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October 07, 2011, 04:04:09 PM
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An option to upload a custom design is now available.  During the check out process you can upload a JPEG, and then it gives you the option to place the QR code and plain text address on your image.

I will also be expanding the list of available pre-made designs by offering a 20% rev share for anyone with design talent who wants to participate.  You send me your design, I'll make it an available option, and you'll get 20% of each sale anytime someone chooses a design you made.

More information, including file specs and templates is available here: http://www.paymyaddress.com/contribute-designs.html
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October 07, 2011, 10:38:57 PM
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Adding bitcoin adress containing magstripe to the card will be nice option.

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October 07, 2011, 11:07:55 PM
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Adding bitcoin adress containing magstripe to the card will be nice option.

To what end?  Who would use it?

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October 08, 2011, 12:02:34 AM
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Adding bitcoin adress containing magstripe to the card will be nice option.

To what end?  Who would use it?
Any person/shop who had a stripe reader (hooked to a pc?) could use it to read the same value as the QR code. Of course, that would require substantially wide use of these cards and to be done properly it would need some standard implementation of checksum/coding on the stripe too.

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October 08, 2011, 12:07:01 AM
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An option to upload a custom design is now available.  During the check out process you can upload a JPEG, and then it gives you the option to place the QR code and plain text address on your image.

I will also be expanding the list of available pre-made designs by offering a 20% rev share for anyone with design talent who wants to participate.  You send me your design, I'll make it an available option, and you'll get 20% of each sale anytime someone chooses a design you made.

More information, including file specs and templates is available here: http://www.paymyaddress.com/contribute-designs.html
Awesome. I'm going to work on a design later today.

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October 08, 2011, 12:11:26 AM
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Adding bitcoin adress containing magstripe to the card will be nice option.

To what end?  Who would use it?
Any person/shop who had a stripe reader (hooked to a pc?) could use it to read the same value as the QR code. Of course, that would require substantially wide use of these cards and to be done properly it would need some standard implementation of checksum/coding on the stripe too.

Why would they use it?  The QR codes are to receive funds from someone else, not pay for them.  It's completely backwards of how a credit card currently works.  Who is going to add magstripe readers to their cell phone so that they can scan the vendor's card when the camera can scan a QR sticker affixed to the register at least as well?

"The powers of financial capitalism had another far-reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements arrived at in frequent meetings and conferences. The apex of the systems was to be the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the world's central banks which were themselves private corporations. Each central bank...sought to dominate its government by its ability to control Treasury loans, to manipulate foreign exchanges, to influence the level of economic activity in the country, and to influence cooperative politicians by subsequent economic rewards in the business world."

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October 08, 2011, 08:41:23 AM
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make the card with a magnetic stripe, qr code, text and any other ways of displaying information.

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October 09, 2011, 03:22:56 AM
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make the card with a magnetic stripe, qr code, text and any other ways of displaying information.

It is possible to encode a magnetic stripe on cards like this, but as MoonShadow pointed out, the purpose of these cards is really the inverse of a credit card.  They could never be used to make a purchase in a store, but rather they're to receive funds from another individual -- such collecting a debt, receiving a gift from a friend, or any other time someone would otherwise be inclined to hand you some cash.

In fact, if Bitcoin ever replaces credit card as the standard way to pay for things, mag stripe readers might go the way of these:

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October 09, 2011, 04:46:23 AM
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I will say this: magstripe gives the card a subconscious feel of being "active" in a way, even if it's not.

A magstripe could be put on the card simply by using magstripe cardstock without actually encoding anything.


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October 09, 2011, 08:35:38 AM
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Granted it's not likely to be very useful but I thought of one use for it.

Door prizes or similar. You visit an event and scan your card as you enter/register etc. Now they know who to send any prize to if they have a draw. There's probably other things like this that it could be handy for.

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October 09, 2011, 12:23:27 PM
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Granted it's not likely to be very useful but I thought of one use for it.

Door prizes or similar. You visit an event and scan your card as you enter/register etc. Now they know who to send any prize to if they have a draw. There's probably other things like this that it could be handy for.

the magstripe?

"The powers of financial capitalism had another far-reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements arrived at in frequent meetings and conferences. The apex of the systems was to be the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the world's central banks which were themselves private corporations. Each central bank...sought to dominate its government by its ability to control Treasury loans, to manipulate foreign exchanges, to influence the level of economic activity in the country, and to influence cooperative politicians by subsequent economic rewards in the business world."

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October 09, 2011, 01:27:21 PM
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Making cool qr-codes is easy. The system has a good margin for error. google 'hack qr codes'
Some ideas;
http://www.joelbuckland.com/2010/10/30-interesting-ways-qr-codes-are-being-used/


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October 10, 2011, 01:13:42 AM
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Heya,

Nice idea and great design. Just a quick question :

Can you underline the readable part of a vanity address? Perhaps you've already answered this in an earlier post.

For instance, either 1ThisDude or 1(blahblah)ThisDude(blahblah)

Thanks in advance for answering.
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October 10, 2011, 04:45:19 PM
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Can you underline the readable part of a vanity address?

This could be done by uploading a custom design that already includes the text of your address.
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October 11, 2011, 01:45:02 PM
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An option to upload a custom design is now available.  During the check out process you can upload a JPEG, and then it gives you the option to place the QR code and plain text address on your image.

I will also be expanding the list of available pre-made designs by offering a 20% rev share for anyone with design talent who wants to participate.  You send me your design, I'll make it an available option, and you'll get 20% of each sale anytime someone chooses a design you made.

More information, including file specs and templates is available here: http://www.paymyaddress.com/contribute-designs.html

  Just wanted to say that this is now 20% more awesome than it already was!

 p.s. For those making custom templates and trying to match screen colors with printed ones whip up a search for 'screen to printed medium color matching', 'Color Matching Module', and 'ICC Profile'. If you have or can acquire the ICC for your printer, BradZimdack that would be friggin killer for anyone that is particular about their colors. Sadly, I am not presently familiar with what is out there but the engineering firm I worked for over 15 years ago had software and hardware that did just that. So, one would imagine this still exists and is proably a LOT cheaper than the options we used.


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October 12, 2011, 04:04:02 AM
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For all of your who are uploading your own design, I'd love to see them posted here in the forum.

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November 13, 2011, 09:08:13 PM
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these are cool  Wink

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November 14, 2011, 07:09:47 PM
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It would be nice if you could upload custom QR codes like ones made on http://www.qrhacker.com/

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November 14, 2011, 07:57:38 PM
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It would be nice if you could upload custom QR codes like ones made on http://www.qrhacker.com/

You sort of can.  With the custom design option, you can upload anything you want.  You can either use an automatically generated generic QR code, or just upload a design that already includes a styled one.
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November 14, 2011, 08:06:37 PM
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What's on the back side of the cards? White? I'll be buying one soon, but I'm just curious.
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