Usability has to be as frictionless as sending an email in order to reach mass adoption.
Coinbase Wins Patent for Tech Allowing Users To Email Bitcoin
Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong has been granted a U.S. patent for an invention that makes sending bitcoin as easy as email, literally. The patent, granted on Tuesday and filed in March 2015, details a system for users to make cryptocurrency payments with email addresses linked to corresponding wallet addresses. The sender makes a request to send cryptocurrency to an email address, and the system automatically transmits the agreed amount – so long as they have the required balance – from the sender's wallet to the wallet corresponding to the receiver's email address. The system takes 48 hours for the transaction to ... (full story)