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Balanced - a system on which to build a marketplace

From: Kumar McMillan <kmcmillan@mozilla.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2013 10:45:58 -0600
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To: "public-webpayments@w3.org" <public-webpayments@w3.org>
Not sure if this came up on the list already: https://www.balancedpayments.com/

This isn't decentralized by any means but the concept is it enables you to build a marketplace where you sell goods on behalf of other merchants. This is an important use case in web payments because it provides an incentive to the marketplace by way of transaction fees. There is a lot of potential value in building a community for others to participate in and earn money. For example, Etsy tapped into a large community of DIY makers by enabling them to sell goods online.

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