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

Paul Puey paul at airbitz.co
Thu Feb 5 22:08:28 UTC 2015

Although not perfect, and it may require visual/verbal verification, I
don't see what the trust issue is.

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On Thu, Feb 5, 2015 at 2:05 PM, Eric Voskuil <eric at voskuil.org> wrote:

> Hi Paul,
> The issue is in the establishment of trust. Anyone can broadcast the
> initial information.
> e
> On Feb 5, 2015, at 2:01 PM, Paul Puey <paul at airbitz.co> wrote:
> 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.
> 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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