The beta for the W3C’s Web Payments Community Group launched today and we’re pretty excited to get this work started! The first several weeks will focus on gathering people from around the web that are related to Web Payments. This includes people from the Future of Money project, Bitcoin, Ven, RipplePay, Agile Banking, Open Transact, and a variety of other groups centered around making payments easier on the Web. The end goal is to make rewarding people via the Internet as easy as sending an Instant Message or an E-mail. We want to make payment a core part of the Web’s architecture and in order to do that, we need great technologists, designers and writers to get the message out.
Please bear with us as we work out the kinks in the community group software. Feel free to join the group and contribute to the mailing list. The public launch is in a few weeks. We’ll be very busy getting the preliminary set of documents explaining what we’re trying to accomplish here up and on the Web: http://payswarm.com/