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Re: P2P Payments

From: Dave Longley <dlongley@digitalbazaar.com>
Date: Fri, 05 Dec 2014 11:11:28 -0500
Message-ID: <5481D930.7050400@digitalbazaar.com>
To: public-webpayments@w3.org
On 12/05/2014 09:41 AM, Anders Rundgren wrote:
> On 2014-12-05 15:22, Kingsley Idehen wrote:
>> On 12/5/14 8:50 AM, Anders Rundgren wrote:
>>> On 2014-12-05 14:29, Kingsley Idehen wrote:
>>> In theory the WebCrypto.Next project could address this "deficit" but
>>> I have
>>> to date not seen anything that has even the slightest chance of
>>> getting adoption.
>> There is more than one kind of user-agent that can operate on the World
>> Wide Web or any other HTTP based network. Web Browser are overrated, if
>> you ask me :)
> If you take out the browser from the equation life gets much simpler 
> but I
> don't want to do that unless I have to.

We don't have to get the browsers manufacturers on board from the start. 
You're right -- that's a barrier we don't want to have. But all we need 
to do is produce a standard that creates a level playing field and a 
technology that can work regardless of whether or not the browser 
manufacturers adopt it. If we do that, then consumers won't be able to 
tell how the underlying technology is implemented. It will mean that any 
competitive advantage owned by browser manufacturers will be lost unless 
they adopt the standard and move to create new additional value on top 
of it. And so they will -- and the Web will be better for it.

Dave Longley
Digital Bazaar, Inc.
Received on Friday, 5 December 2014 16:11:51 UTC

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