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Robin Lockslee
United Federation Starfleet
Intergalactic Exports Group
Posted - 2011.08.08 14:08:00 - [1]
 

Hi all,

I've been thinking for a while about a new project, and slowly an idea formed in my mind for a paypal like payment provider.

Before actually starting the development however, I would like to know if something like that would actually be used by others then just my own websites, and if so what kind of features would be appreciated.

So the basic idea (Assuming in this case you have a website that will perform these payment requests) is as follows,

1) Your website will make a request to our gateway, providing the amount to be transfered, recipient etc.
2) The gateway will then give you a redirection URL, where you transfer the user.
3) The user pays the amount due. Due to the way this service is set up the source of the ISK can be many-fold, including cooperating services (out of game ISK banks for instance), in-game etc.
4) The transaction is validated. The website is notified through a callback system and the user redirected back to the website in question.

This would allow an out-of-game system for quick payment validation and subscription possibilities.

Any input would be highly appreciated.

Johnny May
Posted - 2011.08.08 15:07:00 - [2]
 

the idea has been come up with a few times,
the problem is the trust towards the people running it.

Bosence
Anuran Origin
Posted - 2011.08.08 16:00:00 - [3]
 

Who's going to use it, that doesn't already have their own method? There is also a limitation factor with speed. Some one has to manage the middle man service (transfer it to the refer, deduct it from the recipent), the API etc. on desposits/purchases/withdrawals.

The other issue too, is the trust factor and you'd need to have a wide variety of places using it, for it to be worth it, otherwise it's unnescessary hassle for the user.

Somerset Mahm
Somer's Omnibus Exploration and Reclamation
Cognitive Distortion
Posted - 2011.08.09 04:58:00 - [4]
 

I've looked at implementing a gateway for Blink credit. One of the problems I hit early on was that CCP is hard on things that could be used for money laundering.

Osku Rei
Posted - 2011.08.12 01:13:00 - [5]
 

I had this idea a year or so ago and development a semi-finished system. Never did get finished because things in RL push it to the back burner.
It was primarily used for my own projects and idea. Maybe i'll dig it out again and have a further look.


 

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