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The podcasting revenue model derives from a Bitcoin: makeup.

Looking to expand its footprint beyond gaming, mobile payments company ZEBEDEE announced Tuesday its partnership with “earn-to-listen” podcast platform Fountain to allow listeners and podcasters to earn Bitcoin through the app.

“With this partnership, we are supporting a new kind of business model and economic activity, not just in the payment space, but in general,” ZEBEDEE Chief Strategy Officer Ben Cousens said in a statement.

Launched in October 2019, ZEBEDEE is a Bitcoin-focused gaming company that releases games through its mobile app. ZEBEDE recently has started two new games to earn: Bitcoin Chess and Bitcoin Scratch, a digital scratch card game with Viker mobile game studio.

Back play-earn games, the user plays online games and gets real value rewards. Listen-to-earn aims to do something similar for podcasters, creating a direct connection between podcasters and their audience and allowing listeners to earn Bitcoin for every minute they tune in.

Instead of an expensive and extensive advertising campaign, the listen-to-earn model aims to spend money only on listeners who actually want to listen.

“When money moves as seamlessly as information, or in this case, audio, it just opens up a world of possibilities, and we’re excited to have Fountain on board in the podcasting space,” says Cousens.

FOUNTAIN, ZEBEDEI and “hear-earn”

The fountain In June 2022, it launched its “earn to listen” program.

The program allows listeners and podcasters to be rewarded for the value they provide. Fountain users will earn money for their first hour of daily podcast listening.

To attract listeners, the platform uses RSS feeds to make podcasts from other platforms available to its listeners. By using the Fountain app to listen to their favorite podcast, users earn small amounts of Bitcoin, called sats or satoshis, according to Bitcoin’s creator. Satoshi Nakamoto.

When the user is ready to cash out, they connect to the ZEBEDEE app to withdraw.

“This type of value-for-value exchange is the future of content creation,” said Fountain founder and CEO Oscar Merry in a press release.

“A few years from now, we’ll look back at the times we paid subscriptions for content platforms unrelated to how much we actually use those platforms and laugh at how basic and inefficient they were,” he said.

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