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Interledger Payments Community Group

The primary goal of the Interledger Payments Community Group is connecting the many payment networks (ledgers) around the world via the Web. The group's vision is an open, universal payment scheme built on Web standards that allows any payer to pay any payee regardless of the payer’s choice of payment instrument or the payee’s account.

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Interledger Workshop – 25 February – Agenda

It’s been a challenge to squeeze it all in; both the huge number of attendees and the many topics that the community has asked to put on the agenda.

We’re expecting 50+ in-person attendees for the workshop and a further 60+ will be joining remotely.

Registration is still open.

Here’s the agenda for the morning:

Remember that we have the room for the whole day for anyone that wants to hang around and break into groups to pursue any new conversations following the morning session. This obviously excludes remote attendees (unless you can arrange something with your breakout group) which is a great pity but couldn’t be avoided.

Time Topic Facilitators
09:00 – 09:15 Introduction Adrian Hope-Bailie
09:15 – 09:30 ILP overview and Q&A Stefan Thomas
Evan Schwartz
09:30 – 09:45 Universal Payment Channels Jehan Tremback
09:45 – 10:30 Use Case Demos and Discussion

  • HTTP/ILP
  • Web Payments
  • Smart Hosting
  • IoT
  • SkuChain
  • Ascribe
Evan Schwartz
Adrian Hope-Bailie
Stefan Thomas
Zaki Manian
Dimitiri De Jonghe
10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 11:00 Walk through First Editor’s Draft Specs

  • Crypto conditions
  • Connector API
  • Ledger API
Stefan Thomas
11:00 – 12:00
(The Den)
Expanding on the ILP  whitepaper

  • Extensible messaging
  • Routing and Pathfinding
  • Message serialization
  • Many-to-one and one-to-many payments
  • Regulatory requirements
Adrian Hope-Bailie
11:00 – 12:00
(Hayek)
Breakout: Smart Contracts TBD[1]
12:00 – 12:30 Implementing ILP today Adrian Hope-Bailie
12:30 – 13:00 Next steps/Roadmap Adrian Hope-Bailie

[1] You’ll note that we have carved out some time for a Smart Contracts breakout session and also booked another room for this so remote participants can dial in to that session if they wish.

This seemed like the only way to give this broad topic enough time on the agenda. Look out for an email to the list looking for volunteers to facilitate and attend this breakout.

Registry Services

Hello,

Are there discussions around registry services ? I assume to handle transactions across ledger, one needs to identify the addresses and the ledgers. To interface with existing ledgers, we would need account number, servicing bank identifier …

Thanks,

Stephane

Interledger Webinar Oct 20th

Thank you for your interest in the Interledger Protocol and community group.

We would like to invite you to the first ILP webinar. Our first webinar will cover the purpose and potential of the Interledger, and a discussion of the white paper. There will be an opportunity for Q&A with presenters Stefan Thomas, Evan Schwartz, and Adrian Hope-Bailie after the presentation.

The webinar will take place on Tuesday, October 20th at 7:00 AM PDT (UTC-7). If you are unable to join at that time, please be advised that there will be others.

Please register here.

You can also review the materials at interledger.org, or follow @Interledger on Twitter.

A Web of Ledgers

Twenty five years ago the Web changed how we share information. Today anyone with Internet access can access trillions of documents instantly and for free. But the same has not happened for payments. It is still cheaper and faster in many cases to send a bundle of cash via Fedex than to send an international wire. In order to change that, it’s important to learn from the experience of the Web.

What made the Web – and the Internet for that matter – so powerful, was the fact that it allowed systems to offer interoperability while placing minimal requirements on them. Interoperability enabled competition because even smaller providers could reach a global audience. And the technical minimalism of the Web platform resulted in tremendous diversity.

Can we do the same for payments? Continue reading

Call for Participation in Interledger Payments Community Group

The Interledger Payments Community Group has been launched:


The primary goal of the Interledger Payments Community Group is connecting the many payment networks (ledgers) around the world via the Web. The group’s vision is an open, universal payment scheme built on Web standards that allows any payer to pay any payee regardless of the payer’s choice of payment instrument or the payee’s account.


In order to join the group, you will need a W3C account. Please note, however, that W3C Membership is not required to join a Community Group.

This is a community initiative. This group was originally proposed on 2015-10-06 by Adrian Hope-Bailie. The following people supported its creation: Adrian Hope-Bailie, Ian Jacobs, Manu Sporny, Dave Longley, Michael Petychakis, Evan Schwartz. W3C’s hosting of this group does not imply endorsement of the activities.

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