Although bloggers could turn to an external service to manage this for them, it might be more beneficial to simply offer a simple QR code with a description alongside. This would mean that all of the income from the BTCs would go direct to the blogger.
My personal blog has an article describing in detail how to do this. I'm not trying to plug anything ...
You can find an extensive list on page Trade at Bitcoin Wiki.
A short list of some auction sites that use Bitcoins:
If you want to sell digital files per download, go here: http://bitcoinservice.co.uk/ .
And as with anything, you can just post on an online classified ad websites, such as craigslist (thanks Thilo for the ...
Just some quick tips to get you started:
run with 'noirc=1' so that your node IP isn't discoverable via IRC
run with several 'connect=' so your node only connects to other specific nodes that you trust
do not expose the json api to the internet at large, confine it to localhost or specific ip only.
if you plan to hold a significant amount of bitcoins, then ...
http://bitcoinservice.co.uk/ allows you to upload a file and receive payment from people downloading it, in case your digital content is of a kind suitable for this format.
Update Apr 24 2012: https://www.coindl.com is looking to become the new bitcoinservice.co.uk.
Stealing directly from Satoshi's original paper:
Commerce on the Internet has come to rely almost exclusively on
financial institutions serving as trusted third parties to process
electronic payments. While the system works well enough for most
transactions, it still suffers from the inherent weaknesses of the
trust based model. Completely non-...
And Blockchain.info has added Facebook "pay a friend" feature.
Another method -- for requesting funds is:
Another thread on this topic:
You could have the customer send a message signed with the Bitcoin address used. This can be done with most Bitcoin clients or with most of the online wallets. This proves they have access to the private key for that address and are the owner.
Where they send the email from is not important as long as you can verify the message.
Under "Payment methods not allowed on eBay" we can see:
Send cash or money orders through instant, point-to-point cash transfer services (that are not banks) such as Western Union or MoneyGram
Pay using online or other payment methods not specifically permitted in this policy
So we have two points against using Bitcoins, technically making it a ...
The best way is to generate a new bitcoin address for each order. When the customer wants to check out, you display this address to the customer. You also store this address in your database, associated with this particular order. Once you see (by checking the blockchain) that the proper payment amount has been made to this address, and after waiting for ...
I host two bitcoind RPMs (i686, x86_64) on my website which will most likely work fine for you, as they're built for CentOS 6.4. Run this command to install bitcoind :
rpm -ivh http://tvdw.eu/bitcoin-0.8.1-1.el6.`uname -m`.rpm
If you want to download them manually, the files are:
Regarding this question, its probably worthwhile to check out Bittunes. The company was started in May 2013 with the mission to enable the monetization of file sharing with Bitcoin. The significance of this is that it is not about just using Bitcoin as a way to buy music, but actually incentivising buys (fans) to serve as a new kind of distribution channel ...
http://CheaperInbitcoins.com You can buy or sell as many items as you want for free, you only pay for upgrades. You can sell items anonymously and as the owner I can vouch for my self and say that we are incorporating our website with an up and coming Web Of Trust ratings system to provide safe, secure and anonymous person to person transactions.
Well, I don't know what the transaction volume is - only the site owner would be able to give you that information. As far as your other questions:
How do members deposit/withdraw BTC to their accounts in the forum?
Same as you generally deposit/withdraw btc from any site. You go to your account, click the 'deposit' or 'withdraw' button, and it either ...
BitPay appears to have an all-in-one solution that allows you to set up a store checkout in a lot of different currencies that will be handled through the use of Bitcoins. As I don't have a hands-on experience with that, I can't vouch for how the system works.
Another convenient way of setting up a payment system would be to use BitInstant which allows a ...
If for some reason you don't want to create multiple bitcoin addresses*, you can use this arrangement:
Customer is given your single bitcoin address and a unique invoice number. The invoice number doesn't have to be secret just unique.
Customer is required to pay from a bitcoin address they have the private key for. Until they pay they don't have to tell ...
I would suggest integrating https://bitpay.com/
They charge you like any other service but they do all the payment stuff. Also they have plugins for most open source shopping carts Bitpay plugins
Also keep you wallet offline to avoid problems.
I made something exactly like what you need with sample code to be used with electrum bitcoin client. check it here. https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=220494.0
I have been busy to develop it further but eventually I will get to it ^_^.
Enjoy and please share feedback.
Currently still, most companies want to receive in fiat currency. Most of these merchant payment companies function as a man-in-the-middle, so that you don't have to be concerned about anything Bitcoin-related.
They provide functionality with which your customers can purchase goods using Bitcoin and you will receive all payments in your fiat currency of ...
Further to @StevenRoose's answer, if you price your goods or services in a non-Bitcoin currency (eg USD), then it's not necessarily a simple matter of looking at a single exchange's best Buy offer to obtain the exchange rate for a transaction.
For example, let's say the customer wants to purchase a US$1000 item, and the best Buy offer on the MtGox exchange ...
All Bitcoin transactions are publicly available. This is fundamentally why Bitcoin can work as a truly decentralized currency. Bitcoin is different from the traditional banking system specifically because anybody can see and validate everyone's transactions. If only a few could access the information about people's balance, then it wouldn't be fully ...
RevokeSSL requires one of the following:
certificates signed by CAs that are willing to include extra information in what they sign.
This is because there is a false revocation attack available if the certificate does not contain the information (the address that's going to be used to create the verification transaction) needed for ...