bitcoin / opentransact / oscurrency

The Difference between Bitcoin and OpenTransact

OK new subject: what the heck is bit coin? — William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) January 3, 2014 Disclaimer: I am deliberately avoiding edge cases and other costs of Bitcoin. Bitcoin (BTC) is a relatively new system and we often make sense of new systems by drawing on familiar experiences to describe them, so it is natural … Continue reading

android / oauth / open source / opentransact / screencast

OpenTransact on Android

Update (June 15): Cyberwire on Google Play App Store Cyberwire is an open source proof-of-concept for OpenTransact on Android. In the screencast, we see the Android app used to transfer 10 imaginary coffeebucks using one OpenTransact provider implementation. Even with a different OpenTransact provider implementation, we see the same functionality accessed by the same Android … Continue reading

Code / oauth / opentransact

OpenTransact: Testing OAuth Scopes with Artifice and Cucumber

In this screencast, we’ll improve the code introduced in the previous post OAuth Scopes with UMA Action URLs with the help of our friends Artifice and Cucumber. Calls to Net::HTTP can be intercepted by Artifice and sent to your rack application instead of the network. If you are developing an OAuth provider, Artifice makes testing … Continue reading

microformats / opentransact / payments / rel-payment

A simpler alternative to rel-payment

The previous screencast may have tried to use too much technology to enable user-centric simple web payments. After looking around some, it occurred to me that the rel-payment microformat is not sweeping the world wide web. Using the Internet Archives, I found a blog post from July 2005 that announced support for rel-payment on blip.tv. … Continue reading

microformats / openid / opentransact / rel-payment

OpenTransact: rel-payment and OpenID

Warning: I boosted the microphone amp on this one. 🙂 A blog is a great place to accept web payments. Livejournal, blogger and wordpress allow bloggers to make their blog url their OpenID. In this screencast, we see that when a blogger on WordPress.com adds links, she can easily associate the type of link (through … Continue reading