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Why I Built cointipping.com (diegobasch.com)
55 points by wslh on Apr 3, 2014 | hide | past | web | favorite | 15 comments

My (limited) understanding is that it took 3 days to transfer because that was a new wallet ID and it needs to spread through the network. If you send him some doge now it should take 10-15 mins or less.

Also this seems a like a natural progression from reddit's dogetipbot. I think it's a good idea to have a generic way to tip cryptocurrency on the web, I think once the right implementation takes place it'll be a real winner

There was no network involved, it was Cryptsy's internal db (just like mine).

Also, for blockchain-based cryptocurrencies transactions are seen by most nodes within seconds. When I withdraw from the site to an address that I just made up, my Dogecoin client picks up the (unconfirmed) transaction almost instantly.

That's fairly incorrect. Wallets are not a single address, nor to they need to be known by the network to be sent to. Address creation happens completely offline.

Looks very cool to me, but it may be a bit daunting for people who know less about cryptocurrencies. The issue at hand for me is that most of us want to get "normal" people involved with cryptocurrencies. I'm very interested in the impedance mismatch between the giver and the taker.

> I’d had it with the monkey-fighting bureaucracy in this Monday-to-Friday blockchain.

An excellent analysis of the biggest problem in crypto currency adoption.

I made a similar service last month called Email Tip Bot – it lets you send bitcoin to anyone’s email address: http://emailtipbot.com

Dogecoin support coming soon!


The site's security certificate is not trusted!

You attempted to reach cointipping.com, but the server presented a certificate issued by an entity that is not trusted by your computer's operating system. This may mean that the server has generated its own security credentials, which Chrome cannot rely on for identity information, or an attacker may be trying to intercept your communications.


Could you please fix this? Or a Chrome bug? I got this When I try to visit cointipping.com

I paid for the certificate on StartSSL.com, and it's class-2 valid. I wonder why that's happening to some people.

Check your intermediate/chain certificate.


Thanks, fixed!

BTW, author here. If anyone wants a few dogecoins to see how the site works, email me. I'm dbasch at Google's popular email service.

Sigh... just proving that original ideas are almost nonexistent nowadays. I'm about halfway through making my own Bitcoin tipping website. Whatever, I think I'll finish it anyway.

Ideas are cheap, don't let that discourage you - implementation and execution is what makes something great.

You are not changing from one currency to another, but you are acting as a middleman. Do you have any idea whether this would require compliance with any financial laws?

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