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

[blip.tv http://blip.tv/play/AYLP3wMA width=”480″ height=”405″] 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 … 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