Interledger: Creating a Standard for Payments

  title={Interledger: Creating a Standard for Payments},
  author={Adrian Hope-Bailie and Stefan Thomas},
  journal={Proceedings of the 25th International Conference Companion on World Wide Web},
  • Adrian Hope-Bailie, Stefan Thomas
  • Published 2016
  • Computer Science
  • Proceedings of the 25th International Conference Companion on World Wide Web
  • The web has enabled free and open information exchange for a vast number of users around the world. However, it has so far failed to do the same for payments. Instead of finding the cheapest route for each payment from a competitive network of providers, we rely on a small number of proprietary operators with global reach. The work happening at the Web Payments Working Group at W3C is attempting to remove some of the friction in performing payments on the Web by defining a standard payment API… CONTINUE READING
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