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Re: Use Case: Marking to Clothing

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 13:59:47 +0200
Message-ID: <CAKaEYh+cQK3iTN_-9t83sSY-s5HREWgctmibJBZbFv0TZXZjpw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Web Payments <public-webpayments@w3.org>
On 20 September 2014 15:24, Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Hi All
>
> Im currently working with a project called bitmark [1].
>
> The idea is that you can mark content on the web, on a phone, via email,
> geo located, on the internet of things, or in the real world (anything with
> an IRI, which to say, anything).  The concept of a mark is a show of
> approval, and the recipient can in turn, mark other users etc.
>
> This has a payment element and a reputational element.  The idea of
> marking is money+reputation.
>
> My use case is in regard to the marking of real world clothing.  To mark
> clothing a unique identifier is preferred.  It would be possible to mark to
> a QR code which contains enough entropy to store an identifier.  But
> relatively few people would want to wear clothing with a QR code on it.
>
> The solution to this would be to design unique fashion items such as
> T-Shirts, trousers and other items of clothing such that the design could
> be translated, via an algorithm, to a machine readable identifier.
>
> Each item of clothing would be a unique fashion statement but also carry
> transferrable reputation of the wearer.  A web based ledger can be used to
> see how much that item has been marked, when the marking was carried out,
> and who it was by.  Either by a known individual, or anonymously.
>
> It would be possible to send transfers to the clothing items using the web
> payments specification and/or crypto currencies over the internet, using a
> internet connected device, such as a computer, mobile phone, tablet or web
> enabled eye wear.
>
> The owner of the garment is able to look up online, the marking of values
> of that item.  Furthermore, an app on a mobile device would allow the
> wearer to receive updates in real time which would notify the user via
> sound or a vibration.
>
> In this way individuals area able to know when they are dressed well and
> when it is appreciated by others. It can be possible to quantitatively
> discover which designs suit the wearer most.  And it can perhaps also lead
> to interesting social situations or friendly rivalry.
>
> As will most things in this group the concept is extensible to anything on
> the web, but this specific use case is related to clothing.
>
> Would this be a use case that the payments group would be interested in?
> I have started to work on an implementation and would be happy to share a
> demo if anyone would like to see more.
>

FYI: first designs for wearable wallets coming in from #*momoshi*
<https://twitter.com/hashtag/momoshi?src=hash> well designed entropy and
pay to t-shirt #*marking* <https://twitter.com/hashtag/marking?src=hash> #
*bitmark* <https://twitter.com/hashtag/bitmark?src=hash>
pic.twitter.com/zrCpc6H6ee <http://t.co/zrCpc6H6ee>

https://twitter.com/ProjectBitmark/status/513656134516088832


>
> Thanks
> Melvin
>
> [1] https://github.com/project-bitmark/marking/wiki
>
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