Minimum Requirements for First-Time Bit Donations in Channels
I would like to suggest the implementation of minimum requirements for first-time bit donations in a channel. Currently, there is an issue where newly created accounts can use "fake bits" purchased with stolen credit cards or bins. This situation negatively affects both streamers and the community at large. Therefore, I propose the introduction of an additional security measure to prevent these fraudulent transactions.
My proposal consists of establishing minimum requirements for first-time bit donations in a channel, similar to the existing requirements for first-time chatting. These requirements could include:
Email and Phone Verification: Similar to the verification required for first-time chatting, users should be required to have their email and phone number verified before being able to send bits. This would help link accounts to authentic information and reduce the possibility of stolen credit cards or bins being used.
Account Age: Consideration could be given to implementing a minimum account age requirement for first-time bit transactions. For example, an account might need to be created at least X days before being allowed to perform bit transactions. This would help filter out newly created accounts that might be involved in fraudulent activities.
Furthermore, it would be ideal if these requirements were configurable by each streamer. This would allow streamers to tailor the requirements to the specific needs of their channel and community.
I understand that implementing these requirements may require additional resources and thorough analysis. However, I believe that the security and integrity of the Twitch platform are crucial to the ongoing success of the community. By taking proactive measures to combat "fake bits," we can provide a safer and more reliable environment for both streamers and viewers.
Thank you for your time and consideration of this proposal. I hope that my suggestion will be taken into account, and together we can work towards improving the Twitch experience.