Send and receive IOTA by just using E-Mail addresses
delion:api provides the first powerful REST-API for developers and companies to explore and develop new business models based on IOTA. delion:api follows a holistic approach to provide a single API for different IOTA related services and tasks such as Remote Proof-of-Work, IOTA payments, Masked-Authenticated-Messaging and so on.
Today we proudly announce a new feature of delion:api. We simplify sending and receiving IOTA payments by just using E-Mail addresses.
When we started to work on delion:api back in mid of 2017, one of the first questions we asked ourselves was: “How can we allow people to exchange IOTA without using a wallet?”. This question arised especially after we experienced the bad start with one of the first official IOTA Wallets, which did not explicitly prevented users from using the same address multiple times. Although the new Trinity Wallet solves this issues and provides many advantages, we still think it not enough user friendly for mass adoption.
The idea was to increase both the user experience and comfort of early adopters of this technology by providing them with a way to send IOTA back and forth without exchanging cryptographic addresses prior to payments. Our first thoughts were “Why don’t we do it the PayPal way, where users only need to know the email address as the most used communication channel to send and receive IOTA?”. After doing some research in this field we were left behind with litte to no answers. Still, there are even no results on search engines when searching for “Send IOTA via Email”.
Finally, this is going to change and we hope that we can contribute to spread the word about IOTA, making cryptocurrency payments a breeze.
Send and receive IOTA by email is now possible
With the release of delion:api beta, delion users can now send IOTA via Email to other delion users. All it needs is to sign up for a delion account online. After that, the sender just writes the email of the recipient, selects the amount to transfer and optionally adds a message to that transaction. That’s it. Both the recipient and sender receive an email with the transferred amount, right after the transaction was confirmed on the Tangle main net.
We call this payment method “instant”, as it is easy to use and does not need the user to reattach and promote the transaction on the Tangle after it is submitted. The delion API provides a highly scalable backend to confirm transactions on the Tangle.
Besides making IOTA payments via delions’ graphical user interface called delion management console, you can also easily integrate the delion payment feature into your own applications via API to trigger payments.