To see the plugin, visit http://www.api.bitcoinbulletin.com/
- Showing to the world that our economy offers more than Alpaca socks.
About two months ago, we (@jostmey and myself) tried tweaking Google’s Custom Search to create a focused BTC search experience.
We weren’t impressed with the results and discontinued the Google search feature. That whole experience highlighted the need for an index of the Bitcoin economy.
We've got a big challenge ahead of us, as indexing all of these pages takes lots and lots of bandwidth! Support is welcome: 1JSv4mydZJoQ9wjXeFau9AmpofcHrsMFvW
- The basic purpose of the plugin is to make this BTC economy discoverable.
- Search is on the way. It’ll be here in a few weeks.
- Depending on the level of interest, we may make parts of this initiative open-sourced or crowd sourced. We may use an input system that incorporates the Bitcoin-OTC reputation system.
- The database is pretty small right now but will become more comprehensive as time passes.
- There will probably be alternative ways to digest the Bitcoin Economy stream, like an IRC channel similar to what Bitcoin Market for exchange rates (thanks mizerdearia for this suggestion).
Jared is leading the development on this because he’s awesome and a great coder. You can reach him at jared at bitcoinbulletin dot com.