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#1 Staff

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Posted 26 March 2018 - 12:03 PM

Hello!

 

We're very glad and proud to announce that from now on we are able to accept Bitcoin directly. Any intermediary acting as a payment processor is no more required.

 

We feel that  this is an important step, since some payment processors have taken or are taking steps which are not totally privacy friendly. Moreover, cutting out any intermediary is very coherent with Bitcoin spirit and unleashes the potential of the cryptocurrency.

 

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#2 amazake

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Posted 26 March 2018 - 05:22 PM

That's pretty cool! is there any chance though that other cryptocoins (e.g. BCH, LTC, the big ones at least) will be accepted directly in the future, too?



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Posted 26 March 2018 - 06:49 PM

That's pretty cool! is there any chance though that other cryptocoins (e.g. BCH, LTC, the big ones at least) will be accepted directly in the future, too?

 

Hello!

 

We have not ruled out this option, although at the moment we can't promise anything for sure.

 

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#4 SirAlexander

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Posted 27 March 2018 - 04:42 PM

OK that's cool, but I've got the feeling on the contrary that these intermediaries were adding some kind of anonymity to the transaction. Intermediaries are necessary when you need to "disconnect" the sender from the receiver.



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Posted 27 March 2018 - 04:47 PM

That's pretty cool! is there any chance though that other cryptocoins (e.g. BCH, LTC, the big ones at least) will be accepted directly in the future, too?

 

I go along. There are cryptocurrencies far more "ecologically efficient" than bitcoin now. BTC is a cryptocurrency of the past.



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Posted 27 March 2018 - 05:05 PM

OK that's cool, but I've got the feeling on the contrary that these intermediaries were adding some kind of anonymity to the transaction. Intermediaries are necessary when you need to "disconnect" the sender from the receiver.

 

 

Quite the opposite, in this very peculiar situation. There are some efficient ways to add an anonymity layer to BTC transactions, regardless of any intermediary. However, when the intermediary makes some precise choices of verification and so on, the anonymity layer gets thinner (not to mention the annoyance of any unnecessary step) and by the way any additional layer and intermediary does not make you use the full potential of Bitcoin.

 

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#7 flat4

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Posted 27 March 2018 - 07:16 PM

Yea! if I only owned any form of bitcoin



#8 Drunk_Uncle

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Posted 28 March 2018 - 11:15 AM

"Any intermediary acting as a payment processor is no more required."

 

It now looks like paying you via several other cryptocurrencies via CoinPayments.net is still an option. Can you please confirm this?

 

If that's true, that's good news, as it's good to know that we can still pay you via ~20 other cryptocurrencies.



#9 NigelMansell

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Posted 06 May 2018 - 09:06 PM

You guys are requesting payment to legacy addresses.

 

Please consider offering Segwit addresses instead.

 

  1. More responsible use of blockchain space, old addresses have 2x the blockweight
  2. Segwit is the default in most new wallets, so using the legacy format hurts user privacy in the case where a customer is sending from a Segwit address
  3. Fees for sending from Segwit are cheaper, you will save 50% in sending fees

You can avoid backwards compatibility issues (from users who continue to use legacy addresses beginning with a 1 character) if you provide nested Segwit addresses (the P2SH type beginning with a 3 character). However, this will hurt privacy of customers sending money from legacy addresses, only making customers choose which type they want to pay to (legacy or Segwit) will protect customer privacy for both cases.



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Posted 10 May 2018 - 08:32 PM

AirVPN!!!

 

You are also using vanity addresses! That makes it impossible for your customers to get any privacy!

 

 

It's great that you're handling BTC payments directly, but you've swapped 1 privacy problem for another :no:



#11 gehepa

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Posted 05 July 2018 - 05:49 PM

This has made privacy much much worse. All of your addresses start with 1Air. This is a big flashing sign saying "hey this guy just sent Bitcoin to AirVPN". The addresses must be changed to be random if you are actually trying to improve privacy.



#12 go558a83nk

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Posted 05 July 2018 - 07:38 PM

Explain it for those of us who aren't bitcoin experts.  Sure somebody can see that Air received some bitcoin but how do they know who sent it?






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