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Re: Zero Click Bitcoin Micropayments using HTTP 402

From: Steven rowat <sn0281@uniserve.com>
Date: Sat, 20 Dec 2014 08:32:08 -0800
Message-Id: <012A820E-0A76-47A0-AB64-9BD51BA1DF7D@uniserve.com>
Cc: Web Payments <public-webpayments@w3.org>
On 2014-12-20, at 7:36 AM, Anders Rundgren <anders.rundgren.net@gmail.com> wrote:

> On 2014-12-20 15:36, Melvin Carvalho wrote:
>> http://challengepost.com/software/zero-click-bitcoin-micropayments
> 
> Hi Melvin,
> You mentioned the HTTP 402 thing before and I didn't got it.
> Now I do, but this solution is really a service dealing with HTTP 402.
> 
> They didn't provide much details on how it works but I guess that's obvious for you bitconiers :-)
> The question is if their protocol would stand a security review, my guess is that it would not.

Looks so beautiful and simple. There must be a problem -- security, browser buy-in, wait times for bitcoin confirmation. If not, I'm ready to start using it anytime. :-)

Here's a discussion by bitcoin people of this idea from two years ago, including some detail about all those issues, especially security. It's not exhaustive but for me at least it was good background.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=3895.0


Steven Rowat
Received on Monday, 22 December 2014 16:58:47 UTC

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