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Money-laundering on Twitch triggers call for investigation from Turkish politician

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The massive Twitch data breach that occurred in October revealed all sorts of behind-the-curtains information, including a rundown on just how much money its top streamers are making. (Short version: It’s a lot for those at the top.) Many didn’t seem too bothered by the leak, but it was definitely bad news for some streamers in Turkey. According to a Middle East Eye report, the leak also exposed how a number of streamers in the country were pulling in very large amounts of Bit donations, despite having tiny numbers of followers.

Introduced in 2016, Bits are a virtual currency that Twitch viewers can purchase and then use to “cheer” streamers—and, more importantly, support them financially. Partners and affiliates earn $0.01 per Bit



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