The collected news from all Community and Business Groups, from the W3C Forum (a general discussion forum), and announcements of new groups and publications.

Platform costs, platform restrictions no longer needed – the project “mosaic”

Purpose Finding people, selling things, finding exactly the courses I want – without internet platforms: Knowledge exchange, finding people and groups with same interests, booking flights and beds, offering services, further education, and so on – all that without platforms, … Continue reading

Commerce Technology, Economics and Fuel Taxation

Executive Summary Presented are topics pertaining to economics policies, to the granular taxation of fuel purchases, policies possible with modern computing technology. Related Standards Activities Web Payments Interest Group, Web Payments Community Group Article New policy opportunities include that the … Continue reading

Self-registered globally unique human-readable usernames via blockchain

Drawbacks of current identity-management/authentication systems: – Providers can go out of business/identity bound to service provider – Servers can fail by technical failures or Denial-of-Service attacks – Different service providers mean different identities/no globally unique identities – Service providers can … Continue reading

Web Payments Meeting Minutes for 2014-10-22

Agenda Topics Financial Innovation Forum 2014 Introduction to Jorge Zaccaro (Playbanq) W3C TPAC – Web Payments CG Presentation Presentation to W3C Membership W3C TPAC – Web Payments IG Agenda Chair Manu Sporny Scribe Dave Longley Present Dave Longley, Manu … Continue reading