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The last stats Bitpay published were in December, 2014, so it may be somewhat out of date. They said that 10% of the merchants keep settle entirely in Bitcoin, 41% of the merchants keep a part of their settlement in Bitcoin, and the remainder settle entirely in fiat. That said, there are plenty of instances where BitPay merchants get settled in Bitcoin, and ...


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Because of the way the Bitcoin protocol with the distributed and decentralized P2P network is architected, monitoring the way you describe would do more harm than good. If a merchant is expecting to learn of double spends, then the monitoring service needs to know of each transaction. A race attack double spend attempt might, however, communicate one ...


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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 ...


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I would encourage you to look at the customer reviews of each service. BitPay is definitely a stronger and more reliable platform, and is fully "on-blockchain" and compatible with all of the bitcoin wallets. For a low-volume use case, like a few orders per day, probably either service will work. For higher volumes, BitPay is more business-grade, with ...


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Your question might be out of context here (in 3 years, how many people will be interested in an answer, given that things change so fast in this space?). Having said that, it all depends where you're at. Some, but not all, exchanges will let deposits flow into your account if you properly explain to them the nature of your business, why do you want ...


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Liberty Music Store is a place to buy and sell music with Bitcoin. It is geared towards simple user experience. The artist can keep 100%. (disclaimer: I am the author)


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I was the OP of that last question that you referenced. Tracking the 'receives' is actually very easy. There are plenty of free APIs (e.g. BlockExplorer, BitPay/Insight) that'll let you check the status of your inbound BTC transactions with a single API call. It's really a no-brainer. Sends, on the other hand, are harder to deal with. As opposed to a ...


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Braintree is owned by PayPal so I believe you would have to integrate with them: https://www.braintreepayments.com/


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NO . . . you cannot sell Bitcoins to a customer to pay yourself Bitcoins. They - the customer need to buy Bitcoins to have ready to pay for the website item and you need to send a bitcoin price and address to them based on a price you have converted to bitcoin from USD. The question whether you want to keep the bitcoin as bitcoin will be determined by ...


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[...] how to found a company and deal with tax issues and other related human resources issues like payroll. I don't think such sources are currently available for one simple reason: up to now the bitcoin space is mainly unregulated (including the issue of payroll). The debate of bitcoin in the legal system is just in the beginning. It's not even that ...


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There used to be a service by coinvoice.com that did exactly what you're asking. Unfortunately, they're no longer operating. I've heard bitpagos.com does that for Latin America. Otherwise, you're looking at setting up something with coinbase or bitpay to transfer fiat right away for bitcoins. Best of luck with your business!


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There is a project called wifiportal21 that uses the 21 Bitcoin computer in conjunction with an OpenWRT router running the wifidog captive portal software. This is still in beta at this time, but seems to suit your application. It is also worth noting that OpenWRT does have the ability to create a separate network that cannot pass traffic to the main ...


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If I was an artist, I would have bitpay integrated to my Website, or direct people to an online store like Cryptothrift where my song would be listed and they can purchase it there with bitcoins.


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You could make one using bitcoinj which listens for txns, then triggers a spend. Perhaps you would use rpc to control bitcoind to make the spend, and only use bitcoinj for the listening side ? That should (I haven't done it but hope to soon) not require any private keys to listen to the wallet. See this: Listening to all transactions of the Bitcoin network ...


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Coinvoice lets you invoice in USD and get paid in bitcoin. Sorry if you need the exact workflow described above. I'm not aware of many services that sell bitcoin and take credit card for payment.


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One way would be to modify the bitcoin client. The modification would change mempool so that you have a good mempool, and a bad mempool. Normal transactions go in the good mempool. However, if you notice a transaction that spends an output that is already spent in another loose transaction, then it goes into the bad mempool. The bad mempool is never ...


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