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I’ve never bothered with bitcoins till now (since I remember how cybercash and its startup coin concept fell foul of national policies on minting cash…). But, perhaps its time to try it out, and create a “wallet” – mostly to see how the wallet tools and services integrate with membership systems.

Lets recall that one of the main drivers for even augmenting such as quickbooks with a membership system (in which 500 realtors are listed) is so its easyt and effective for the realtor to pay dues to that local realty association (and possibly also fund NAR’s PAC)

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in windows, we are directed to a particular wallet provider, which on windows 10 (preview) installation gives:

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which is apparently really a chrome browser plugin (for the version of chrome running on windows)

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chrome plugin

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Since this is just an app, we need a serer side account:

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after creating various crypto objects (including rubbish like PGP), we see it even requires specifically google authentication :

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This we did, on a windows phone, using the Authenticator app (based on google’s own library code, apparently). We took a photo of the pattern, this populated the apps userid and secret. We cite the code shown on the phone to the web page, as you would expect, and get to the next phase of enrollment:

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There appear to be some interesting 2-factor ideas, based on moving authentication code producers between devices. To be honest, I didn’t quite understand this, first time through! But, we will.

on our windows phone, we have been running a bitcoin miner, which created an address: 1J8RN59iB48upe6HPRywTE9w2Y3FFBYAsA, which I think I can add toe the account, so I can send it bitcoins!

Who knows!

anyways, we see just how tightly integrated it is with the phones two factor coding system, to send some coinage from the wallet to the account:

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