• Fountain Podcasts has released their 0.6.0 update which includes features to help capture new value for value users.
• Through a partnership with MoonPay, users can now use a debit or credit card to purchase satoshis which arrive in the apps wallet.
• This update also includes the arrival of the activity page, UI changes, and the ability to reply to clips and comments, which creates a direct link between content creators and consumers.
Fountain Podcasts has just released their 0.6.0 update to their lightning-enabled podcast app, designed to facilitate value for value transactions. This update has many features that are intended to capture new users who will utilize the app’s value for value model.
The most prominent feature introduced with this update is the ability to fund your Fountain account through a partnership with Moonpay. Through this partnership, users are now able to use a debit card or credit card to purchase satoshis which arrive in the app’s wallet shortly thereafter.
In addition to this large update, the release also included several UI changes, such as a new content card design, the ability to reply to clips, and the display of clips and comments on the episode pages under Activity.
The most important addition to this update is the introduction of the activity page. This page allows users to see popular episodes and clips, and it serves as a way to use money as a signal for value.
Through the Fountain app, podcasters can receive sats for the content they provide, while listeners can receive sats for likes on their comments or clips. This streaming of sats on a minute-by-minute basis creates a direct link between the consumer and the content creator, which is a great way to empower these creators to receive payments without relying on external sources of funding. In many industries, external sources of funding can introduce conflicts of interest which can be harmful to consumers. By utilizing Fountain’s value for value model, consumers can directly support these podcasters while avoiding these potential conflicts.
Fountain’s 0.6.0 update is a major step towards creating a more direct relationship between content creators and consumers, and it is sure to help many podcasters receive the money they are due.