Bitcoin Forum
February 21, 2020, 04:37:28 PM *
News: Latest Bitcoin Core release: 0.19.0.1 [Torrent]
 
   Home   Help Search Login Register More  
Pages: [1] 2 »  All
  Print  
Author Topic: What kind of service is the actual "Killer App" for Bitcoin?  (Read 1043 times)
byt411
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 798
Merit: 1000


View Profile
October 13, 2015, 09:41:16 PM
 #1

I've been involved in Bitcoin and this community for a long while now, and I have seen many Bitcoin services rise, being promised as the killer app that would greatly increase adoption, and then fail or just change to something entirely different, or just not meet the expectations. These range from remittance services to lotteries.

What exactly do you guys think is a service that will actually benefit the rest of the population? It doesn't have to "increase adoption" or anything of the sort, it just has to use the blockchain/bitcoin in some way and another.
Advertised sites are not endorsed by the Bitcoin Forum. They may be unsafe, untrustworthy, or illegal in your jurisdiction. Advertise here.
1582303048
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1582303048

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1582303048
Reply with quote  #2

1582303048
Report to moderator
1582303048
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1582303048

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1582303048
Reply with quote  #2

1582303048
Report to moderator
Lauda
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 2492
Merit: 2409


Exchange Bitcoin quickly-https://blockchain.com.do


View Profile WWW
October 13, 2015, 09:43:24 PM
 #2

I'd have to really think about it to define what the best one would be. I'd say that a app that enables you to get bitcoin in < 10 minutes would probably go big. At the moment acquiring Bitcoin is not as easy as it should be.

███████████████████████████
███████████████████████████
████████▀▀▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▀▀████████
██████▀▄██▀▀▄▄ ████▄▀██████
█████ ███ ████ ▀▀████ █████
████ █████ ███▀▀▀▄████ ████
████ ███▀▀▀▄▄▄████████ ████
████ ██▄▄▀▀███████▀▄▄█ ████
█████ █████ █▀██▀▄███ █████
██████▄▀███▀▄█▀▄███▀▄██████
████████▄▄▀▀▀ ▀▀▀▄▄████████
██████████▀▄███████████████
██████████████████████████
.
.FORTUNEJACK   JOIN INVINCIBLE JACKMATE AND WIN......10 BTC........
█████████████████████████
█████████████████████████
██████▀▀▀       ▀▀▀██████
█████  ▄▄▄█████▄▄▄  █████
█████  █████ █████  █████
█████  ██▄     ▄██  █████
█████  ████   ████  █████
█████▄  ██▄▄█▄▄██  ▄█████
██████▄  ███████  ▄██████
███████▄   ▀▀▀   ▄███████
██████████▄▄ ▄▄██████████
█████████████████████████
█████████████████████████
.
..
VirosaGITS
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1274
Merit: 1068



View Profile
October 13, 2015, 09:46:12 PM
 #3

I'd have to really think about it to define what the best one would be. I'd say that a app that enables you to get bitcoin in < 10 minutes would probably go big. At the moment acquiring Bitcoin is not as easy as it should be.

But the problem is cellphones are really not very secured platforms for doing such transactions, if you use it through some kind of banking app to an exchange that let you buy BTC with your interact/debit card, then its a lot of personal information you're chugging through with very weak security.

What may work better is an app that let you substitute a BTC payment with a debit payment by going through a payment processor.


                      ▄▄█████▄▄
                    ▐████████████▄
                   ▄█▀▀▀▀▀▀▀██████▌
             █▄  ▄█▀           ▀▀█
              ▀▀▀███▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄   █▄   ▄

               ▄▀▀         ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀██▀▀▀
         ▄▄▄▄▄█▄▄ ▄▀▀▄ ▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄█▄▄▄▄
         ████▒▒███    ████▒▒████▌
    ▀█▄ ▀
███████▄ ███▒▒███      ██▒▒█████       ▀█▄
 ███████ ▀█▒▒████     ▄█▒▒█████▀         ▀█ ▄  ▄▄
  ██████  ▌▀▀█████▄▄▄███████▀▀            ███▄███▌
 █████████  █████▀▀█▀▀██████▌             ██████▀
 ▀█████████ ███▄  ███   ▐███▌ ▄██       ▄█████▀
     ▀▀    ▀▀███████████████▄▄████▄▄▄▄█▀▀▀▀▀
               ▀▀▀███▀▀▀      ██████▄
                               ▀▀▀▀▀

