Web Payments

Payment technologies for the Web.


The purpose of the Web Payments group at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is to create systems that enable people and businesses on the Web to send each other money as easily as they exchange instant messages and email today. The systems strive to be easy to use, currency agnostic, secure, decentralized and implementable by anyone in a patent and royalty-free manner. The group is focusing on transforming the way we reward each other on the Web as well as how we organize financial resources to enhance our personal lives and pursue endeavors that improve upon the human condition.

Anyone may join the group and participate for free. Here's how:

  1. Get a W3C account. It may take an hour or two to get approved, sometimes it can take as long as 24 hours. Be patient, this is the slowest step.
  2. Join the Web Payments Group.
  3. Subscribe to the mailing list.
  4. Send an email to introduce yourself to the group. Tell us who you are, what your areas of interest are with respect to value exchange on the Web, and what you hope to get out of the group.

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