One Web Under Bitcoin

Toward the next 2 billion Bitcoin owners



Web Payments | PaySwarm | Meritora

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Bitcoin

Stats

The State of Bitcoin




Bitcoin has room to grow...

Intro

Web Payments

Asking the right question

Access



  • How could we add 2 billion people to the Bitcoin ecosystem in the next 5 years?

  • What ecosystem currently has 2 billion people that could be on-boarded that quickly?

Intro

Web Payments

The State of the Web




If we could build Bitcoin support into the browsers...

Intro

Web Payments

What I do

Manu

  • W3C Standards Chair dealing with
    • Web Payments, Linked Data
    • Identity, Security
  • Founder/CEO of Digital Bazaar
  • Championing these technologies: Web Commerce API, Secure Messaging, HTTP Signatures, PaySwarm, Crowdfunding, JSON-LD, RDFa, and ... Bitcoin.

Web

Standards

How are features added to browsers?

W3C


  • The World Wide Web Consortium
  • 392 member companies, 51 Working Groups
  • W3C standardizes: HTML5, CSS3, Web Payments, All Browser APIs... the Web

Web

Standards

How a standard is made

W3C


  • The W3C Process: proposal, draft spec, working group, standard
  • It takes roughly 4 years to create a standard
  • All standards are open, patent and royalty free

Web

Commerce

The Problem with Payments


Problem: Exchanging funds on the Web is way more complicated than it needs to be.


Pain points:


the speed of old money, credit card numbers, PCI "security" compliance, non-interoperable software, too many steps to send/receive money, waiting for block chain verification, losing wallet keys, receipts, the list goes on...

Web

Commerce

Browser Bitcoin: Two Paths Forward


  • PaySwarm - currency-agnostic standard for Web Payments
  • Web Commerce API - standard for browser-based payments

Web

Commerce

PaySwarm


PaySwarm the first open, universal standard for payments on the Web.

  • Payment provider agnostic
  • Currency agnostic - USD, Euro, Bitcoins, etc.
  • Zero-click payments, digital contracts and receipts
  • Decentralized and extensible
  • Commercialized: Meritora

Web

Commerce

Web Commerce API


The Web Commerce API is a way to initiate transactions from the browser.

  • Make payment native and easy - one click
  • Protect from phishing attacks
  • Dumb pipe - supports both proprietary payment schemes as well as PaySwarm
  • Commercialized: FirefoxOS

Act

Now

Make Bitcoin in the Browser a Reality


  • The goal: Put Bitcoin in front of 2.4 billion people
  • We need: Developers, Executives, Evangelizers
  • Help here: Web Payments Group @ W3C
  • Pull me aside, introduce yourself!

Thanks

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