Adnan, it’s a case of ‘Where there’s a will, there’s a way.’ It’s not that payments aren’t happening. Stripe itself works in India, but Medium claims it’s a “restriction with the Stripe integration they use for MPP,” which I’m guessing is code for ‘We want a bigger cut than Stripe’s other customers.’ In fact, one of the commentators to my post says he has figured out a workaround to get paid using Payoneer (it doesn’t work for me because my MPP is disabled).

If an ordinary user can make payments work, it proves that Medium just doesn’t want to pay writers in poorer countries.

Old colonial attitude in a new bottle.

it’s an odd world

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