The transacting of business using Bitcoin or related technologies.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

2
votes
2answers
106 views

How do payment processing companies work?

What is the rationale for existence of payment companies like BitPay? If I want to start accepting Bitcoin at my store I can simply set up my own Bitcoin wallet for free and then a simple script which ...
0
votes
0answers
96 views

Check coinbase address callback for confirmations?

Is there a way to ensure that a double spend doesn't happen using Coinbase's address callback system? By the looks of it, they initiate a callback as soon as the address receives a BTC without ...
1
vote
0answers
52 views

What is the most comprehensive source to get started with Bitcoin? [duplicate]

I am going through couple of good sources (mainly https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Main_Page), which one do you think is the best suited for technical as well as business scope?
6
votes
2answers
166 views

Freelancer: billing my customers in bitcoin

I do freelance work and I was considering offering my customers the option of paying me in Bitcoin. Given that bills are usually paid in 2 - 4 weeks after sending them, and the exchange is still quite ...
2
votes
2answers
4k views

How do I go about installing a Bitcoin daemon in CentOS Linux?

I am trying to setup a Drupal e-commerce solution with a payment gateway of accepting Bitcoins during checkout, but I need a bitcoin daemon installed. How do I go about installing the Bitcoin daemon ...
1
vote
2answers
136 views

How much does an online store that sells in multiple currencies need to know about exchange rates?

Please take the title with a grain of salt. I couldn't make it short and also implying all that I am about to ask here. Consider Yen devaluation. Forex traders constantly buy USD and sell JPY, or ...
2
votes
3answers
258 views

What are the problems with normal currency that may be solved by using Bitcoins?

I've watched the video on weusecoins.com and read some of the FAQ, read information about wallets etc, but I still can't find any information about why we should use Bitcoins? What are the issues with ...
3
votes
2answers
181 views
1
vote
1answer
51 views

Correlating BTC price changes with recent use in commerce

Is any data available on the amount of bitcoin used in actual commerce, as opposed to investing in bitcoins, during specified time periods? (I'm wondering whether the recent increases in ...
6
votes
1answer
1k views

What are the differences and similarities among Paymium, Bitpay, Coinbase, etc.?

Google news in recent months has turned up a story about a company in France called Paymium that has been licensed as a bank (without going into just what the company does), and another company that ...
1
vote
1answer
44 views

Add an Address with Label to Send Coins Address Book via a RPC call

Doing some ecommerce stuff Im not a c++ guy..I know in C# this is all doable Does the client support or could it support a RPC call on an open port to add an Address & label pair with an ...
2
votes
1answer
318 views

Is there a website that tracks Bitcoin taxes paid to local government?

One thing that would further legitimize Bitcoin with government oversight is the payment of relevant taxes to Federal and State government (in local equivalent currency) for e-commerce and mining ...
4
votes
2answers
543 views

Is there a point to vanity addresses if a new destination address should be created per sender?

There is some advice for merchants to have a unique Bitcoin address for each incoming address. Apparently this will help associate a transaction with a sender. Since it can take a long time to ...
4
votes
5answers
272 views

Anonymity versus trust

Bitcoiners seem to love to talk about anonymity. But to me, anonymous transactions are far from Bitcoin's greatest strength. And to some, the need for high anonymity is the first sign that someone is ...
6
votes
2answers
4k views

Largest current merchants accepting Bitcoin?

I am writing some rants about the use of Bitcoin, and would like to sum it up by naming some spearpoint examples of companies and service providers that use Bitcoin. Either solely or side-by-side with ...
6
votes
2answers
200 views

Bitcoin as subscription method

I am contemplating designing some minor sites that uses bitcoins, but as far as I can see, a manual action is needed for every payment. Is it possible to set up a "subscription" system or repeating ...
3
votes
1answer
352 views

tradehill.com alternative?

I am constructing a small online store where I would like to accept BitCoins as payment. I have not had any luck running the Deamon on my server, so I was planning to use tradehill.com and then make ...
7
votes
4answers
483 views

Where can I go to find a list of merchants who accept bitcoins?

Is there a site I can check out that will give me a list of merchants who accept bitcoins?
8
votes
2answers
228 views

Is there a chart of Bitcoin merchants over time?

Does there exist a chart documenting the number of bitcoin merchants over time, and if not, would it be possible to create one from any available data source? (I'm thinking mostly of ...
12
votes
2answers
432 views

How could recurring payments be implemented?

I pay for some things on a regular basis. They generally fall into two categories: Things I pay for or lose, eg a variety of online services (Spotify for example) Things I'm legally obliged to pay ...
9
votes
3answers
533 views

How can I find out the address my payment will come from?

Can I find out the address I am going send from before making a payment? And could this be useful for merchants that want to identify my transaction?
8
votes
2answers
476 views

Are there any hosted online store solutions (a la Shopify.com) that are compatible with bitcoins?

Are there any hosted online stores that can be set-up easily to take bitcoins?
18
votes
2answers
2k views

What percentage of Bitcoin transactions never complete?

Occasionally transactions will be broadcast to the network that will show in a 0/unconfirmed status in the Bitcoin client. It is also the case that from time to time for various reasons those ...
24
votes
5answers
1k views

How do I accept bitcoin payments at a real world store?

From what I understand, there are some requirements for using bitcoins at a physical store: Both the store owner and the client must have Internet access The client must have a cellphone or a laptop ...