[Bitcoin-development] Proposal for P2P Wireless (Bluetooth LE) transfer of Payment URI

Mike Hearn mike at plan99.net
Thu Feb 5 20:50:59 UTC 2015

> I'm imagining myself walking around broadcasting my photo and MAC
> address while hucksters push payment requests to me for approval

I hate to break it to you, but you broadcast a photo of your face every
time you walk outside ;)

Bluetooth MAC addresses are random, they aren't useful identifiers. If
someone can see you, a face is a far more uniquely identifying thing than a

"Payment spam" might be a problem. I can imagine a wallet requiring that
such requests are signed and then spammers can be blacklisted in the usual
fashion so they can't push things to your phone anymore. Anyway, a hurdle
that can be jumped if/when it becomes an issue.
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