▄█████████████████████████████▄
███████████████████████████████
███████████████████████████████
███████████████████████████████
█████████▀▀█████████▀▀█████████
███████ ▄▀▀         ▀▀▄ ███████
██████                   ██████
█████▌     ▄▄     ▄▄     ▐█████
█████     ████   ████     █████
█████      ▀▀     ▀▀      █████
█████▄   ▀▄▄▄     ▄▄▄▀   ▄█████
████████▄▄▄█████████▄▄▄████████
███████████████████████████████
███████████████████████████████
███████████████████████████████
 ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀
█ █
█ █
█ █
█ █
█ █
ashour
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 490
Merit: 250


View Profile
October 13, 2015, 10:07:37 PM
 #4

A bitcoin "Kille" app would be an app that would fix a major issue for bitcoin user. A major issue of the bitcoin protocol is the long transaction time, so an app that could solve it could be the next "Killer" app.
Hugroll
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 756
Merit: 500


View Profile
October 13, 2015, 10:12:01 PM
 #5

a app with a feature that lets you send money without transaction fees perhaps? would be a good idea. a chat feature would be nice too
ashour
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 490
Merit: 250


View Profile
October 13, 2015, 10:19:26 PM
 #6

a app with a feature that lets you send money without transaction fees perhaps? would be a good idea. a chat feature would be nice too

This would be really difficult to build since you would need a system that would convert the btc to fiat, and all of them usually charge a fee transaction.
brg444
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 644
Merit: 504

Bitcoin replaces central, not commercial, banks


View Profile
October 13, 2015, 10:54:53 PM
 #7

It's not a service, it's greed.

"I believe this will be the ultimate fate of Bitcoin, to be the "high-powered money" that serves as a reserve currency for banks that issue their own digital cash." Hal Finney, Dec. 2010
Djisamsoe
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Activity: 140
Merit: 100


View Profile
October 14, 2015, 06:24:54 AM
 #8

on my case,the only one that kill bitcoin is goverment rule  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
jacee
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1330
Merit: 1024


View Profile WWW
October 14, 2015, 06:35:50 AM
 #9

on my case,the only one that kill bitcoin is goverment rule  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes

It's not all the govenment fault in all cases. Bitcoin would be dead if people starts dumping it. Thus no more investors.  No more bitcoins.  Cry
Amph
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 2268
Merit: 1003



View Profile
October 14, 2015, 06:38:18 AM
 #10

if youtube or any other big business, would pay you in bitcoin for your viewers, just throwing it there

i can't think of something else which can make bitcoin more popular at the moment
NorrisK
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1736
Merit: 1003



View Profile
October 14, 2015, 06:42:47 AM
 #11

if youtube or any other big business, would pay you in bitcoin for your viewers, just throwing it there

i can't think of something else which can make bitcoin more popular at the moment

That would bring some serious micropayments! How would you envision it checking if you actually watch the movie? Answer a short captcha about the movie at the end or something?

Would be quite hard for a new service to get the movie volume, maybe porn could give an additional reward to its viewers? Wink
Holliday
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1120
Merit: 1007



View Profile
October 14, 2015, 06:47:20 AM
 #12

Bitcoin itself is the "killer app" which provides monetary freedom in a world with ever increasing capital controls.

Most people fear freedom and responsibility though, so don't expect the "mainstream" to get involved any time soon.

If you aren't the sole controller of your private keys, you don't have any bitcoins.
Q7
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 448
Merit: 250


View Profile WWW
October 14, 2015, 07:04:18 AM
 #13

An app that acts as or offer some kind of another layer of protection to make our transaction anonymous/untraceable without having to use a third party services to mix the coins and charge us a fee. I'm not sure how it can be done, I can't imagine if that is possible but something with that kind of feature would be cool. For sure, it will enhance bitcoins reputation

Mickeyb
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 798
Merit: 1000

Move On !!!!!!


