January 18th, 2017 - Free bits on twitch
Just a few months ago Twitch came out with a new way to support streamers by suing Bits, a new cheering system... Straight from the Twitch - Guide to Cheering, "cheering is a new way to show support for streamers and celebrate the moments you love with the community. A Cheer is a chat message that uses Bits, which are evolving animated Emoticons that you can buy." These Bits can be purchased through Twitch for real money. Another way to get Bits are watching ads on Twitch.