To join the Medium Partner Program and start earning revenue based on member engagement, Medium requires you to create a Stripe account and link your bank account or debit card. You can learn more about joining the Partner Program here.
At this time, Stripe is the only payment processor for the Medium Partner Program, and is available in 34 countries. However, Stripe is still in the beta "preview" mode in India. What this means is that while Medium users can sign up for this beta mode while residing in India, it is still outside of Medium's payout region. As such, please note that Medium is still unable to pay any revenue to users from India while the program is still in the beta phase. We recommend waiting until Stripe officially launches in India before joining the Partner Program.
We apologize for the inconvenience, and are working on introducing more payment options to the Medium Partner Program in the future.