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Re: instant web payments via the lightning network

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 12 Jan 2019 22:32:22 +0100
Message-ID: <CAKaEYhJ3KiBrW8VjBhTf+ONCOCpCoVX30jUx612GBBOmSH-a6g@mail.gmail.com>
To: Web Payments <public-webpayments@w3.org>
I also came across this post here :

Microsoft May Build Identity System with Bitcoin Lightning Network

Although the article mentions DIDs and the work on lightning network seems
to be speculation.

https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/05/14/microsoft-may-build-identity-system-with-bitcoin-lightning-network/

FWIW : My own work with solidpay ( shameless plug!? :) ) aims to integrate
distributed solid identifiers, DIDs and lightning networks together to
create a in browser micro payments solution.


On Sat, 12 Jan 2019 at 19:04, Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
wrote:

> I am curious if any of this group is interested in the lightning network
> [1].
>
> For those that are unaware, it is a system built on top of block chains
> that allow zero cost instant payments in a zero trust environment.
>
> There has been lots of innovation already this year, and it seems to be
> growing fast.  One service that impressed me is a custodial service built
> on top of twitter that allows you to add a tip jar based on your twitter
> account.
>
> https://tippin.me/
>
> This is a really easy way for non technical people to experience web
> payments and bitcoin in the browser, without the overhead of a high
> technical barrier to entry, or downloading a wallet.
>
> Additionally I have added this to my sollid profile using the the foaf :
> tipjar predicate that has been around for about a decade but never really
> used.  The I have added it looks as follows :
>
> In turtle :
>
> </#me> <http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/tipjar> <
> https://tippin.me/@melvincarvalho> .
>
> In RDFa :
>
> <a target="_blank" rel="http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/tipjar" href="
> https://tippin.me/@melvincarvalho">https://tippin.me/@melvincarvalho</a>
>
> There are also new solutions such as a mobile wallet that receives
> payments (blue wallet), decentralized apps (Lapps) and ability to run your
> own node eg on a raspberry pi.
>
> If anyone is playing around in this space would love to hear from you, or
> if you'd like to get started and have, say a tippin me account, I'd be
> happy to send some satoshis (the unit of currency) to play around with.
>
> I think this brings forth an exciting new era of instant payments in the
> browser.  Would love to hear from anyone else that is interested in this
> tech.
>
> [1] http://lightning.network
>
>
>
Received on Saturday, 12 January 2019 21:32:56 UTC

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