[Bitcoin-development] Proposed BIP 70 extension

Jeff Garzik jgarzik at bitpay.com
Tue Jun 24 15:48:15 UTC 2014


I think there is nothing wrong with having a numeric memo field, which
is effectively what this is.  Structured rather than unstructured
data.

On Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 11:15 AM, Gmail <will.yager at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
>> On Jun 24, 2014, at 10:32, slush <slush at centrum.cz> wrote:
>>
>> Sounds like marketing bullshit to me. It does not have even statistical meaning; well, you can "save" a lot of satoshis, but nobody tell you that the merchant cut you on BTC/USD exchange rate in tens of %.
>
> People would also abuse this feature in the same way amazon (and other sales sites) abuse the definition of "save". For example, Amazon will indicate that you're getting x% off by shopping at amazon, but all that number really means is x% off MSRP. In reality, every website has the same price. I have no doubt that merchants would put similarly meaningless and/or misleading data in this field.
>
> I agree, the memo field is appropriate for this data.
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Open source business process management suite built on Java and Eclipse
> Turn processes into business applications with Bonita BPM Community Edition
> Quickly connect people, data, and systems into organized workflows
> Winner of BOSSIE, CODIE, OW2 and Gartner awards
> http://p.sf.net/sfu/Bonitasoft
> _______________________________________________
> Bitcoin-development mailing list
> Bitcoin-development at lists.sourceforge.net
> https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/bitcoin-development
>



-- 
Jeff Garzik
Bitcoin core developer and open source evangelist
BitPay, Inc.      https://bitpay.com/




More information about the bitcoin-dev mailing list