Accept bitcoins?

Accept bitcoins?

fbasfbas Posts: 1,094Questions: 4Answers: 0
edited February 2013 in Blog
this is somewhat of a plug - I've gotten into the Bitcoin community and find it a fascinating project and way to send/receive payments. any chance you'll want to start accepting donations via Bitcoin?

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  • allanallan Posts: 48,430Questions: 1Answers: 7,007 Site admin
    Interesting subject and one I've been thinking about. Donations as they were will no longer be accepted because of how UK tax law requires me to operate the business now ( http://datatables.net/forums/discussion/13425 ), but I will have a license that can be purchased for DataTables which is effectively the same thing - that will be done along side 1.10. The license isn't required, and DataTables will remain fully open source, but it is just a nice way, to support the project, will keeping my accounts sane :-)

    At the moment its difficult enough to do other currencies such as $ or €, but I will be looking into it. Bitcoin however might be even more difficult since I don't think the Bank of English will publish accepted conversion rates. So that's a barrier to my accepting bitcoins at the moment, unless yourself or anyone els win the community knows how to address that?

    Allan
  • fbasfbas Posts: 1,094Questions: 4Answers: 0
    edited March 2013
    I couldn't find a good consensus or authoritative source. Most people are winging it, but use widely published exchange rate from the dominant exchange (mtgox.com) as published on bitcoincharts.com or other sites.

    You can get price information at a given date by using the "custom date" filter on their charts pages, i.e. http://bitcoincharts.com/charts/mtgoxGBP#rg60zigHourlyzczsg2013-03-19zeg2013-03-22ztgSzm1g10zm2g25zxzvzl

    Note you can get that price data in table format by clicking the "Load raw data" link below the chart.

    (or use the json link that this is fed from, if you wish to automate that - http://bitcoincharts.com/charts/chart.json?m=mtgoxGBP&SubmitButton=Draw&r=60&i=Hourly&c=1&s=2013-03-19&e=2013-03-22&Prev=&Next=&t=S&b=&a1=&m1=10&a2=&m2=25&x=1&i1=&i2=&i3=&i4=&v=1&cv=0&ps=0&l=1&p=0& ).
  • allanallan Posts: 48,430Questions: 1Answers: 7,007 Site admin
    Thank you for the information. I'll be looking into this as part of the site upgrade that is due soon.

    Allan
  • RandyKahleRandyKahle Posts: 2Questions: 0Answers: 0
    You might want to check out PaySwarm ( https://payswarm.com ) and Meritora ( https://meritora.com/ )

    -- Randy
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