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April 17, 2011, 06:43:13 PM
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(Post edited - this is an old post, but I realize no TL;DR. Basically, it's an open source mechanical turk/fiverr clone that uses BTC)

Hello everyone,

I would like to share an idea I had a few weeks ago. I'm sure that it's not original per say, but I think I might have some details that others possibly missed.
The idea is for a simple bitcoin market website to facilitate purchase of goods and services via bitcoin (not a market

Please take a look at this: https://docs.google.com/leaf?id=0B-4jU8zZGkl6Mjk3ZjlmMGMtOTE3Ni00ODE4LWE0YmMtMzhlNzZhMDBhNDMw&hl=en

I include a few mockups, and a product spec document.
I originally thought I'd push this as a private project, but I recently started a new job and won't have enough time in the following months to do this alone. If anyone wishes to team up on this and work on it with me, I think we can actually make this happen.

If you want to discuss in private, email me at ron.gross@gmail.com.
The project can be undertaken as either completely open source, or propriety and closed sourced.
See also http://bitcoin.witcoin.com/p/864/Should-allmost-bitcoin-related-projects-be-open-source

Waiting for comments,
Ron

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June 03, 2011, 04:37:42 AM
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This is a great idea. Mechanical Turk with bitcoin pay outs would make global commerce accessible to a far greater number of people.
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June 03, 2011, 04:46:15 AM
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This is a great idea. Mechanical Turk with bitcoin pay outs would make global commerce accessible to a far greater number of people.

Thanks, the project is under way, although at a very slow pace because of my day job Smiley
It is also open source, so if anyone wants to contribute/fork it, let me know.

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October 09, 2012, 07:24:26 PM
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Just found this topic.  Anything happening? 

Are there any patent issues?  That is, does Amazon or someone else have patents on the Mechanical Turk idea?
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October 09, 2012, 07:43:55 PM
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The last edits were made to the google docs in March, so I think this one is probably dead or on hold.
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October 09, 2012, 08:04:38 PM
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Coinworker.com has been working for quite a long time succesfully, and pays out pretty well (at least to my knowledge, I don't use it myself).

http://coinworker.com/

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October 09, 2012, 09:50:33 PM
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This never got off the ground.
CoinWorker isn't really similar to what I had in mind though.

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October 09, 2012, 10:08:51 PM
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This never got off the ground.
CoinWorker isn't really similar to what I had in mind though.


please explain the difference of what you are proposing (vs. coinworker) and why I should use it rather than coinworker...

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October 09, 2012, 10:18:15 PM
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This never got off the ground.
CoinWorker isn't really similar to what I had in mind though.


please explain the difference of what you are proposing (vs. coinworker) and why I should use it rather than coinworker...

Read the specs I linked to.
CoinWorker is for limited, very specific tasks.
I'm thinking of a buyer-oriented site, where individuals could create tasks suited for them (different skill levels / tags / price ranges).

fiverr/mech turk don't fit this bill:

fiverr - focus on task sellers (will do X for $5), focus on tasks in with specific price tag. Huge commission btw (20%!)
mech turk - focus on presenting one task to a lot of people (I need 100 people to review this png and look for irregularities).

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