The Amazon-owned Twitch collected 2 billion viewing hours in the first quarter of 2018. Steamlabs accounting for 15 percent of Twitch streams, according to the market intelligence provider NewZoo. Steamlabs declared they had received $35 in tip during Q1 2018 alone.
The broadcasters must connect their account to a Coinbase wallet to enable crypto tips. While Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) are the only coins, which can be processed at Coinbase, currently accepted as a tip, Streamlabs will be “looking into adding other coins in the future.”
Bitcoin payments have accepted by Twitch since 2014 with a short gap they moved over to Coinbase in 2016.