreamLabs itself made that possible by using the services of Coinbase. Bitcoin, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash and Ethereum are all accepted as donations. StreamLabs also supports crypto payments on YouTube.
It’s not a surprise that cryptocurrencies are becoming more popular with gamers. The most successful game for 2018, Fortnite recently added support for Monero in its online shop. Razer is one of the most popular producers for gaming hardware.
The company launched a program called SoftMiner back in December 2018, which allows gamers to use Razer Silver through mining while their computers remain unused.
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