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October 31, 2011, 04:22:16 PM
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I just discovered this Firefox plugin called FireCoin. I allows you to support a website by easy donations. A site with specific meta information will allow the plugin to identify a Bitcoin address to send bitcoins. There's optional meta support for a description and "thanks" redirect.

I think it's a good start, but needs support for locating other bitcoin addresses on pages (like forums) to support helpful forum members (where, perhaps, the bitcoin uri scheme/links are not present or can't be implemented).

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October 31, 2011, 05:08:13 PM
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this seems weird to me ...

once install this service can SEND COINS for you!

whats stopping the app from sending all your coins to the creator of FireCoin's?


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October 31, 2011, 05:23:06 PM
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The author has a wordpress plugin posted here:
http://forum.mtgoxlive.com/showthread.php/12-Firefox-Addon-FireCoin

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October 31, 2011, 05:37:10 PM
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Nothing more than integrity and a desire for credibility and good reputation I guess. What's to stop any software you install on your computer from stealing your wallet.dat? It would be an inefficient theft on the part of the plugin developer because they might only be able to steal a relatively small # of wallets before they were called out on their deed.

whats stopping the app from sending all your coins to the creator of FireCoin's?

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October 31, 2011, 05:42:48 PM
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The author has a wordpress plugin posted here:
http://forum.mtgoxlive.com/showthread.php/12-Firefox-Addon-FireCoin

Perfect! Installed.

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October 31, 2011, 05:48:02 PM
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Nothing more than integrity and a desire for credibility and good reputation I guess. What's to stop any software you install on your computer from stealing your wallet.dat? It would be an inefficient theft on the part of the plugin developer because they might only be able to steal a relatively small # of wallets before they were called out on their deed.

whats stopping the app from sending all your coins to the creator of FireCoin's?

agreed, as is the case with lots of bitcoin apps... Trust required!
maybe the creator could put up the code as an open source project on software forge, this would give me peace of mind.

be sure to review this app. on http://www.thebitcoinreview.com/ - Help us build trust

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