Bitcoin Product Spotlight #3

The Bitcoin and digital currency ecosystem is rapidly growing as engineers and designers are building new tools and products everyday. Some are using Bitcoin in novel ways, others are helping to grow adoption, and some are just fun side projects. As a community it is important to recognize this effort and help others find these products. We will showcase some of our favorites every week.

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Here are two products we found interesting this week:

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OneName - @Onenameio


Onename attempts to bring the familiarity of usernames and email addresses to Bitcoin. Bitcoin addresses are not user friendly and can be intimidating to new users, so instead of sending Bitcoin to a seemingly random string of letters and numbers, you can send Bitcoin to someone's onename username. You either provide them a link to your onename portal: or or enter their username directly into a compatible wallet such as *Go to rushwallet and type my username into the send field, the integration is seamless. * All data is recorded in the Namecoin blockchain meaning that other services can interact with the onename database however they wish. This brings a whole new level of interoperability, never before possible without blockchain technology.

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Changetip - @Changetip

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Change Tip allows you to tip users on Reddit, Twitter, YouTube, StockTwits, GooglePlus, Github, and Tumblr with Bitcoin. It is incredibly easy to use and recipients of tips don't need to already have an account. After receiving a tip, the individual is instructed on how to create an account and retrieve their Bitcoin. Furthermore, Changetip enables extremely small micro-transactions with instant confirmation times because all tips are done off the Bitcoin blockchain. For the first time in the history of the internet, you can buy a a complete stranger a beer even though they live on the other side of the world and even if they have no bank account or credit card.

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Previous Bitcoin Product Spotlights:

Bitcoin Product Spotlight #2:

  1. Blocksign - @BlockSignIt

  2. Copay - @BitPay

  3. Trezor - @Trezor

  4. BitPesa - @BitPesa

Bitcoin Product Spotlight #1:

  1. 37Coins - @37Coins

  2. ShapeShift - @ShapeShift_io

  3. BitPagos - @BitPagos

  4. RushWallet - @RushWallet

  5. Gyft - @Gyft

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