Bitcoin Microformats

Bitcoin Microformats

Detects Bitcoin microformat data in web pages. This is an ongoing project.

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What is Bitcoin Microformats?
Bitcoin Microformats is a Chrome extension that detects embedded Bitcoin addresses in web pages, showing a Bitcoin icon in the address bar. It detects links and meta tags with Bitcoin addresses and allows users to easily view the page's Bitcoin address. The extension serves as a convenient way for Bitcoin users to identify websites accepting Bitcoin and enables future functionality for sending money directly to websites.
Users: 111 ▼ -15
Rating: 4.25 (8)
Version: 1.1 (Last updated: 2013-03-16)
Creation date: 2013-03-16
Risk impact: Low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Size: 17.42K
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This extension will detect embedded Bitcoin addresses in the page, showing a Bitcoin icon in the address bar. Click the coin to view the page's Bitcoin address.

Detects links and meta tags written in these styles:


<link rel="bitcoin" href="bitcoin:1NS17iag9jJgTHD1VXjvLCEnZuQ3rJEDGL" /> <link rel="bitcoin" href="" />

Why link to a page, not embedding the address directly?

Well, you can embed your address in every page of your site, a clean way of letting Bitcoin users know you accept Bitcoin, and if the address changes, you only need to change one file.

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User reviews
by Den Karman Den Karman, 2024-05-01

+1 to Charlie's comment. Actually almost all bitcoin clients install a bitcoin: protocol handler.

rather than an external HTML file containing the bitcoin address, why not use the pseudo-standard url: <link rel="bitcoin" href="bitcoin:1FWFiXPTuNwbBdR7jfymq7d2Mk3boTZ8VT" />
by chag chag, 2012-09-09
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Risk impact

Bitcoin Microformats is relatively safe to use as it requires very minimum permissions.

Risk likelihood

Bitcoin Microformats has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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