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Bitcoin the protocol, an technical discussion surrounding it. Payment protocol, sidechains, ...

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btcmacroecon

thx 0X9ZM2H0, hope all is well, but bitcoin core was supposedly supported, it just didn't accept the URL (address), but Bitpay wallet did take that URL and transacted (immediately showed balance I owed with Bitpay). Bitpay looks like a nice wallet with some ease of use functions I like and glad I'm hooked up finally. Just didn't expect to be a 2 wallet tester! Just seems borderline almost antitrust that Bitpay can convert customers in this manner, maybe that's innovation, but seems there should be ease of use or support for Bitcoin in general, and no idea why one worked over the other, other than they are Bitpay and process and have wallet, and recognizes (not sure of the word). Seems protocol-ish as you say. Just seems there needs greater support for "the other wallets" given there is no way to get any response from Bitpay in the matter. Maybe that's by design though too and they convert customers, but that's where it's borderline.

btcmacroecon

Was good test / learning but when didn't expect it!

martindale

0GP4HGP9 sadly BitPay has complicated the payment process since I left — I am remiss to recommend Coinbase's merchant solutions if your vendor needs an intermediary, so I strongly recommend just accepting Bitcoin payments directly. QR codes are easy to generate in the bitcoin:<address> format, all wallets can recognize this.

martindale

BIP70 was a contentious change that relied on centralized parties for "payment authorization", so it never achieved widespread adoption. Even within BitPay it was a contentious topic when we decided to implement it!

martindale

In case anyone wants to fund my lightning channel: 3BUWPVspaKZkEJEQMMW1R9yh2bPGPriBXS

martindale

If 0HCSDQB0 (or anyone from the roleplaygateway community) wants to kick off a small transfer from our test wallet, it'll be fun to see how long it takes for everyone to approve the transaction organically, without me prodding. :sunglasses:

lawoftheland

09HF4JLV But since you're one of the key holders...

martindale

These things shouldn't depend on any one party!

lawoftheland

09HF4JLV I see. Gotta reduce that bus factor.

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