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May 12, 2011, 10:42:14 AM
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This is an idea I had to promote bitcoins and that could be tightly related to weusecoins.com. (well, it's not really my idea, I took it from Flattr)

The basic idea is to allow you to give a bitcoin tip to any Twitter user. It works that way.

- A page on weusecoins.com allows you to enter an arbitrary Twitter user name ( "ploum" for the example). The page returns you a bitcoin address. (weusecoins maintains a one-to-one db matching bitcoin addresses with twitter user names)

- Each time a transaction is received to a given address, weusecoins.com send a public (or private) message. "@ploum: you received a 5btc tip. Claim your 5btc (25.34$) at http://weusecoins.com/login"  (the second number is the total of bitcoins sent to that person and still unclaimed)

- http://weusecoins.com/login allows you to login with your Twitter account. Once logged, you can see the total of bitcoins received, you can enter a bitcoin address to withdraw the btc and optionally check a box "automatically send received tips on that address".

- As soon as the user hit the "withdraw" button, the money is sent to his bitcoin address and a message is posted on his twitter account: " successfully claimed 5btc (30.45$) at http://weusecoins.com, thanks to all the donators".

(see how the value of bitcoins increased ?)

What do you think? I think it would be a good way to promote bitcoin to the people we like. We simply send them bitcoin through twitter. Even if they are not really interested, at some point, the sum of money will be enough to convince them to claim it.

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May 12, 2011, 11:17:49 AM
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It's a very good idea Grin

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May 12, 2011, 01:35:11 PM
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yep: https://www.bitcoin.org/smf/index.php?topic=5382.0

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