Implementing universal micropayments on the web

15 thoughts
last posted April 24, 2015, 2:29 p.m.

8 earlier thoughts


Approving Payment

Every user should be prompted (most ideally as part of the web browser setup process) to sign up with a micropayment processor, and to support the websites they use.

Every so often -- say once a month at a minimum -- the user should be prompted in some way with a report saying "here's the $ of total payments that have been requested for websites you visited since your last payment."

The user should be able to adjust the total amount up or down (adjusting each site's amount proportionally) and to drill down and modify or zero out individual sites.

Separate from this, the user should be able to specify in preferences:

  • Favoured sites (approve by default, optionally add $n.nn or %n by default)
  • Never-pay sites
  • Option to default to approving or not-approving payment to all sites

Regardless of the settings above, every site HTTP payment request would be logged, and accessible in the regular payment report.

6 later thoughts