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June 11, 2012, 07:41:31 PM
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I am currently in the process of making a website in which lending data can be tracked and recorded for anyone who wants to use it.  Basically you create an account and you can lend or borrow to anyone with an account there and it will record all loans automatically.  Payments will also be tracked as well using bitcoind.

Things that will be tracked for all users.
debt
total lent
completed loans
days late
total borrowed
total days with debt

I am considering implementing facebook accounts or linkedin accounts possible.  I would need a way to prevent lenders from lending to themselves on a separate account to rack up credit.  I would appreciate any ideas.

Loans will also have the option to be pegged to the USD or the BTC.  I might implement multiple currencies in the future, but that is not top priority for me.

The payments will be made through bitcoin address and will automatically be forwarded to the lenders btc address of his choosing.

Will this service be useful to anyone?  I should have it up in a week or two.  I have been working on it for months now.

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I have been working on this a lot the last week.  The website does not look amazing, but I am heavily focusing on functionality.

So far I am implementing the following items to this website.
It will track all lending data for both the lender and the borrower.
debt, total debt, completed loans, days late are a few of the statistics you will see when you log into an account.

You will be able to post a loan request publicly, which will display your loan stats so lenders can browse requested loans.  The lender can click a button and take the loan.  The loan will be pulled off the page and will go into limbo for a couple hours while the lender can arrange sending payment.

The payment can be made directly to the customer where I will record the payment by accessing the blockchain data.  You can also send the payment to me which will record the payment via bitcoind and forward the money to the borrower.  This provides members with the ability to make payments completely independent of my wallet and therefore lower risk of theft.  I must have both the sender and the receiving bitcoin address before the coin is sent or the payment will not be recorded.  I can override this if both the lender and borrower contact me with payment details.

After the money is sent, the loan will become active and interest will accrue.  When member wants to pay off his loan he can send the payment directly to the lender or through my wallet, whichever they decide.  The loan will be recorded as completed and the stats for both users will be updated.

I will also implement the tru.ly api for identification verification.  If you would like to have a verified account, which will add a significant amount of trust to your account.  You can enter your full name, address, and last 4 digits of your social and your information will be verified through a government database.  This will ensure that verified users cannot just make another account after ripping somebody off.  Of course becoming verified is completely voluntary and I do understand if a majority of users opt out of this option.

If a verified user does not pay off their loan on time.  Their private data(address, full name, etc) will be provided to the lender.  This bad debt can then be sold to others who perhaps live near the member with the bad debt and can collect.

The site is not live yet, so many of these things can be altered if anyone sees any reason why they should.  Thank you for your input and long live bitcoin.
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June 11, 2012, 08:06:37 PM
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I thought about that, but it would be almost impossible to implement in way it should be done)

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June 11, 2012, 08:23:10 PM
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I thought about that, but it would be almost impossible to implement in way it should be done)

Please elaborate.
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June 11, 2012, 08:33:14 PM
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Yes, i very much think that this service will be useful to many including myself.

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June 11, 2012, 08:33:36 PM
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I thought about that, but it would be almost impossible to implement in way it should be done)

Please elaborate.

what stops from someone from scramming someone and the scrammer just makes another account?

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June 11, 2012, 08:36:56 PM
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It is highly depends on internet id. But the most problem is that every bad ID can be replaced by new,clear one. So we will have good lenders and depositors. But when there is a system you can always find your own ways to get yourself good rep, then you can have a loan and dont pay it back and start over again. And when we talk about serious money there wont be almost no difficulties to get yourself new IDs. And if we use real life identifications, then it would be the same with other currencies plus scammers still may do what they do. That is the problem of system, because rules are well known.

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June 11, 2012, 08:48:59 PM
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I thought about that, but it would be almost impossible to implement in way it should be done)

Please elaborate.

what stops from someone from scramming someone and the scrammer just makes another account?
Social account linking, maybe. I think you touched on another important point, though -- defaulters are almost always scrammers, not people who ever negotiate paying off a small portion of debt or are ever responsive again on the accounts they used to scram with.

We tried doing collaborating on publishing this info a few times before, and it always falls apart because lenders are too lazy. Two websites were previously made to try doing what the OP did, and I once made a simple collaborative Google Doc for trusted lenders - manually inserted every single loan Sen made using data from the giant IBB thread - but it all ended abandoned.

ETA: Derp. I should read the whole 1m worth of words before commenting. :x

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June 11, 2012, 08:55:36 PM
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I thought about that, but it would be almost impossible to implement in way it should be done)

Please elaborate.

what stops from someone from scramming someone and the scrammer just makes another account?
Social account linking, maybe. I think you touched on another important point, though -- defaulters are almost always scrammers, not people who ever negotiate paying off a small portion of debt or are ever responsive again on the accounts they used to scram with.

We tried doing collaborating on publishing this info a few times before, and it always falls apart because lenders are too lazy. Two websites were previously made to try doing what the OP did, and I once made a simple collaborative Google Doc for trusted lenders - manually inserted every single loan Sen made using data from the giant IBB thread - but it all ended abandoned.

