Coinrequest.io is a website designed for users to be able to make transactions in Bitcoin without having to go through the process of scanning a QR code, essentially enabling one-click payments. Coinrequest does not handle your transactions; they are conducted as usual through your wallet which eliminates the risk of a hacker getting access to your wallet. To quote the creator themselves, the purpose of the website is:
“That you can pay more easily of course. Pay by click on an URL. We don’t save anything, and everything is handled by the wallets themselves internally, so other than a DDOS on the website, and the service being down temporarily, there are no risks.”
However, a few security concerns have been raised by users which include the possibility of a DDoS attack, the website being hacked and your Bitcoin being sent to the hackers involved, and corruption of data. The creator stated that the website is being updated constantly and that they’re still in beta which means more security patches are due. However, coinrequest.io has a clean record in terms of hacking and has never been compromised by a security threat.
Recently, in the August of 2019 Coinrequest.io was acquired by Zelcore, which is a company that deals in crypto. They have integrated coinrequest.io into a variety of platforms including ZelTutor and MentorMe. MentorMe is a marketplace for small developers to offer services in exchange for crypto, and the integration with coinrequest.io may lead to the growth of both platforms.
ZelTutor is an online learning website that features live lessons and coursework help. As we speak, Zelcore is integrating more and more apps into the website which will lead to a seamless experience. Right now, it supports 50 different cryptocurrencies and more are being added. Zelcore has stated that they wish to build the first properly decentralized payment based on Flux, All in all, this acquisition may launch coinrequest.io to widespread integration with many websites, and the prospects are promising! As of now, though, the website is still in beta state so we advise caution.