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Re: Global Trade [Formerly: Tradehill Bitcoin exchange shut down for 2nd time in 2 years]

From: Norbert Bollow <nb@bollow.ch>
Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2013 13:41:15 +0200
To: Web Payments CG <public-webpayments@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20130910134115.68870a98@quill>
Ricardo Varela <phobeo@gmail.com> wrote:

> hallo all,
> 
> I think the last part of your email offers a really good summary
> about why I was suggesting that there are topics to be separated in
> this group
> 
> > If W3C can get Bitcoin and other decentralized payment media
> > integrated
> into the browser, I expect that we'll see a massive jump in what is
> already a non-trivial amount of P2P international trade.
> 
> Yes, of course that would be a great thing... the problem is that at
> the moment, not even "centralized" payment media is integrated into
> the browser, though.
> 
> Do we agree that by simple logic, the event "have decentralized
> payment media integrated in the browser" depends on both "have
> payments integrated in the browser" and "decentralized payments
> becoming accepted and integrated"? Should we just try to get some
> achievable deliverables on the first one rather than continuing with
> the second?

I think a good goal is: “Have payments integrated in the browser in a
way that does not discriminate against decentralized payment media.”

Greetings,
Norbert
Received on Tuesday, 10 September 2013 11:41:43 UTC

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