This would be a fully automated system.  No data will be input manually other than creating accounts and passwords. 

This scamming issue certainly has crossed my mind.  I was thinking about perhaps adding a very long form where users can put as much information about themselves as they would like.  Phone number, address, facebook account, etc would be some of the information that could be provided.  This would of course all be optional.

Then it would be much easier to avoid scammers, because fake facebooks are easy to spot.  Also if you give them a call on their phone and some spanish speaking women answers you know something is not on the level...

I was also considering perhaps tracking ip addresses to particular accounts, but I would like to avoid this if possible.
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June 11, 2012, 08:59:27 PM
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But when there is a system you can always find your own ways to get yourself good rep, then you can have a loan and dont pay it back and start over again. And when we talk about serious money there wont be almost no difficulties to get yourself new IDs.

These problems are not new to lending.  Credit cards are frequently stolen and that cost is something that just has to be passed on to other customers.
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June 11, 2012, 09:00:28 PM
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I thought about that, but it would be almost impossible to implement in way it should be done)

Please elaborate.

what stops from someone from scramming someone and the scrammer just makes another account?
Social account linking, maybe. I think you touched on another important point, though -- defaulters are almost always scrammers, not people who ever negotiate paying off a small portion of debt or are ever responsive again on the accounts they used to scram with.

We tried doing collaborating on publishing this info a few times before, and it always falls apart because lenders are too lazy. Two websites were previously made to try doing what the OP did, and I once made a simple collaborative Google Doc for trusted lenders - manually inserted every single loan Sen made using data from the giant IBB thread - but it all ended abandoned.

This would be a fully automated system.  No data will be input manually other than creating accounts and passwords. 

This scamming issue certainly has crossed my mind.  I was thinking about perhaps adding a very long form where users can put as much information about themselves as they would like.  Phone number, address, facebook account, etc would be some of the information that could be provided.  This would of course all be optional.

Then it would be much easier to avoid scammers, because fake facebooks are easy to spot.  Also if you give them a call on their phone and some spanish speaking women answers you know something is not on the level...

I was also considering perhaps tracking ip addresses to particular accounts, but I would like to avoid this if possible.

What if the borrower is a spanish speaking woman?

Also IP tracking won't do you any good unless you actively block TOR exit nodes and Proxies.  Even then, you'll always be a step behind.

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June 11, 2012, 09:06:45 PM
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I would appreciate any ideas for solutions to these problems.  I have ideas that would limit abuse, but certainly not eliminate it.
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June 11, 2012, 09:18:34 PM
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I would appreciate any ideas for solutions to these problems.  I have ideas that would limit abuse, but certainly not eliminate it.

you will never eliminate it js, but being proactive and trying to hinder it and limit, is the best solution

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June 11, 2012, 09:29:37 PM
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Found this online.  Think people would be willing to use this to verify their identity?

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June 11, 2012, 09:35:36 PM
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i don't think there is a way to stop this but you can definitely minimize the risks.

ask for proof of id, utility bill and a phone call with the registrant will be good.
also you part is to determinate the accuracy of the data
after this dates are completed the lender will see a trustworthy borrower.

and also a privacy policy and term of use to have them signed will be important.

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June 11, 2012, 09:38:08 PM
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i don't think there is a way to stop this but you can definitely minimize the risks.

ask for proof of id, utility bill and a phone call with the registrant will be good.
also you part is to determinate the accuracy of the data
after this dates are completed the lender will see a trustworthy borrower.

and also a privacy policy and term of use to have them signed will be important.

Although this kinda goes against his whole automated goal.  All those verifications need to be done manually.

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June 11, 2012, 09:39:31 PM
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i don't think there is a way to stop this but you can definitely minimize the risks.

ask for proof of id, utility bill and a phone call with the registrant will be good.
also you part is to determinate the accuracy of the data
after this dates are completed the lender will see a trustworthy borrower.

and also a privacy policy and term of use to have them signed will be important.

Although this kinda goes against his whole automated goal.  All those verifications need to be done manually.

but once verify everything else is automated

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June 11, 2012, 09:44:13 PM
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sure, you can always give 2 3 hours a day for this kind of verifications. i like your idea and you should definitely built it

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June 11, 2012, 09:48:19 PM
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Once again, while there is a system of verification it will be easy to pass it. Or it will so difficult and personalized that no one will wont to pass it. And you`ll have to be very high trusted to get such info, right now this is only possible to be done by pirate or glbse.

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June 11, 2012, 09:50:54 PM
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sure, you can always give 2 3 hours a day for this kind of verifications. i like your idea and you should definitely built it

Well if any manual verification needs to be done, I would expect the lender to do his due diligence.  I do not want cry babies calling me wanting their coins back because a member was "verified".  Just because his identity is verified does not mean that he will pay up.  I especially do not want to take the heat after spending my precious time verifying the identity of members.
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June 11, 2012, 09:52:24 PM
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info are easy to get this days over the internet but a pic taken with your name beside your ID or utility it's not easy to make. and the best thing to do is to have them verified manually.

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