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Re: Payments as a CSV

From: Nathan <nathan@webr3.org>
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2012 17:39:19 +0100
Message-ID: <508576B7.6070205@webr3.org>
To: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
CC: Web Payments <public-webpayments@w3.org>
Melvin Carvalho wrote:
> On 20 September 2012 11:46, Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>wrote:
> 
>> I was looking recently at the way that paypal handle bulk payments ... a
>> screenshot is below
>>
>> https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_US/i/demo/batch_format.gif
>>
>> <user1>  <amount>  <currency>  <user2>  <comment>
>>
>> I realized this is very close to the webcredits fields without the
>> timestamp, and some of the meta fields (eg id, type, context, scheme)
>>
>> I figured this might be a nice shorthand to store IOUs e.g. on paper, or
>> on a phone etc
>>
>> Alice     10      USD     Bob     pizza
>>
>> For example could be a line easily transerable to a universal webcredits
>> format
>>
> 
> dwolla mass pay seems to have a different csv format :
> 
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzARLFqAxGM&feature=player_embedded

can be mapped to the same though.. Alice is inferred, then you just swap 
the bob column to be in position[0].

in most contexts, other than auditing, "Alice", or the person sending, 
is always known, and indeed the context under which the transaction is 
happening.

looks great!
Received on Monday, 22 October 2012 16:40:23 UTC

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