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12 04, 2019

“SHH!” – Shielded Zcash at retail is Finally A Reality

By |2019-04-18T17:19:35+00:00April 12th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

World's First Retail Purchase with Encrypted Zcash, Portsmouth, NH 2017 A girl with dreadlocks and wearing cyberpunk clothes walked into the Bitcoin Shoppe with a laptop under her arm. It was the fall of 2017, and Portsmouth, New Hampshire was teaming with crypto tourists. She picked out a laser-cut "Live Free or Die" wooden wall plaque and a "Legalize Gay Marijuana" bumper sticker. The plan was to pay for the items with shielded Zcash using Anypay. It took a whole minute on a computer dedicating 8GB of its RAM just to computing and producing the transaction signature. Once broadcast, Anypay picked it up in seconds. The screen turned green and produced that beloved "PAID ✔" message. Proof of concept. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQ8RbjppX9w One crypto winter later, the technology emerged to produce Zcash shielded transactions on [...]

9 03, 2019

Dash Embassy Thailand Proves Itself the Most Effective People in Crypto

By |2019-03-06T19:52:53+00:00March 9th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0zNIW1UJDk Dash Embassy Thailand Co-Founder Felix Mago Speaks at the largest blockchain conference in Thailand Dash Embassy Thailand Co-Founder Felix Mago setting up owner-operated small businesses to accept Dash using Anypay Dash Meetup at a Vegan Restaurant where the owner is setting up Anypay so she can take crypto from customers Dash Embassy Thailand has an active Telegram group Dash Embassy Thailand meetups look fun. This is “business development” Another fun looking Dash Meetup hosted by the Embassy in Thailand Dash Embassy Thailand negotiated a special deal at a nearby restaurant so they can bring in huge numbers of people for meetups and get a discount for using Dash! This is what one of their meetups looks like. A restaurant where people actually pay with Dash using Anypay.

6 03, 2019

Inside the Longest Running Bitcoin Meetup in the World (world, world, world…)

By |2019-03-06T22:52:14+00:00March 6th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

These guys have been getting together every Sunday for almost a decade. They are the secret elite. But inside, all is quite mundane. No lambos parked outside, no flashy suits or caviar. Just some guys chomping down on wings and knocking back a few beers, and then paying with bitcoin. What, you expected something else? Here's what you can learn from them. "Just let me know when you're ready to pay, and I'll bring the iPad over." Ipull into the bar an hour early. Right away something feels different about this place. Every car in the parking lot is covered in bumper stickers. "Ron Paul 2012" "Yes, I am THAT Libertarian" "Vermin Supreme 2016" "Liberty Radio Network" "PorcFest 2018" "Free State Project" "Live Free or Die" "Liberty In Our Lifetime" "I am [...]

3 03, 2019

6-Hour Coffee, Or: “How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Instant Send”

By |2019-03-03T03:38:10+00:00March 3rd, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

This Coffee Is Delicious! Is It Double-Spend Free? TL;DR: "Instant Send" is a feature in Dash that gives you confidence in seconds that your payment is good without waiting minutes or hours for confirmation. “Let’s just open up this bitcoin wallet, and — ”  There I was, standing with drooping, glazed-eyes, waiting in line at my local bitcoin-accepting coffee shop. As my stomach gurgled its demands, I prepared my phone for payment. Uh oh. What’s this?  My last bitcoin transaction still hasn’t confirmed? How could that be, it was 6 hours ago!  Oh, no. Will my payment at this coffee shop even work? How long will I have to wait before they give me the coffee, or will the girl behind the counter just hand it to me while she rolls her [...]

25 02, 2019

8 Ways Your Business Benefits from taking Bitcoin today

By |2019-05-06T17:25:20+00:00February 25th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Odds are you have a friend or relative who owns some bitcoin. They tell you it is the money the whole world is going to use one day. You might be skeptical, and with good reason -- basically nobody accepts it for real goods and services yet. But that is changing. Business owners are seizing the opportunity to position their businesses for huge windfalls in the coming months and years. You have heard stories about this or that guy who got some bitcoin early and now they are retired, living on some island smoking piña coladas. Yeah, well, even if that guy isn't you, there are 8 reasons why you should consider accepting bitcoin at your business, even if you think you missed the boat or that bitcoin is totally stupid. 1. [...]

22 02, 2019

Dash Watch Report for January 2019

By |2019-02-22T21:25:07+00:00February 22nd, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Hey ho, let's go!We're generating steam heat. In January 2019 Anypay experienced a doubling in almost every metric from one year ago. We processed an average of 11 Dash transactions a day. Not bad for crypto winter. We focussed the whole month on measuring and improving our service. How fast can we generate an invoice? Got it down from 3 seconds to 1 second. How fast after payment can the invoice screen light up green? Got that down from 3 seconds to 1 second, too. What happens if we automate a bot to generate and pay invoices every 10 minutes? Boom, it works every time. Uh oh -- customers are informing us that Instant Send is broken. Shoot. What do we do? We rely on BlockCypher to forward those payments, but they [...]

22 02, 2019

Anypay Makes good on 1 cent Fee Mistake

By |2019-02-22T20:11:36+00:00February 22nd, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

We charged 1 cent for 367 transactions. We paid it back tenfold. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: PORTSMOUTH, NH - On December 5, 2018 Anypay introduced a 1 cent fee on Dash transactions. On January 19, 2019 we removed the fee. During the time in between, Anypay processed 367 Dash transactions for retail merchants and collected a total of $3.67 from fees. Today, on February 22, 2019 we returned 10 cents for every 1 cent that was charged to merchants. It was a mistake to charge a fee without informing our users. We aim to make it right. Anypay processed 109.52586 Dash for our global merchants during that time. That is roughly $8,762 collected by merchants from Dash customers using our software. Anypay collected 0.045875 Dash total in fees during that time, an effective [...]

31 01, 2019

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Buys Real Goods and Services with Anypay

By |2019-01-31T14:00:23+00:00January 31st, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Before Bitcoin Cash was even born -- when it was just an idea -- Anypay users were asking if we would be supporting it. Yes, of course we would! We love Bitcoin Cash and its vision of a world where people use cryptocurrency as digital cash to buy real goods and services in their everyday lives. Our team has been using Bitcoin Core (BTC) that way for nearly a decade, but something changed: Bitcoin became perverted by new entrants to the coinosphere. Gamblers, speculators, and ideologically vapid people who saw wild profits (in dollars, mind you) swarmed bitcoin and overran it with high fees, slow transaction confirmation times, and a pathetically uninspiring vision: that bitcoin was a means to make dollars. Bitcoin became the tulip mania that all its critics always claimed [...]