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Re: W3C Payments CG work item -- paywalls with micropayments

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2019 09:44:43 +0100
Message-ID: <CAKaEYh+6KJgTFdwr226KmuWp__dpEGxW-5zYotdVr5e+zszeqQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Web Payments <public-webpayments@w3.org>
On Sun, 27 Jan 2019 at 09:44, Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Hi Chairs (aka Manu!) :)
>
> Would it be possible to take up micropayments over the lightning network
> as a work item for this group?
>
> We have 2 people interested in this work (Michael Mumann and myself) and I
> already chatting to Rene Pickhardt on the lightning dev mailing list who
> has been extremely helpful.
>
>
Should read Bumann (aka Bumi) :)


> Here is a working proof of concept :
>
>
> https://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Hack_A_Lapp:_Introduction_to_Bitcoins_Lightning_Network_App_Development/C-Lightning_with_python
>
> As you can see in 15 minutes hacking time, it's possible to set up a
> functioning paywall for a fraction of a cent.  I've tried it with the joule
> lightning extension and it is seamless.
>
> There is enormous interest at the grass roots level in the lightning
> network.  Which imho represents the best of breed, and definitive solution
> for micro payments, right now.
>
> What's the next steps for making this a work item?  Write up the use
> case?  Where, in the wiki?
>
> Anyone else interested in this use case?
>
> Best
> Melvin
>
Received on Sunday, 27 January 2019 08:45:17 UTC

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