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Re: wired - Coinbase Is Out to Build Payments Right Into Browsers

From: Anders Rundgren <anders.rundgren.net@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2015 10:55:05 +0100
To: Adrian Hope-Bailie <adrian@hopebailie.com>, Pindar Wong <pindar.wong@gmail.com>
Cc: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>, Web Payments <public-webpayments@w3.org>
Message-ID: <5649A7F9.3020909@gmail.com>
On 2015-11-16 10:35, Adrian Hope-Bailie wrote:
> This article doesn't provide much detail on how they think
 > a 402 response and the subsequent flow would work.

Has anybody to date provided a detailed description on how they think that a 402-based micro-payment system would work?

Anders

At the level of HTTP request/response 402 is well-suited to be a part of a paid API flow.
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> Surely paid content is better served by incorporating the payment details into the content itself through a browser API or similar?
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> It's great that Coinbase are interested in achieving what amounts to the same goals as the W3C Payments activity (CG, IG and WG) but the reference to 402 feels a little like marketing spin :)
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> I should know, we've been talking about 402 at Ripple for over a year and it was the concluding point in my Internet of Value presentation at W3C.Br earlier this year: https://youtu.be/sANeF3_w_3g?t=29m (from about 29mins, sounds familiar..?)
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> On 14 November 2015 at 03:44, Pindar Wong <pindar.wong@gmail.com <mailto:pindar.wong@gmail.com>> wrote:
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>     Thanks Melvin for sharing this... very interesting indeed.
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>     Getting more bitcoin-related co's participating in the W3C work, esp. now that the Web Payments WG is up-n-running, is going to be key.
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> +1 - although what I think is key is that they are early implementors and don't go off and do their own thing at the expense of non-Bitcoin payments. It would be a pity for web developers to have to deal with payments in a proprietary Coinbase way and all other payments in another way.
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>     I'll try to reach out to as many as I can during next month's scalingbitcoin.org <http://scalingbitcoin.org> in HK.
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>     p.
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>     On Sat, Nov 14, 2015 at 9:24 AM, Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com <mailto:melvincarvalho@gmail.com>> wrote:
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>         Great article
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>         http://www.wired.com/2015/11/coinbase-is-bringing-back-the-webs-long-lost-payment-code/
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