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

Paul Puey paul at airbitz.co
Thu Feb 5 22:01:06 UTC 2015


The broadcast is ONLY done when the wallet is in Receive mode. Same as when
the QR code is visible. The use of the *Name* section is specifically so
that a recipient can broadcast their name/handle. Not so the recipient
would broadcast the name of the Sender.


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On Thu, Feb 5, 2015 at 12:50 PM, Mike Hearn <mike at plan99.net> wrote:

> 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
> MAC.
>
> "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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