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 use of the API.

But every time I log in i get the

"Socket not connected Sorry, our notification socket isn't connected yet. Try again in a few seconds!"

Error... And it's making me kind of anxious to use the system, since it seems a bit derelict.

Does anyone know any similar systems ? Or know what's going on backstage of TradeHill.com ?

Any suggestions will be much appreciated.


If you have technical problems with Tradehill, your first step should be to contact them about it.

It's not clear to me in what capacity you want to replace Tradehill. If you want an exchange then Mt. Gox is an obvious possibility, or any one of the exchanges listed here. If you want an eWallet, most exchanges are good for this too, and flexcoin is another possibility. If you want merchant solutions, check out bitpay.

  • I have tried getting in touch with TradeHill for a week or two, but without any luck.
    – Nils Munch
    Dec 9 '11 at 12:33
  • I'm sorry to hear that. I don't often hear complaints about Tradehill's customer service, and I often recommend Tradehill to people. I hope they are able to resume being responsive to customers.
    – Zooko
    Dec 12 '11 at 3:09
  • It's ok. Still no contact, so concidering making my own little system.
    – Nils Munch
    Jan 9 '12 at 16:45

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