Proton Pay - Credit card alias / masking
There is lots of posts on here about a Proton Wallet for Crypto and Web3. But I haven't seen anything for a standard replacement to GooglePay or ApplePay. While I wouldn't mind a Web3 wallet. I would very much enjoy, and use routinely a wallet for standard methods of payment... 'Standard' being until the rest of the world catches up to Web3.
To elaborate, a wallet that can link PayPal, credit cards (then create virtual card numbers so that the real card number is not actually exposed). It would be a cool bonus to see and manage recurring payments and such too.
I did find a post or two that may be requesting what I am outlining here. However they were idea mixed with other ideas. So I wanted to create a standalone post for just the standard wallet.
They could be 2 different apps: Proton Wallet and Proton Pay; just as there are Google Wallet and Google Pay.
The Proton Wallet may be the easiest and the first to plan. It can be just a storage for cards, loyalty programs, digital keys and tickets. Then, Proton Pay may be added to pay from the app directly.
presuming payments made would show up as going to proton, and not say ebay. would be huge, shopping online without being snooped on would be a life changer for sure.
this alone will convince me to upgrade my sub if nothing else.
And like firefox relay and ironvest:
I'm just commenting to give a little activity to the thread. But, I personally think this is a Huge opportunity for Proton, it likely will not be hard to convince people what the evil corps are doing with there "Mobile Wallet" data, but the convince of a Mobile Wallet is just too huge. Having an option for Mobile wallets would be awesome!
I'd go as far to suggest, I'd be willing to pay into a separate plan for this product. Tho, I'm not sure where the rest of the community stands on this.
I absolutely hate making transactions online with paypal and other providers
I want some one I can trust
This would be really awesome and would definitely encourage me to get a full Proton Unlimited plan
A service where you can add your card info and pay with an "alias" card, like "privacy.com". Available for more than just the US
phone number masking would be a game changer
Gabriel Broomfield commented
We need this
Add the ability to hide credit card information when checking out on websites and use a masked credit card number. Similar to privacy.com but allow for international usage. It would also be great to utilize the nfc feature on phones and use it for in store purchases.
For the phone number, it would be good to have masked phone numbers like Firefox relay.
Something like privacy.com but included in SimpleLogin or simply the Proton ecosystem would be so convenient to have. Privacy.com is available only in the USA and I believe a product like this would greatly improve the security and privacy of online purchases.