I had an idea for a free per content payment solution, but i’m not too familiar with the ghost framework.
I’m thinking of implementing IOTA as a PpC method into ghost. A similar module already exists in wordpress (but sadly outdated) and it makes perfect sense as IOTA is feeless, so you can charge even a few cents per read without the need for a payment service provider.
Sadly though ghost only offers an API and not plugins. Could anyone propose what would be the best practice for implementing a such thing?
run a subdomain payed.domain.com service which can access the api and provides the payed content after payment
fork ghost and integate the payment option into the framework (token based access after payment check)
I’m quite familiar with IOTA, but i could need some help with the ghost stuff. So feel free to contact me
I started with a little prototype. Currently i use the admin API to fetch the html of a paid post, but sadly this is quite an ugly solution, as the blogs style is lost.
I had the idea of using a proxy to proxy the entire page to the user and giving the proxy a paid membership/admin rights.
Bitcoin (and all other cc with fees) is not really feasible for micropayments (also LN not).
IOTA is one of the currencies that offer 0 fees. This allows you to charge any price for your content. 1 cent, 10 cent or even a fraction of a cent and you always receive the full amount. Further it’s fast. Nobody wants to wait 10 min in the best case in order to unlock a post :)
The problem with blockchains is, that as soon as they get used, fees go up. Monero is a great privacy coin, but even with relatively little use the fees have already reached 7 cents per transaction. This is simply not sustainable for a micorpayment usecase (especially when fees keep rising with usage).
The goal is to allow people to spent a cent on an article with ease (1 or 2 click) in an economically reasonable fashion (fees not exceeding the actual price).