Bridgewalker is now open source, thanks to the acquisition by Hive! Bridgewalker protects you from Bitcoin's volatility by giving you a euro balance from which you can easily perform Bitcoin transactions.
Hey r/bitcoin, I'm the guy who created Instawallet and is now working on Bridgewalker, a euro-denominated wallet for the Bitcoin economy; I am excited to announce, that today Bridgewalker has been acquired by Hive!
The announcement is here: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=334383 Bridgewalker's website: https://www.bridgewalkerapp.com/ Hive's website: http://grabhive.com/ Following the acquisition, I will be joining the Hive team and working on an Android port of Hive. Bridgewalker will continue to operate as an open beta and we will explore how to best integrate it into the Hive ecosystem. I am very excited to see where all of this leads! Thanks to all beta testers! Your work is very much appreciated. Check out Bridgewalker and Hive and help us in pushing the Bitcoin ecosystem forward!
AMA: I'm the guy trying to crowdfund an open source Raspberry Pi-based Bitcoin payment terminal - ask me anything! And if I may, a question to you: If you are not pledging, what is your main reason not to?
Website with more details: https://www.thebitcoinbox.com Executive summary: Based on a Raspberry Pi, I would like to develop an open source Bitcoin point of sale solution, which is focused on tap-to-pay via NFC and also has a display module for QR codes. The plan is to make integration with existing cash registers possible down the line (connected via Ethernet), although in this first step it will be a standalone device. My background: I have been tinkering with Bitcoin POS solutions since 2011, when I released one of the first prototypes in that area as open source ( https://github.com/javgh/greenaddress-pos-tools ), I was the founder of Instawallet and Bridgewalker (precursor to Bitreserve/Coinlock), coined the term 'green address' and do Android development for Hive. I feel that having such a low-cost, yet tailored solution would be a great tool for the community. It could also be a great building block to be integrated into other solutions, be it existing POS systems or new developments. That's why I spend some time on a prototype. But as a freelancer, there is a limit as to how many unpaid hours I can justify, so that's why I'm turning to the community and hope you will help me out a bit! On the other hand, if the overall opinion is: Not this, not like this or not this guy - then it would also be great to know why, so I can focus my energy in a different way. Thanks for taking a look - happy to answer questions!
Some stranger has $110.99 of my fiat in his MtGox account right now. And I think I'm okay with this.
This evening I stumbled upon a Bitcoin wallet called Bridgewalker. It has a little gimmick that I haven't seen before. The wallet adjusts the Bitcoin balance according to MtGox exchange while maintaining the USD balance. The implication of this is that I'm holding the value of USD while keeping the convenience of Bitcoin. For an everyday user this is exactly what we need. Most merchants adjust the price in Bitcoin of an item to the current exchange rate. So why should I gamble with the value of my Bitcoin between the time I order dinner and the time the check is dropped off? What does this accomplish?
No risk whether the coin on your phone can purchase coffee, or lunch.
Fees at 1.5% rather than whatever CC fees are.
Increased REAL Bitcoin transaction volume.
Ease in using Bitcoin for everyday purchases, without regard for exchange rate.
Essentially place market buys and sells on Gox by sending coin from Bridgewalker to another wallet and vice versa.
All of that being said, I did go against my better judgement when I funded this wallet. A stranger has ~$100 of my fiat in his MtGox account. And the wallet is in beta. And if I break or lose my phone there's no way to recover that money. tl;dr Jav, why has this not gotten more attention? And why is it not open source?
Hi r/bitcoin, I'm working on a point of sale terminal combining NFC and (optional) offline payments based on a Raspberry Pi and am thinking of doing crowdfunding to finish the project and release the 'Bitcoin Box' as open source and open hardware. What are your thoughts - would you pledge?
all Bitcoin Box source code under an open source license
instructions on how to build your own Bitcoin Box
coordinating with the developer community to agree on and document necessary standards (e.g. TBIP74 and TBIP75)
coordinating with wallet developers and service providers like BitPay to support the standards
What are your thoughts? Would you fund a project like this? I appreciate your input! To address one question right away: "Why is this even needed? Just use a cheap Android phone and slap an app on it, done!". Cheap Android phones often do not have NFC or have the antenna in some inconvenient place for a checkout situation. The more important advantage of the Pi is though, that it has an Ethernet port, which will make it possible to connect it to cash registers. This kind of integration would not be part of this crowdfunding round, but it would be the next logical step.
What about a Bitcoin wallet for the layman that eliminates volatility?
Problem: Someone really likes the idea of transacting in Bitcoin, but doesn't like the volatility and risk involved with keeping money in Bitcoin. They don't have much of an option to participate in the Bitcoin economy, because they don't want to hold a BTC balance and be subject to the daily volatility of it. Solution: Create a wallet of Bitcoin that shows balance in USD, and that balance never changes. The user can buy and sell for Bitcoin, but denominated in a USD balance that never changes. The user can also deposit or withdraw USD to change the balance, similar to Coinbase. Now, you might say that such a service would be screwed if the price drops or increases at the wrong time. But the service could easily hedge themselves against losses. Example: Joe deposits $50 his to wallet. The service does not actually buy Bitcoin at this point - it holds on to the $50 USD. Joe decides to buy a $40 piece of software with his Bitcoin. The service sends $40 of Bitcoin to the software vendor on Joe's behalf from its reserves, and immediately buys $40 of Bitcoin on an exchange. Joe then withdraws his remaining $10 from the service. Thoughts? Coinbase, are you listening? :D
Bridgewalker is a euro-denominated wallet for Android. It allows sending and receiving of bitcoins, but does so by exchanging back and forth to Euros on the fly. Feature Overview: Send and receive Bitcoins using QR codes or Bitcoin URIs; Sharing of Bitcoin address via standard Android share function; Support for green addresses; One-click Bridgewalker is an app that can “bridge” between dollars and Bitcoins. It is a Bitcoin wallet for Android. Jan Vornberger, who previously worked on Instawallet, developed Bridgewalker to make Learn from the reviews of other people who spent bitcoins at Bridgewalker, and find other similar places that accept bitcoin. Ücretsiz apkfullindir.net tablet oyunları indirme yapmak ve hileli bir şekilde kullanmak artık basit.Bayan sohbet numara ara can sıkıntını kolaylıkla gider! Bridgewalker Bitcoin Wallet. Bridgewalker is a euro-denominated wallet for the Bitcoin economy. Send and receive bitcoins, but maintain your balance in euros. Bridgewalker converts back and forth between the currencies just when you need to send bitcoins or receive them. Bitcoin's strength is fast and cheap world-wide money transfer with zero You deposit Bitcoins with Bridgewalker Bitcoin Wallet (BBW). BBW then guarantees that the FRN-deonominated value of your account will stay the same. For example, if you deposit $20 (USD) worth of Bitcoins, and the Bitcoin/USD exchange rate goes up, then you have fewer Bitcoins in your account but still $20.
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