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April 04, 2011, 03:13:56 PM
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I, and I assume many other people, feel that bitcoin will take off once it finds some killer app that really makes use of the strength of BTC. And anyone with any amount of BTC benefits greatly from bitcoin taking off since that will cause the price to skyrocket. So we should all be very interested in this happening.

The best use of BTC I can think of that also has the benefit of spreading the idea of BTC rapidly is a tipping service. Here are some key parts of the service that I and other people have thought of:

o  Twitter tipping system.
 Allow people to tweet BTC tips to other twitter users. Has great
potential to go viral and spread throughout the entire twitter
population.
 A twitter user would just tweet to us: #tip @bob
then we would tweet this fact to bob and send him 1 BTC
If bob already was registered with us then great. Otherwise we would
give him a link to register and claim his coin.
Obviously can spread quickly since this stuff will show up in people's
twitter feeds.
And I think people will like publicly showing their support for what they are tipping.

o   Web based tipping.
A browser plugin that allows you to tip the webpage, facebook page or
blog you are currently reading. The page doesn't have to know about
the tipping service. If it is some new page we will scrape it or the
site for an email address that seems appropriate and send the tip to
it.
Once tipped the site owner will be encouraged to place a tip button on
their site thus spreading the knowledge of the service.

o   SMS tipping.
A service that allows you to send small BTC amounts by text message to
any phone that can receive SMS.
they would just text to our number: send <amount> <number>
Basically the same as the twitter thing but with SMS.

o   Forum tipping plugin.
Plugin for popular forum software allowing people to tip posters they like.

The beauty of all these is that they only require the tipper to know
about the service. Once people are tipped they will naturally want to
find about it to retrieve their coins. I think it would spread pretty
quickly. People who own BTC have extra incentive to tip since tipping will increase the popularity of BTC and thus the value of the BTC that they own.

If you make this you should call it CoinToss Smiley


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April 04, 2011, 03:22:44 PM
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I, and I assume many other people, feel that bitcoin will take off once it finds some killer app that really makes use of the strength of BTC. And anyone with any amount of BTC benefits greatly from bitcoin taking off since that will cause the price to skyrocket. So we should all be very interested in this happening.

The best use of BTC I can think of that also has the benefit of spreading the idea of BTC rapidly is a tipping service. Here are some key parts of the service that I and other people have thought of:

o  Twitter tipping system.
 Allow people to tweet BTC tips to other twitter users. Has great
potential to go viral and spread throughout the entire twitter
population.
 A twitter user would just tweet to us: #tip @bob
then we would tweet this fact to bob and send him 1 BTC
If bob already was registered with us then great. Otherwise we would
give him a link to register and claim his coin.
Obviously can spread quickly since this stuff will show up in people's
twitter feeds.
And I think people will like publicly showing their support for what they are tipping.


Let me steal your idea and implement it!

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April 04, 2011, 03:52:57 PM
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I think this could work really well.
It doesn't seem that involved to program and I'm with you that it would spread like mad once people realized it was working.
Obviously before it becomes semi popular a lot of people are going to think scam.
The twitter part seems especially easy.

I'd make it possible to send less than 1btc though, it would be nice if you could decide.

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April 04, 2011, 03:54:25 PM
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(adding thread to my watchlist)

(I dont always get new reply notifications, pls send a pm when you think it has happened)

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April 04, 2011, 04:00:52 PM
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> Let me steal your idea and implement it!

This is what I want. I want someone to implement this.

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April 04, 2011, 04:05:14 PM
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> Let me steal your idea and implement it!

This is what I want. I want someone to implement this.

It's nice to be part of a community where people want others to act on their ideas to better the whole.
Such a nice change from hiding all your IP to keep it safe from competition.

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April 04, 2011, 04:33:35 PM
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> Let me steal your idea and implement it!

This is what I want. I want someone to implement this.

It's nice to be part of a community where people want others to act on their ideas to better the whole.
Such a nice change from hiding all your IP to keep it safe from competition.

+1

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April 04, 2011, 04:38:11 PM
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+1
should we start a bounty for the programmer?

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April 04, 2011, 04:48:12 PM
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+1
should we start a bounty for the programmer?

I'm for it.  I'll need to change some USD to btc, running out hah.

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April 04, 2011, 05:17:05 PM
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But won't the possibility of anything going viral still be stunted by the sheer difficulty of the average person obtaining bitcoins at this point in time?

