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June 02, 2011, 11:36:33 PM
Last edit: June 03, 2011, 12:03:54 AM by technowizard12
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Hey all,

I'll give 1.00 BTC (I'm short on cash, and would like others to chip in) to the person who comes up with the most user friendly Chrome or Firefox extension which lets you monitor transactions involving a particular address.

This'll help you monitor your BTC if your wallet.dat is on a USB drive without having to plug it in to a computer, decrypt it, and restart Bitcoin.

--clarifying edit--
The bounty is for a chrome extension which monitors the flow going to a particular address. This way you can monitor things like how much you have been paid at a particular address, or how much you have sent to an address without having to use the Bitcoin client.

This might be useful in the case that the wallet.dat which has the keys which correspond to the receiving address is inaccessible.

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June 02, 2011, 11:48:49 PM
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In essence, I think I have to re-implement the wallet storage implementation within chrome API, and then use blockexplorer.

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June 02, 2011, 11:51:35 PM
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Sorry, I'm a bit of a n00b. Though I do program quite a bit. Couldn't you just query blockexplorer when the user requests it with an address that they input?
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June 02, 2011, 11:53:34 PM
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Sorry, I'm a bit of a n00b. Though I do program quite a bit. Couldn't you just query blockexplorer when the user requests it with an address that they input?

I did not initially understood your request.

I think you want to monitor your wallet on a usb drive? Well, I think that requires analyzing the wallet.dat file for all your public keys.

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June 02, 2011, 11:56:10 PM
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I didn't exactly mean monitor an entire wallet. My phrasing wasn't good.

I meant this:

One can transfer BTC to an address not on the network. Or even on the network. It would be nice if there were a chrome or firefox extension to monitor activity going to any given address (using Block Explorer).
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June 02, 2011, 11:59:35 PM
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I didn't exactly mean monitor an entire wallet. My phrasing wasn't good.

I meant this:

One can transfer BTC to an address not on the network. Or even on the network. It would be nice if there were a chrome or firefox extension to monitor activity going to any given address (using Block Explorer).

You can transfer any bitcoin to any address you like whether or not the user that own the address is online or not. Wallet.dat is simply required for controlling the bitcoin in that specific address. It's more like a keychain than a wallet that hold your cash.

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June 03, 2011, 12:00:43 AM
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I know. I thought a chrome extension to monitor money sent to any address would be useful. I don't want a wallet recreated in Chrome.
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June 03, 2011, 12:44:18 AM
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I think this is a great idea because you don't have to expose your wallet.dat to programs that may try to steal the private keys while in the process of using your computer, but you can still monitor bitcoin traffic.

I just wrote about the wallet.dat file being a sitting duck here:
http://www.bitrific.com/2011/06/your-local-walletdat-file-is-sitting.html
Would that be another use-case for this plugin?

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June 03, 2011, 04:48:46 AM
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Why not just use Bitcoin Block Explorer's RSS feeds? Every address has a unique RSS feed.


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June 03, 2011, 06:25:11 AM
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Why not just use Bitcoin Block Explorer's RSS feeds? Every address has a unique RSS feed.



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June 03, 2011, 06:20:09 PM
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Ah. Never mind, then. I guess you could just use a feed reader.
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June 05, 2011, 10:52:24 AM
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Is the bounty still offered?

Maybe this could be the first Bitcoins in my wallet. Wink

I think there is a better solution than just reading all newsfeeds of Block Explorer.
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June 06, 2011, 06:35:52 PM
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I'm not going to keep offering the bounty, but, if anybody else would like to chip in, we can keep it open.
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