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Etsy merchants that accept bitcoin have been tagging their shop items with 'bitcoin' so that a simple search shows what is available: http://www.etsy.com/search?q=bitcoin An email to support@etsy.com got this response about being allowed to use bitcoin: "If you would like and are able to support a third party payment system, you are welcome to use another ...


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This is not recommended. If the customer uses a fully controlled wallet he will get the coins, but will be confused about their source because the address would carry the label of some other provider. If the customer is using a shared eWallet, he might not get the coins at all because the address isn't his.


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because they most likely generated a new address for you to send your payment to. Since you're the only one that was given that address, when the payment comes in for that address, they know it was you that paid it.


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There are some existing sources of information for merchants wishing to use Ripple: Brief introduction and overview of Ripple for merchants Merchant's section/pages on the Ripple wiki If you are looking for something pre-implemented and easy to add to an existing automated web commerce check-out page, there isn't much available along those lines at the ...


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Some companies who have left cited privacy and security related concerns as their primary reason. It is therefore not surprising that some who have left the largest (and arguably most highly regulated) Bitcoin payment processors (Coinbase and BitPay) have chosen to remain anonymous: https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/3glqsx/...


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Do you offer both Bitcoin and PayPal/other on your website? If so, offer them some discount, say 10% off, if they use Bitcoin. Tell them that it is due to lower processing fees. With some monetary incentive, you will convert some of your customers over. If you offer only Bitcoin, put some link in a visible page stating something like "why only Bitcoin?", ...


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Creating a new address for every transaction (not just every single client) will allow you to maximize your payment tracking capabilities. In case you have a single address for all of your payments it's really hard to track who sent you what. This will start changing from 0.9 on, but for now we have to stick to what is already implemented. Having one ...


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There is a lot of evidence that man in the middle attacks are common, and this is a good question for the Bitcoin community to review. When publishing the Bitcoin address on a web page, either you will be using a static address (one address for many senders) or generating a new address for that particular user. Regardless of the frequency of generating a ...


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That would be Grass Hill Alpacas at http://www.grasshillalpacas.com/ From their website: Grass Hill Alpacas is located on 115 acres that has been in the family for over 125 years. The farm is located at the foot of Grass Hill in the Haydenville section of the town of Williamsburg, just 10 minutes from the center of Northampton. The last time the land was ...


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Vanity address' purpose is generally in its name - vanity. You mainly use it to show off, like say in forum's signatures or general donation address, not for business in most cases. Usually you won't want to use a vanity address when you want to remain anonymous, which is what you try to accomplish by using a new address for each transaction. You can use the ...


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while amount > 0: amount_i = int(mtgox_depth['bids'][index]['amount_int']) price_i = int(mtgox_depth['bids'][index]['price_int']) if amount_i < amount: total_value += amount_i * price_i amount -= amount_i elif amount_i >= amount: total_value += amount * price_i amount = ...


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BlockChain.info now provides a list of hub nodes. The top entries from that list are all well connected.


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QuantumQrack: the answer is no, it's supporting the "payment protocol", which is a way of attaching some extra data to a transaction, such as a refund address. however, the refund is still up to the merchant to agree to give you; once you've given money to the merchant, you can't take it back without them giving it back to you. Asked in #bitcoin on freenode....


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Until Bitcoin stabilizes sufficiently, prices will be listed in local currency and be payable in an equivalent amount of Bitcoin, or if prices will be listed in Bitcoin, this price will have to be constantly updated. I.e. price would be listed in USD and the amount of XBT due would be calculated just before the bill.


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There are new merchant tools available like Bitpay which basically convert bitcoins to USD onspot at the current price. It prevents merchants from taking any risk and it locks down the price for 15 minutes.


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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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Why should it increase the checkout time? In such a situation, the QR code would normally be displayed on a computer or tablet screen, not printed on paper, so a new one can easily be displayed for each customer. Generating a new Bitcoin address doesn't take much time - a few milliseconds, maybe - and can be incorporated into the merchant's point-of-sale ...


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If you mean the greatest amount of bitcoin spent, the "bitcoin pizza" comes to mind. At a whopping 10k BTC spent. Pizza for bitcoins? (bitcointalk.org)


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I'd say it was the selling of dice gamling site SatoshiDice in 2013, according to the former owner it was sold for 126,315 BTC which was equivalent to ~$11,5 Million at that time. More details can be found here: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=101902.msg2751536#msg2751536


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Bitcoin is focused on assuring that the payment is legit. It doesn't help at all with the payer. Waiting for confirmations gives you very strong assurance that the payment is genuine and final, and that neither the payer nor any outside authority can do anything to reverse it. The money is yours, full stop. There are no chargebacks. However, you don't ...


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Very little commerce can occur using a static address. A similar problem is faced where bitcoin exchanges accept cash deposit at a bank. All the customers will deposit to the same bank account, so the solution was to request a unique amount for each customer. That amount is what marks the transaction and provides the ability for the exchange to know which ...


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There are so many places A quick google search will yield many results But other than the main list on the wiki i think the following directories seemed pretty populated. 'Official Lists' Exchanges Local Directories Marketing Online & Real Business Games & Gambling Real World Shops map overlay Donation Accepting Sites Articles 75 Places to Spend ...


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One service provider that accepts bitcoins is NoTex.ch @ https://notex.ch: It's a browser based editor, that accepts donations - the donate button has been created using BitPay - or you can buy the full fledged offline version using a customized and very simple to use checkout process, which has been implemented using Blockchain.info's developer API: Step 1)...


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But what is an online store, that quotes goods both in Bitcoin and, say Ripple (but insert any alternative crypto currency here), to do in this situation? It has to have a fast and reliable access to some exchange current bid and ask and constantly update the prices of goods. Since you mentioned Ripple I'll give you a Ripple answer. If a merchant was using ...


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But what is an online store, that quotes goods both in Bitcoin and, say Ripple (but insert any alternative crypto currency here), to do in this situation? It has to have a fast and reliable access to some exchange current bid and ask and constantly update the prices of goods. First off, would that really be so bad? I could write a program that polled ...


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I've made several purchases from bitelectronics.net. As a bonus, Mikko, they're based in your (and my) country!


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Through websearch I have found e4btc.com. They seem to be based in Berlin. I do not have any further experience or information about their offers, nor am I affiliated to them in any way.


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Suppose you go with just using one address. Now suppose there comes a day when two different customers make reservations that have the same price. But you only get one payment to your address. Both customers claim to have paid. What will you do?


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Depends on their infrastructure. If they use an intermediary (like bitpay or something) it will be instantaneus, since bitpay is the one that takes the risk for double spends and accepts payment fast. In case they have their own infrastructure, it may depend on what they do, if they accept one confirmation for the payment it may not take much otherwise it ...


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The effort to successfully pull off a double-spend is disproportionate to the cost of paying for a couple cups of coffee. Not only is the window smaller than 10 minutes, but when the double spend actually works, you might not be able to go back to that coffee shop. ;) Therefore, the risk of accepting such a small transaction with zero confirmations is ...


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