Lightning powered chat and video app lets you charge people sats/min to connect
Anyone can get in touch with you if they pay for your time in sats.
I received a link to Vida.live in my DMs from a fellow Bitcoiner the other day and decided to install it and see what this project, currently in Apha is all about.
What is Vida.Live?
It uses the Lightning Network and sats to facilitate interactions between users via video, audio, message, and live stream on an iOS, Android, and the web app.
VIDA treats your time as valuable by default. If you’re getting contacted too much, just increase your rate until you’re satisfied. Let the market solve your spam problems and get paid for your scarce time.
The intention behind VIDA is a network of individuals that value their time and attention. Anyone is able to get in touch if they pay for your time in sats.
No one can contact you unless they pay your rate and you’re guaranteed to be paid live, in real-time in sats.
Tired of Twitter DM Spam?
VIDA.live has a unique feature to help eliminate Twitter DM spam by enabling an auto-response mechanism that posts a message requesting that they message you via your vida.live profile url.
VIDA.Life Profile page
Here is what my profile looks like on Vida.Live/craigonbitcoin.
From here you can call me or message me based on the sat costs indicated by my profile picture.
You can also go live and stream on VIDA.live. Simply call you call yourself and your stream is live. More to explore here as this project evolves.
In your account settings, you can set your per minute ratefor calls and messages.
Connect your Lightning Node
VIDA takes a percentage of the sats sent to you as a network fee. The default rate is 20%, but you can cut that in half by connecting your own Lightning Node.
Citadel Partner Program pays you
The VIDA.live Citadel Partners program is simple rewards program to help grow the platform.
If you're the first person a new user contacts, VIDA pays you a portion of the network fees it earns from the user's activity.
They are currently paying out 90% of network fees to members of the Citadel program in an effort to grow the network.
Expect VIDA to change the reward rate and conditions as the network evolves so now's the time to get in and bring your friends.
It's an interesting model and obviously would work well for influencers, coaches and consultants whose time is very valuable and people are willing to pay for that time with Bitcoin.
It’s also great if you want to reach out to influencers or other people to ask questions and grow your network.
I really like this idea and looking forward to seeing it’s growth.