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April 04, 2011, 07:00:33 PM
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But won't the possibility of anything going viral still be stunted by the sheer difficulty of the average person obtaining bitcoins at this point in time?

where do you see such difficulty ? you mean paypal fraud shit ?
I will exchange all the BTC newbies may need for WU or bank wire
or any other non reversable currency you may find.

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April 04, 2011, 07:00:54 PM
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> But won't the possibility of anything going viral still be stunted by the sheer difficulty of the average person obtaining bitcoins at this point in time?
That is sort of a separate problem that belongs in a separate thread but this doesn't seem hard to me: http://bitcoinmorpheus.tumblr.com/How_to_buy_mt_gox_usd_with_paypal

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April 04, 2011, 07:32:01 PM
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> But won't the possibility of anything going viral still be stunted by the sheer difficulty of the average person obtaining bitcoins at this point in time?
That is sort of a separate problem that belongs in a separate thread but this doesn't seem hard to me: http://bitcoinmorpheus.tumblr.com/How_to_buy_mt_gox_usd_with_paypal

It does deserve another thread.  I was alluding to this one: http://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5368.0

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April 04, 2011, 08:26:11 PM
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How does 1 mBTC sound as a default tip?  Nobodies going to throw BTCs around in bulk, but I'd be willing to go on a tipping spree at that rate.

It would be nice if the system didn't require registration.  A bitcoin address is 34 characters, so there's room for two addresses plus a lot of metadata.  A content producer's client could tweet "BTC address: 18VqR8RgHmY6tG9Y8JXbkM8zncVm8npt1p"  (for instance!) and the tipping client could parse their twitter stream for the most recent address and send the tip.

In the event that the receiver hasn't tweeted a receipt address, as will be the norm in the beginning, the tip could be placed in the sender's local escrow and an @mention with the amount donated, to be accepted within 72 hours, with a link to bitcoin.org or weusebitcoin.com.

I think a browser plugin would be the easiest way to implement this right now.  Extensions for Firefox and Chrome would probably cover most of the interested market.
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April 04, 2011, 09:34:11 PM
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Could also make it so if they don't collect it in 10 days or 90 days or whatever it gets donated to charity.
Don't really need that option but why not and I'd feel better knowing worst case scenario it goes to charity.

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April 05, 2011, 04:13:10 PM
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But won't the possibility of anything going viral still be stunted by the sheer difficulty of the average person obtaining bitcoins at this point in time?

Not if the default tip was some truly significant amount, like 1btc. Then someone who gets six tips on a tweet could still tip .5btc to a dozen people and not feel like a cheap bastard. Eventually they'll run into someone who is oldschool with bitcoin and that person will be more likely to stick with the 1btc default, process begins anew.

I feel if this takes off 1mBTC will be the threshold of sarcasm. It's the equivalent of tossing a busker a handful of pennies, might as well not do it at all unless you mean to be insulting.


Good idea jed. Really good idea.


Edit: also 1btc is maybe the lower limit of meaning for new users. And if it's not worth US$0.65 is it worth the spam factor? You don't want to be seen as spammers, that's for sure.
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April 06, 2011, 04:51:24 AM
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I don't think the price of the Dollar should matter. Having said that, the minimum amount allowed shouldn't be hardcoded into the system,  an easilly changeable setting would be a much better alternative, and don't forget that if things go as planned, in the future even a fraction of a satoshi will be worth a lot.


Oh, and +1 regarding the idea of having an expiration date for the retrieval of the tips; perhaps the service would take a small percentage and donate the rest to the charity (or simply the Bitcoin address) of choice of the tipster; not only this would reduce the wastage of coins but having a deadline to pick up the money might stimulate people to not let it go more than if the money stayed was promised to stay there forever.

(I dont always get new reply notifications, pls send a pm when you think it has happened)

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April 06, 2011, 08:00:02 AM
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It's too bad that I can't execute at this project.

We need more entrepreneurs or entrepreneurs with faster OODA loop!

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April 07, 2011, 04:23:39 AM
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Someone suggested a service like this for witcoin.com
At the moment we have charities included in the sites distribution but what if we could extract a URL from a post and set aside a pot for the website and they could claim it?

There are a couple of problems with this such as verifying the actual site owner and actually contacting them in an automated fashion


Possibly to claim the reward they would include a btc address in their site metadata

A web spider could then find it.

 
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April 28, 2011, 08:27:45 AM
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o  Twitter tipping system.

Looks like Flattr is adding a way to "pay any twitter user" (regardless of whether or not that user has a Flattr account).
  http://blog.flattr.net/2011/04/flattr-reloads-the-cannons

and Tip The Web does this now as well:
  http://tiptheweb.org/


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