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Invisible Money Button: a new API to swipe Money Button automatically inside web apps

Please also see our announcement for a full explanation of the new features for users. What is Invisible Money Button? Some companies want the ability to change the color of Money Button or to customize it in other ways. But the button has gone through extensive user testing and we are convinced the button is a very good solution for payments in…

Handcash and Money Button Restore Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash

Bitcoin was always intended to be sent peer-to-peer. Today we are happy to announce that Handcash and Money Button have partnered to implement a peer-to-peer transaction protocol between both services leveraging paymail as the naming and query system. All transactions between Handcash and Money Button are now sent peer-to-peer. See the corresponding announcement from Handcash. Also see the Coingeek press release. The…

The Two Different Bitcoin Peer-to-Peer Networks

A peer-to-peer network is when people send information directly to one another with no intermediaries. There are two peer-to-peer networks in Bitcoin. The most famous one is the peer-to-peer network between miners. But the most important one is the peer-to-peer network between users. Miners The miners have a peer-to-peer network which they use to transmit blocks to each other. They are incentivized…

Towards Scalable Wallet Infrastructure

Yesterday, Money Button went down because our Bitcoin SV node ran out of memory and crashed during a stress test. The node ran out of memory because we were using an underpowered instance. We have upgraded the instance to be sufficient for the largest block sizes that are currently possible. Money Button was back online after about three hours of downtime. Nodes…

Why We Charge Money For Usernames

With the launch of Paymail it is now possible for people to send money to names (“paymails”) rather than long, random character strings like Bitcoin addresses. Paymails are much easier people to remember and to write down than addresses. It is a huge improvement to the user experience. Paymails are the username system of Money Button. Although many people in the real world…