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Faradam:面向全球自由职业者的比特币微支付服务

日前,一款全新比特币微支付工具问世,服务目标锁定国际自由职业者和按需服务市场。

该工具名为Faradam(以发明人Michael Faraday命名),它采用了一个简易计时器,来方便服务双方的支付。它满足了自由职业者希望只提供姓名、每小时收费标准和比特币地址的服务需求。同样,这也为那些需要短期服务的人提供了便利,他们只需要点击链接,连接到一个钱包即可。

Faradam由前Quasar Ventures风险投资公司高级业务分析师德Demian Brener和Manuel Araoz共同开发。Araoz曾参与了早期分散管理的一个认证项目Proof of Existence,该项目仅有三名全职员工,总部设在阿根廷。

Brener表示,由于该地区的人们对比特币接受程度高,Faradam势必会产生很大影响力。

“现在,我们把主要精力关注于人们对比特币的使用场景上,比如国际自由职业者,他们会向客户收取比特币。在阿根廷,我们没有PayPal之类的支付平台,所以,这里的自由职业者收取美国客户的费用则成为了一个难题。”

尽管微支付十分新颖,但是支撑其服务的背后技术却早已存在,今年5月,Brener就利用该技术创立了一家分散式的流媒体创业公司Streamium。

Brener解释道,Faradam的设计灵感来源于Streamium的用户。那些用户都希望能够通过付费获取服务,而不仅限于购买内容,而且认为付费获取服务会非常有市场。Brener还表示,这个项目充分证明了对服务进行付费的这个概念还有更多的商业使用价值。

“我们所做的这些事情的价值不仅在于为人们提供了直播视频,更重要的是,我们开发出了计时付费服务。这样,你可以实时收取你的按需服务酬劳。”

Brener还表示,在添加其他支付方式前,Faradam应将重心置于利基市场。

不同于Streamium的完全免费开源模式,Faradam将对所有交易收取1%的服务费。目前,公司尚未计划加入孵化器。

设计理念

Brener称,Faradam的设计灵感也同样来源于Streamium,特别是简化界面设计,方便比特币初级用户的使用。

“我们能够理解这个概念有些复杂,例如支付渠道和比特币,所以我们已竭尽所能,尽量简化站点,方便用户能够在最短时间内理解并掌握使用方式。”

为了尽量简化设计元素,Brener还同Streamium进行交谈,其中包括在线教师和职业心理学家,他们一般都利用计时视频支付来赚取收入。

Brener还表示:“我们在一周前就完成了Faradam项目,然后将产品分享给了一些支持的人、早期尝试的人、自由职业者,教师和顾问,让他们尝试和客户使用Faradam。现在,Faradam产品使用非常简单,你可以很快掌握要领。”

尽管Faradam是一个网络应用,但它可以于主流通讯app内进行关联使用,例如Skype和Slack。

“Faradam完全不受限于用户所提供的服务,同样,用户也不需要具备网络摄像头或者视频直播应用。你所需要做的只是打开Faradam,费用即可自行到账。”

A new bitcoin micropayments tool has launched to take aim at the global freelance and on-demand services market.

Called Faradam (after inventor Michael Faraday), the service uses a simple timer to facilitate payment between two parties, with freelancers seeking to leverage the service only needing to provide their name, hourly work rate and bitcoin address. In turn, those looking to employ short-term services simply receive a link and connect a wallet.

Created by former former Quasar Ventures senior business analyst Demian Brener and Manuel Araoz, the developer behind early decentralized verification project Proof of Existence, the project boasts three full-time employees and is based in Argentina.

Unsurprisingly given its high bitcoin adoption rates, it's in this region where Brener believes Faradam could have the biggest impact, telling CoinDesk:

"What we're now doing is focusing mainly on use cases where people have bitcoin like international freelancers, and they charge their clients in bitcoin. In Argentina, we don't have a PayPal, it's really hard to charge for freelance services from the US."

While a novel use case for micropayments, the technology underlying the service is not new, having been created by Brener for Streamium, his decentralized video streaming startup launched in May.

Brener explained that Faradam was inspired by Streamium users, who saw that the ability to charge for services rather than content would be broadly useful. He indicated he now sees that project as a proof of concept for what could be a variety of more commercial use cases.

"The value of what we did lies not in the livestream video, but the metered payment infrastructure," he continued. "This lets you charge in real time for on-demand services."

Brener went on to suggest Faradam will focus on bitcoin users in "niche markets", before adding other payment methods depending on the product's use.

Faradam charges 1% for all payment sessions facilitated on the service, a contrast to Streamium's free, open-source model. The company does not currently plan to enter an incubator.

Design influence

Brener indicated that Faradam was also inspired by Streamium's design, specifically the need for it to streamline the interface for novice bitcoin users.

"We know it's a complicated concept, payment channels and bitcoin, so we worked really, really hard on doing the site very simple so people could grasp it and understand it as soon as possible," Brener said.

To break down the design to simple elements, Brener talked with Streamium users, including online teachers and professional psychologists, who had sought to leverage its metered video payments as a way to earn income.

"We finished the Faradam project a week ago, and we shared it with our champions, our early adopters, freelancers, teachers and consultants who use it with their clients," he continued. "Today it's a simple product to use and you can grasp it right away."

Built as a web application, Brener said Faradam can be used in conjunction with popular communication apps such as Skype or Slack.

"It's independent of how you provide the service, you don't depend on a webcam or live streaming application," he said. "You turn the switch on and money starts flowing right away."

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