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Re: instant web payments via the lightning network

From: Michael Bumann <hello@michaelbumann.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2019 10:30:34 +0000
To: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Cc: Web Payments <public-webpayments@w3.org>
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Hi Melvin,

yeah, I've been experimenting with the Bitcoin lightning network for a while and I am pretty excited about the state and how easy it is to build on top of it.

Did you see/use lightning browser extension "joule"[1]?  It brings lightning payments to the browser - and there has been some discussion around supporting web payment standards - maybe somebody familiar can help?

I am wondering how to make it easier for content providers to integrate LN payments and also experimented with lightning payments for API requests [2].

[1] https://lightningjoule.com/
[2] http://michaelbumann.com/post/180389589277/bitcoin-lightning-machine-to-machine-api-payments
[2] https://github.com/bumi/ln-markdown-to-pdf

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On Saturday, January 12, 2019 6:04 PM, 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 Monday, 14 January 2019 10:31:04 UTC

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