View Profile
October 14, 2015, 07:42:34 AM
 #14

Bitcoin itself is the "killer app" which provides monetary freedom in a world with ever increasing capital controls.

Most people fear freedom and responsibility though, so don't expect the "mainstream" to get involved any time soon.

Yes, this! Bitcoin should be considered in its entirety a killer application with many different use cases. You see that even governments cannot make a agreement and classify Bitcoin the same. For some it's a commodity, for some currency, for some it's nothing.

You have a technology that allows you to send someone half around the world money and to have it readily available for spending in about 10 minutes even on Sunday, this is a pretty damn good killer application right away for me.
Lauda
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 2492
Merit: 2409


Exchange Bitcoin quickly-https://blockchain.com.do


View Profile WWW
October 14, 2015, 09:03:18 AM
 #15

But the problem is cellphones are really not very secured platforms for doing such transactions, if you use it through some kind of banking app to an exchange that let you buy BTC with your interact/debit card, then its a lot of personal information you're chugging through with very weak security.

What may work better is an app that let you substitute a BTC payment with a debit payment by going through a payment processor.
It doesn't have to be huge amounts. I doubt that someone would try to hack your phone for $50. This is not a process that is simply done. Besides, a lot of people use various applications exposing a lot of their credentials.

Most people fear freedom and responsibility though, so don't expect the "mainstream" to get involved any time soon.

Most people are afraid of freedom? That's doubtful at best. The problem is that they're ignorant and deluded (+ stuck in the past).

███████████████████████████
███████████████████████████
████████▀▀▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▀▀████████
██████▀▄██▀▀▄▄ ████▄▀██████
█████ ███ ████ ▀▀████ █████
████ █████ ███▀▀▀▄████ ████
████ ███▀▀▀▄▄▄████████ ████
████ ██▄▄▀▀███████▀▄▄█ ████
█████ █████ █▀██▀▄███ █████
██████▄▀███▀▄█▀▄███▀▄██████
████████▄▄▀▀▀ ▀▀▀▄▄████████
██████████▀▄███████████████
██████████████████████████
.
.FORTUNEJACK   JOIN INVINCIBLE JACKMATE AND WIN......10 BTC........
█████████████████████████
█████████████████████████
██████▀▀▀       ▀▀▀██████
█████  ▄▄▄█████▄▄▄  █████
█████  █████ █████  █████
█████  ██▄     ▄██  █████
█████  ████   ████  █████
█████▄  ██▄▄█▄▄██  ▄█████
██████▄  ███████  ▄██████
███████▄   ▀▀▀   ▄███████
██████████▄▄ ▄▄██████████
█████████████████████████
█████████████████████████
.
..
Undermood
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 960
Merit: 1000



View Profile
October 14, 2015, 09:22:55 AM
 #16

It's not all the govenment fault in all cases. Bitcoin would be dead if people starts dumping it. Thus no more investors.  No more bitcoins.  Cry
No, btc's ecosystem is improving and having is approaching! Ppl probably see this is a great opportunities to stash up their bitcoin holding! BTC may skyrocket in one day. What is the point of dumping it?

