Linode 收 PayPal 了,只是...

Linode 宣佈支援 PayPal 了:「PayPal Payments」,只是:

While any customer can use PayPal to fund their account, new customers will still need to sign up using a credit card. You can use PayPal from then on.

而原因是:

This is in part because we don’t yet have the ability to automatically transfer funds from PayPal. If you intend on paying only via PayPal, you will need to ensure that you have enough credit on your Linode account to cover your next invoice. Otherwise, our system will attempt to collect any remaining balance from the credit card you have on file.

這理由爛爆了 XDDD

PayPal 旗下的 Braintree 將支援 Bitcoin 貨幣

Bitcoin 的特性使得各家金流業者被逼著要支援,不然就等著在市場上被淘汰。

Stripe 的測試「Stripe: Bitcoin」表態後,龍頭 PayPal 也出手了:「Braintree Brings One Touch Payments to the People and Will Offer Bitcoin to Developers Soon」。

目前是跟 Coinbase 合作:

In addition we announced that Braintree has partnered with Coinbase to offer a trusted and secure way for people to pay with bitcoin across their favorite apps in the coming months.

GitHub 也接受 PayPal 付款了,不過不是直接接 PayPal...

GitHub 宣佈接受 PayPal 付款,不過不是直接接 PayPal 的 API,而是透過 Braintree 提供的 API:「Pay for GitHub with PayPal」。


GitHub 官方提供的 screenshot

雖然 PayPal 的風評大家都知道,但如果要支援 PayPal 最直接的方式還是接 PayPal API... 不直接使用 PayPal API 而要透過其他 API 的原因...?