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Re: Credit-card payments on the Web - Stuck in its 1998 form

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 6 Oct 2013 10:33:25 +0200
Message-ID: <CAKaEYhJfjmYnpGTF+BJK6YmwiFbGVMm9GoPbCxG1jeXePaPztg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Anders Rundgren <anders.rundgren.net@gmail.com>
Cc: Web Payments <public-webpayments@w3.org>
On 5 October 2013 08:10, Anders Rundgren <anders.rundgren.net@gmail.com>wrote:

> Credit-card payments on the web haven't taken a single security-related
> step forward
> since 1998 when 3D secure was conceived.
>
> How come?  There's no suitable web technology available for this purpose
> and
> banks do not build browsers.  In addition, banks do not contribute to
> standardization
> in open forums or to open source projects.
>
> Can W3C do something here?  I don't think because there is too much tension
> regarding payments.  What is (at least theoretically...) possible is
> creating neutral
> web technology allowing banks to build their own payment systems.
>
> What's completely missing are requirements.  However, AFAIK you are not
> allowed
> to mention possible requirements in public forums if you are working for a
> major
> US tech company due to IPR and product considerations.
>
> How are you supposed to break the ice?
>

2013 Amsterdam. Tony Gallippi, BitPay [video] ‘Credit cards were never
designed for the internet. Bitcoin is the solution’

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xErcjeDhTdQ


>
> Anders
>
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Received on Sunday, 6 October 2013 08:33:55 UTC

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