There are a number of ways one can go about accepting Bitcoin on a web interface. Keep in mind as you review these options that Bitcoin is still a young technology and many of these options aren't what you'd call "friendly" just yet. That said you do have quite a few options depending on your level of expertise and technical requirements:
Use a service like:...
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 use services like BitcoinPayFlow or Bit-Pay.
I'm working on a payment module to integrate BitcoinPayFlow with OpenCart, watch the project here - it should be ready within a couple weeks.
Edit: Bit-Pay just released an OpenCart payment module. See here.
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 ...
You should definitely checkout https://bitcoinnotify.com/ service. They work noticably different than the existing solutions:
You provide a list of btcaddresses (of your own wallet!) to them
They monitor all transactions in the network
If they observe a transaction to one of your adresses you get a POST from their site with address, amount, timestamp, ...
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.
And Blockchain.info has added Facebook "pay a friend" feature.
Another method -- for requesting funds is:
Another thread on this topic:
You could have a look at uc_bitcoin by Mike Gogulski that seems be what you are looking for. A word of caution though: The GitHub code has not been updated since November 2010, it is for Drupal 6.x (has not been tried on D7) and Mike states that "There’s probably not going to be an update for a long while, either, so fork and code away". Anyway, here's some ...
Take a look at the bitcoind json api.
You will have to run the bitcoind services on a computer accessible by your website. The computer you run the service on should be very secure since it holds your wallet. Development is underway to allow you to have the wallet file located elsewhere.
For added security you can keep a copy of your server wallet file ...
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-...
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 ...
There are a number of shopping cart interfaces currently available, though a fair number of them relied on the now-defunct MyBitcoin API. It is also fairly easy to integrate your own code with the JSON API as there are libraries available in most common languages, such as ASP.NET/C#, PHP, Python and many others. VPS or dedicated hosting is recommended since ...
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:
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 ...
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 ...
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.