Ripple Inc.’s product executive, Craig DeWitt, announced the launch of a beta version of Payburner on Twitter. Payburner is a browser extension that enables instant and easy peer-to-peer XRP payments. The platform features a browser plugin, PayID integration, automatic invoice requests, an encrypted P2P chat service, and a direct search for accounts on the network.
The browser extension also features a new “eCommerce flow,” enabling any website to accept online payments in XRP.
Payburner is a non-custodial wallet as a browser extension currently available to Chrome and Brave users. The wallet leverages the Ripple led Xpring program that provides a toolkit for startups to build payment solutions using XRP.
A shared blog post on Medium explains the installation process on both browsers takes only a couple of minutes, but users can only deposit 22 XRP in their first deposit on the platform.
The new platform comes with a stack of features, including the non-custodial wallet that allows users to control their own money, PayID, an instant payment system that will enable you to send money to any PayID address globally, and the Request for Payment service.
One of the exciting features added in the beta version is the network search feature that allows users to search for any PayID address in the global network. Notwithstanding, the team is working on bringing a more comprehensive global directory from social sites such as Twitter handles.
Finally, the Payburner eCommerce flow allows any website to integrate XRP payments or donations directly to their wallet. The company is set to take off a 1% fee on every purchase with two sites – xSongs.store and spud.store already supporting the platform.