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Bitcoin => Development & Technical Discussion => Topic started by: chris.rickard on June 05, 2011, 09:14:26 AM



Title: CoinHandle Integration?
Post by: chris.rickard on June 05, 2011, 09:14:26 AM
Have you guys seen CoinHandle? http://coinhandle.com

It's a simple idea - just let's you send people a "nice" URL (such as http://coinhandle.com/chris.rickard) which returns your Bitcoin address - instead of having to send them the "ugly" address.

I guess it also lets you update your address whenever you want without having to tell people the new address (as the URL stays the same).


Anyways - I think what would be cool is if this was integrated into some Bitcoin apps. They have an API - so i would be neat if someone could send me money via my CoinHandle (http://coinhandle.com/chris.rickard) instead of "1KxvBQnP4o8czmnqE8e759pZPb1wjmfCu4"


Title: Re: CoinHandle Integration?
Post by: bluecmd on June 05, 2011, 09:28:23 AM
There are a couple of decentralized ways of doing this in the pull request queue.

I for one would not trust a third party to deliver my BTC address over HTTP. I can think of some nice MITM attacks on that system.


Title: Re: CoinHandle Integration?
Post by: error on June 05, 2011, 09:32:46 AM
Such as the site operator switching all the addresses after a week or so?


Title: Re: CoinHandle Integration?
Post by: NetTecture on June 05, 2011, 02:47:19 PM
Such as the site operator switching all the addresses after a week or so?

You may not need this.

At least on windows you can register for the client a url handler:

bitcoin://somename@address

then the bitcoin client gets a call when this is clicked ;)


Title: Re: CoinHandle Integration?
Post by: error on June 05, 2011, 07:52:18 PM
// is used for Internet hostnames. We don't need it here.


Title: Re: CoinHandle Integration?
Post by: NetTecture on June 05, 2011, 08:01:35 PM
// is used for Internet hostnames. We don't need it here.

You are right. Sending bitcoins should be as hard as possible, so people don't use it.

Handlers are everywhere. Skype registers one, for example.