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November 24, 2011, 10:56:39 AM
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I apologize if this has been discussed before.

What about creating an email/Bitcoin client?  It would be a straightforward email client like gmail or anything else, but with the addition of Bitcoin perks.  For example, the ability to link email addresses with Bitcoin addresses would be a nice organizational too.  I mean really...in how many instances is anonymity really going to be so important?  It would be nice to be able to send an email to a friend/relative/businessman/etc. and click the "attach Bitcoin" button and send away.

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Edit:  Possible email conversations may include "thanks for the drugs!" and "damn, this really is the hottest pepper ever.  My laptop and I are in the bathroom."

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November 24, 2011, 12:57:20 PM
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I apologize if this has been discussed before.

What about creating an email/Bitcoin client?  It would be a straightforward email client like gmail or anything else, but with the addition of Bitcoin perks.  For example, the ability to link email addresses with Bitcoin addresses would be a nice organizational too.  I mean really...in how many instances is anonymity really going to be so important?  It would be nice to be able to send an email to a friend/relative/businessman/etc. and click the "attach Bitcoin" button and send away.

Thoughts?
Edit:  Possible email conversations may include "thanks for the drugs!" and "damn, this really is the hottest pepper ever.  My laptop and I are in the bathroom."

Yeah, there have been a couple threads, but it's a great idea. Using Bitcoin as a small postage would curtail spam.

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November 24, 2011, 01:47:05 PM
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A decentralized peer-to-peer email network, where everyone who contributes to the system (even just by running the client) gets a slice of the postage fee? Add in automatic encrypting of the mail and I'm sold. I can just see the ads: "Get PAID to use email! Use Bitmail!"

(Yes, I understand the OP was describing a typical email program that simply did things with bitcoins on the side... but I think it's possible to do much better...)

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November 24, 2011, 02:04:10 PM
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A decentralized peer-to-peer email network, where everyone who contributes to the system (even just by running the client) gets a slice of the postage fee? Add in automatic encrypting of the mail and I'm sold. I can just see the ads: "Get PAID to use email! Use Bitmail!"

(Yes, I understand the OP was describing a typical email program that simply did things with bitcoins on the side... but I think it's possible to do much better...)


and dear god don't let it be cost per letter, we'd end up with txt messages, but worse oO

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November 24, 2011, 03:04:41 PM
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It would be nice to use the receiver address to encrypt the message and then decrypt it depends on the private key of receiver.  Wink
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November 24, 2011, 10:57:43 PM
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A decentralized peer-to-peer email network, where everyone who contributes to the system (even just by running the client) gets a slice of the postage fee? Add in automatic encrypting of the mail and I'm sold. I can just see the ads: "Get PAID to use email! Use Bitmail!"

(Yes, I understand the OP was describing a typical email program that simply did things with bitcoins on the side... but I think it's possible to do much better...)


I agree 100% with making it much better...I will leave that to the coders.

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