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Instant BTC Payment Idea

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Research

What lessons can we learn from Africa when taking cryptocurrency global? – Bryan Smith at coininsider.com 18 April 2018

The popularity of smartphones and mobile devices in Africa has secured means to ‘bank’ the unbanked – but how can such lessons apply to cryptocurrency? We explore.

The start of the 21st century tells a tale of a world that finds its feet in connection and versatility; a story that is powered by the emergence of the internet, that finds its theme in disruption, and binds together people around the globe in both a physical and literal web of information.

As access to the internet has proliferated around the globe to touch billions of users, so too has the ‘dash from cash’ occurred; a pivot which has seen enterprises won and lost in the blink of an eye thanks to the success – or failure – of their ability to adapt to new paradigms and win consumers ready to transact in a digital age.

Application

rafiq.co.za/btc was born using everything available on a web server, by default, so it only costs thoughtful application of open source software create.

Fundamental

Receiving and Sending Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to a very long address is as complicated as an EFT or scanning a QR code on a mobile phone.

Idea

Create a URL that is easy to remember & works with any bitcoin app that is installed on the users mobile phone, rafiq.co.za/btc is opened within whatsapp, telegram, hangout, skype chat, facebook messenger, with my BTC address auto-completed and filled in.  Enter amount, hit send.

3 step instant bitcoin payment idea:

  1. Open rafiq.co.za/btc
  2. Enter Amount
  3. Hit Send

If not opened in a mobile browser redirect to another URL. If you are reading this. You’re one of those people. Hi 🙂

Question

How to make a BTC payment easy without a QR code or remembering a long address?

Would you find something like this useful? Share your thoughts with me here.

Here are some screenshot of what it should look like on your phone;

1. Click rafiq.co.za/btc in Telegram, WhastApp, Skype, facebook messenger, Google hangout or while browsing Opera Mini, Safari or Chrome on your Android or iOS phone.

first test
The first test: Luno Wallet was selected

2. Enter BTC amount

3. Instantly Send Bitcoin

luno btc pay address complete
BTC Address already completed in Luno app, enter amount, hit send.

sa crypto traders

multiple wallet choice
If you have multiple bitcoin mobile wallets installed you’ll be prompted to pick One.

No idea what this is about? Here are are 11 Questions you’ll eventually need to answer.

That’s it! Simple.

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The @jfGi Twitter Bot > idea

In 2007 there were only a few of us on Twitter but the volume of tweets and immense growth in new user registrations was stressing the bird out. It was a tweet like this One from Uno de Waal that sparked the @jfGi twitter bot idea.

As more and more people started using twitter, back then twitter was just a chat contact in Google Talk, I noticed more and more of the people I followed asking questions that could be answered by just freaking Googling it. The fewer unnecessary tweets would cause us to see the fail whale less.

Twitter is stressing out a bit

They should JFGI. First saw JFGI used on an Open Source Software mailing list in July 2006.

On Mon, 2006-07-03 at 15:35 +0200, ##### ####### wrote:

> Just FYI, there is Windoze XP Professional x64. This email was composed
> in Thunderbird on the above.

Sorry, my mistake. I’m obviously out of touch with developments at
Redmond 😛
I’ll JFGI next time.

Registered the @jfGi Twitter Account in July 2008

 

This conversation with a few developers then happened via email & Twitter DM

Idea 4 twitter bot… Inspired by silly questions, twitter and just
freaking google it. A twitter bot @jfgi takes tweets received @||D jfgi
<search phrase> <twitterusernane> returns a tweet @<twitterusername>
link to google serp+<search phrase> from <@user who sent the tweet to
@jfgi>. This could be a funny lil bot used by many, if it doesn’t exist
already. Make sense? What do u think?

@takinbo replied:

Understood! A mashup of google search, twitter and a url shortening service. Can I have a sample of the jfgi status update?

To which I quickly hit back.

@takinbo hello wwwworld google.com/search?q=hello+wwworld from @rafiq
would be the bots tweet if i sent @jfgi hello wwworld @takinbo to the
bot from twitter. The google url needs to be shortened of course.

rafiq phillips september 2008
WordCamp Cape Town around September 2008 – Photo by Jacques Marneweck

A quarter of a year later the @jfGi twitter bot idea was now a reality and a few tweeple tested it but this was nearly 10 years ago.

2018: The evolution and rebirth of @jfGi nearly a decade later

What is @jfGi going to be by the time the twitter account is 10 years old? We already know

Let me Google that for you 😉 (this domain was registered on 2008-11-19).

hello wwworld

Saluton Mondo! This is just a domain name used to test ideas, viewing the source & finding all things rafiq Phillips.

Quick Tip: How To find registration details of a South African (co.za) Domain

Simply enter the co.za domain name on this site below and you’ll find everything about the server and owner of that particular CO.ZA domain name (WHOIS). WHOIS (pronounced as the phrase who is) is a query and response protocol that is widely used for querying databases that store the registered users or assignees of domain name, an IP address block, or an autonomous system, but is also used for a wider range of other information.

Are you the owner of the domain your website is hosted at?

Be sure to check the co.za WHOIS record.

PS: All my contact info is available at that link too 👐
follow me @rafiq

Twitter > My first tweet

How to find your first Tweet in 2 Steps

It’s simple really. All you need to do to track down your first tweet is…

  1. Check the month and year you joined twitter on your profile page. See mine here.
  2. Use twitter search to find only tweets from you during the month and year your joined twitter.

Bonus: Simply replace my username, the year and month I joned and the year and month after with your year and month your joined twitter in this URL.

From my first tweet in 2007 to..

#MyTwitterAnniversary 11 Years later…

You can catch me… on twitter @rafiq