Generate Bitcoin Address QR Code With Wolfram Alpha
The knowledge engine Wolfram Alpha added a feature that will be useful for those requesting Bitcoin from a person who will be paying using a mobile. This feature is the ability to easily create a QR Code for a bitcoin address.
This is done by visiting www.WolframAlpha.com and simply entering a Bitcoin address followed with the words "qr code";. The submit button will then yield the QR Code generated for that Bitcoin address.
This might be useful to anyone using the Bitcoin client running on a desktop.
Those with bitcoins on a mobile app like Bitcoin Wallet can easily have the
device’s camera scan a QR Code and then send funds, but the Bitcoin client
on the desktop has no built-in method to create a QR Code. This feature by
Wolfram Alpha helps to bridge the gap between Bitcoin on the desktop and Bitcoin
on mobile or pad devices.
Following is the QR Code generated after asking:
1EPzDjM4CzuJ7AmQA2Qb43dHYpgbBMvfH9 qr code
Hat tip to @TechRecipes for their tweet and guide on this.
There is also another service that provides a QR Code specifically for Bitcoin which can also include an URI encoding scheme. The same capability can be provided from Wolfram Alpha by asking:
bitcoin:1EPzDjM4CzuJ7AmQA2Qb43dHYpgbBMvfH9 qr code
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