urn:uuid:d4419edb-82e5-5888-90d2-ac23a6a8428f Topic: Crypto-currencies – Ctrl blog Daniel Aleksandersen https://www.daniel.priv.no/ Copyright © 2021 Daniel Aleksandersen. https://www.ctrl.blog/assets/favicon/favicon.svg 2021-02-12T21:42:00Z weekly 10 urn:uuid:d83aa22c-5e17-45de-9728-a9ac30fb1b69 2019-10-17T07:20:00Z 2019-10-17T07:20:00Z How to make a vanity Payment Pointer for Web Monetization The Web Monetization API uses Interledger Payment Pointer (ILP3) addresses to transfer funds. Here’s how to set up a short vanity ILP3 alias for your wallet. <p>This is a more detailed follow-up on Interledger Protocol Payment Pointers (ILP3.) Specifically, I’ll talk about how to take a long and unruly ILP3, like the one you get from most wallet services, and turn it into a shorter and more memorable vanity ILP3.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/ilp-payment-pointer-redirects.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:03020027-792e-4468-9999-b84847d6aff6 2019-09-18T15:19:00Z 2021-02-12T21:42:00Z How Coil and Web Monetization works compared to Flattr I explore the new Coil micro-payment system and browser extension, based on the proposed Web Monetization web-standard, and compare it to Flattr. <p>Coil is a micro-payment service that resembles Flattr. Both services rely on a web browser extension to automatically pay participating websites and creators from customers’ 5 USD/monthly subscription funds.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/coil-web-monetization.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:63e70a30-80a4-4d0d-800c-1c31534cf2a3 2018-07-18T00:43:00Z 2019-01-16T10:19:00Z BATify extension brings Brave Rewards to Firefox and Chrome A new browser extension, BATify, brings Brave Rewards’ creator-tipping system and BAT-wallet features to Firefox and Google Chrome. <p>A new browser extension lets users support their favorite websites, and YouTube and Twitch creators through donations of BAT crypto-tokens via Brave Payments.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/batify-extension.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:1de139bd-a226-440c-afea-a4c385440bd3 2018-03-05T15:17:00Z 2019-02-28T23:04:00Z On using Coinhive CAPTCHA instead of reCAPTCHA by Google Google reCAPTCHA has a near-monopoly on CAPTCHAs. Coinhive CAPTCHA wants people to spend a few seconds mining crypto-currencies instead of solving puzzles. <p>Coinhive, the in-web-browser crypto-currency-mining service, has an interesting new approach to CAPTCHA challenges. Instead of asking people to perform meaningless tasks, Coinhive asks their computers to perform a processor-intensive task for a few seconds instead.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/coinhive-captcha.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:d0767249-8d85-4998-8359-825be244507d 2017-12-20T22:10:00Z 2017-12-20T22:10:00Z Exploring Bitcoin vanity addresses Bitcoin vanity addresses are mostly pointless. They can contain branding or tiny secret messages. Here is how you make create one for yourself. <p>Bitcoin payment addresses are around 30 character strings of cryptographic gobbledygook. However, if you expend a little processing power, and you could get a slightly less meaningless string that humans might appreciate a bit more than a purely random address.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/bitcoin-vanity-address.html">Read more …</a></p>