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Bitcoin => Bitcoin Discussion => Topic started by: davout on April 13, 2012, 03:31:42 PM



Title: [ANN] Send Bitcoins to e-mail super easily
Post by: davout on April 13, 2012, 03:31:42 PM
Now available at Paytunia.com send to e-mail feature, definitely the easiest way to introduce someone to Bitcoin !

How it works :
 - Send Bitcoins to an e-mail address instead of a Bitcoin address,
 - If the recipient already has a Paytunia account then funds are credited instantly, his Android or iOS app gets notified instantly,
 - If the e-mail doesn't match a Paytunia account he can :
    - create one and redeem his funds there,
    - sign-in to another account and redeem his funds;
    - provide an arbitrary Bitcoin address to which funds will be sent
 - Transfers are valid six days, after that it is cancelled, the funds are recredited to the sending account and both parties get an e-mail notification

While the transfer is pending redemption it is possible for the sender to cancel it. When this happens both parties get notified.

Also we still have a couple invites left if you wish to beta-test our iOS application, the Android one is already available on Google Play !

Try it out for yourself !

Send interface :

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/52452135/email-send.png


Notification :

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/52452135/notification.png


Title: Re: [ANN] Send Bitcoins to e-mail super easily
Post by: D.H. on April 13, 2012, 03:49:25 PM
Nice. I especially like the fact that you don't have to create a Paytunia account to redeem it.


Title: Re: [ANN] Send Bitcoins to e-mail super easily
Post by: davout on April 13, 2012, 03:56:21 PM
Nice. I especially like the fact that you don't have to create a Paytunia account to redeem it.
Thanks!
Part of the idea behind it is that we think e-mail addresses will quickly become the standard way of sending Bitcoins to hosted wallets, it would be pretty easy to for example to set-up a DNS record per domain that points to Bitcoin address resolution service.

That's how it would happen :
 - I try to send coins to user@somedomain.com
 - A DNS query for the "BTC" field is fired for somedomain.com
 - Answer is "bitcoin-resolver.somedomain.com"
 - A query is made to bitcoin-resolver.somedomain.com requesting an address for "user"
 - A bitcoin address is returned
 - Funds are sent through the Bitcoin network
 - If the DNS record doesn't exist then an e-mail is sent

Simple. Seamless. We're working on it ;)


Title: Re: [ANN] Send Bitcoins to e-mail super easily
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on April 13, 2012, 04:25:45 PM
I can't put my finger on it, but there's something about this site I like.

+1

~Bruno~


Title: Re: [ANN] Send Bitcoins to e-mail super easily
Post by: Koekiemonster on April 13, 2012, 04:30:46 PM
This is awesome! When can I start using the bta for iOS?


Title: Re: [ANN] Send Bitcoins to e-mail super easily
Post by: davout on April 13, 2012, 04:42:48 PM
This is awesome! When can I start using the bta for iOS?
PM sent !