Follow The Coin / Requests for Bitcoin Startups –

Follow The Coin / Requests for Bitcoin Startups –
Follow The Coin / Requests for Bitcoin Startups -We’re seeing a wide variety of startups build Bitcoin applications using our APIs. The four types of Bitcoin applications that are most clearly emerging worldwide to date are p2p tipping, cross-border payments, international microfinance and reputation platforms. There are many other types of Bitcoin applications that we’re excited about but haven’t seen consumers widely adopt yet. Here’s 10 ideas for Bitcoin startups that we would love to see more developers working on:Email- Email applications that eliminate spam by requiring bits for email delivery Video- Video applications that require one-click micropayments to view video contentNews- News sites that eliminate advertising for users by requiring bits for time spent viewing contentCrowdfunding- Global crowdfunding applications that allow project creators to raise funds from around the world Payouts- Applications that allow creators or service providers anywhere in the world to get paid out from a global audienceRemittances- Global remittance applications that enable worldwide cross-border paymentsEcommerce- Bitcoin focused merchant directories that offer a beautiful UI for bitcoin-focused consumersCommunication Networks- Applications that incentivize nodes to provide resources to communications networks by rewarding bits for participation (reducing consumers dependence on large, centralized companies to communicate)Identity- Distributed identity applications that give people control of their own identity, built on top of a distributed identity protocol (e. g. Open Name) Attribution- Attribution applications that allow users to prove ownership of data, built on top of an attribution protocol These ideas are intended to help stimulate thinking about what can be done with Bitcoin and the blockchain. We think its likely that some of the most successful Bitcoin applications will be ideas that we haven’t thought of yet and our goal is to support the next group of entrepreneurs by providing the infrastructure that makes it easy to build consumer and merchant-oriented Bitcoin applications. With over 7000 developers now using the Coinbase APIs, we’re excited to see what new applications continue to emerge. Powered by WPeMatico