             ╓▄▄▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▄╖,
         ,▄██▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓█▄,
        ▄████▀▀░░        ░╙▀▓███▓,
      ,███╣▒▒▒░░╓╖╖╖╖╖╖,░░░▒▒╢▓▓▓[
     ╓▓██▓▓▓███▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓██▓╢▓▓▓▓
    ╖▒▓▓▓▓▓██████▀▀▀▀▀▀▀██████▓▓▓▓▒░,
   ╫▒▒▓▓▓▓▓▓▒               "▓▓▓▓▓▓  ╟
  ▐▓░░░▓▓▓▓▓▓╖              ▓▓▓▓▓▓░  ]
 ,▓▓░░░░╙▓▓▓▓▓▄           ╓▓▓▓▓▓▓`░░ ▐▓▌
 ╟▓▓▌░░░ ╙▓▓▓▓▓▓         ╓▓▓▓▓▓▓░░░░╓▓▓▓
 ╟▓▓▓▓   ░`▓▓▓▓▓▓,      ╟▓▓▓▓▓╜░░░░╓▓▓▓▓
 ╙▓▓▓▓▓,░ ░ ▓▓▓▓▓▓╖   ,▓▓▓▓▓▓▒▒▒▒░╟▓▓▓▓▌
  ▓▓▓▓▓▓╖░   ╙▓▓▓▓▓▌ ╓██████▒▒▒▒▒▓▓▓▓▓▓`
   ╙▓▓▓▓▓▌  ░░╙▓▓▓▓▓▓█████▓▒▒▒▒▒▓▓▓▓▓▓
    ╙▓▓▓▓▓▓  ░░░▓▓▓▓▓▓███▓╢╣╢╢▓███▓█▀
      ▓▓▓▓▓▓@░░░░▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓██████▀
        ▀▓▓▓▓▓▄░▒▒░▓▓▓▓▓▓██████▀▀
            ╙▀▀▀██████████▀▀▀`
InfinitusToken.io
███
███ ██
███ ██
███ ██
███ ██
███ ██
███ ██
███ ██
███ ██
███ ██
███ ██
███ ██
███ ██
███ ██
███ ██
███

   ███
██ ███
██ ███
██ ███
██ ███
██ ███
██ ███
██ ███
██ ███
██ ███
██ ███
██ ███
██ ███
██ ███
██ ███
   ███
⚑⚑ Read our Whitepaper
⚑⚑ Medium ⚑⚑ Telegram
[/ta
Outlander
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1218
Merit: 1000



View Profile
October 14, 2015, 09:31:52 AM
 #17

A bitcoin "Kille" app would be an app that would fix a major issue for bitcoin user. A major issue of the bitcoin protocol is the long transaction time, so an app that could solve it could be the next "Killer" app.
IMO making such app is easy. The app just calculates the minimum tx fees for the transaction to be included in the next block. If you are willing to pay that amount of fees, there will be no problems to get your tx confirmed in the next 10 minutes.

mezmerizer9
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 783
Merit: 1000


View Profile
October 14, 2015, 09:45:31 AM
 #18

Bitcoin itself is the "killer app" which provides monetary freedom in a world with ever increasing capital controls.

Most people fear freedom and responsibility though, so don't expect the "mainstream" to get involved any time soon.

Yes, this! Bitcoin should be considered in its entirety a killer application with many different use cases. You see that even governments cannot make a agreement and classify Bitcoin the same. For some it's a commodity, for some currency, for some it's nothing.

You have a technology that allows you to send someone half around the world money and to have it readily available for spending in about 10 minutes even on Sunday, this is a pretty damn good killer application right away for me.
Bitcoin has revolutionized so many things. Ppl are so dumb to realize it yet. Ppl just put attention on the negative things what we need to improve, like confirmation time, security, volatile price, easy to use etc.


███████████████████████████████████████
███████████████████████████████████████
█████████████████████████████
██████████████████████████
████████████████████████
███████████████████████
█████████████████?7?3████
███████████████████████
████████████████████████
██████████████████████████
█████████████████████████████
███████████████████████████████████████
███████████████████████████████████████
DECENT
FOUNDATION



██
██
██
██
██
██
██
██
██

██
██
██


[D]ecentralized application
[E]liminated third parties
[C]ontent distribution       



██
██
██
██
██
██
██
██
██

██
██
██


[E]ncrypted & secure
[N]o borders
[T]imeless reputation 



██
██
██
██
██
██
██
██
██

██
██
██



██
██
██
██
██
██
██
██
██

██
██
██

RKing
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 56
Merit: 0


View Profile
October 14, 2015, 11:26:55 AM
 #19

Global remittance together with low cost local exchanges is the killer application of bitcoin.
merelcoin
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 675
Merit: 503


View Profile
October 14, 2015, 11:35:11 AM
 #20

Vineyard's apps:
Coinhopper, bitcoin flapper,...

Users can play these games, and get some bitcoin in return... So they have to download a wallet, and they're on their way to become bitcoin users  Grin
Pages: [1] 2 »  All
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Sponsored by , a Bitcoin-accepting VPN.
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!