The Cheers app addresses a problem many street performers are experiencing of late. Tipping is becoming few and far in between as people walk with less and less cash. The demise of the coin is eventual as well considering that some countries have eliminated the lowest denominator (i.e. the penny) already. Yet the Cheers app helps people tip graciously through the growing virtual currency known as Bitcoin.
Developed by Justin Womersley and Simon de la Rouviere, the Cheers app helps people identify a song or artist they wish to support, choose the amount they wish to donate and, in the final step, send it. ‟There are moments where you appreciate a great piece of music, and in that moment of appreciation you want to tip the artist: to say thanks. A token of gratitude,” says de la Rouvier.