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We plan on adding additional payment options going forward.
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Serious comment on adding Nano here.
Note it is no longer known as Raiblocks or XRB, they rebranded to Nano on 31st January as one can read about here: https://medium.com/@nanocurrency/9101528a7b76
As many others have touched on, Nano has unmatched technology vs. Bitcoin etc. Many comments already stating it is free and instant. A couple of other major advantages that others have not discussed yet are:
Nano is environmentally friendly with no mining and minimal proof of work per transaction. Whereas Bitcoin mining consumers more energy than all of Ireland - https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/nov/27/bitcoin-mining-consumes-electricity-ireland
Nano is extremely scalable with 10,000+ transactions per second, which is about to increase with Universal Blocks. Bitcoin can handle 7, which leads to higher fees as network load increases. Here is a visualization: https://twitter.com/zackshapiro/status/945634097807986688
Crucially, Nano is extremely easy to implement as a payment option. Brainblocks ( https://brainblocks.io/ ) have become the standard online checkout API for Nano. Test out their Nano payment system on their homepage and you'll immediately see it's much nicer than your current Bitcoin payment system. They provide support if needed via Github, Reddit or Twitter.
Add Nano. You will have the bleeding edge payment technology of the future on your website. You will have the Nano community behind you. It will be a great marketing play to a target consumer who is likely to be interested in the privacy and security Protonmail offers - cryptocurrency holders. And I, for one, will immediately sign up to Plus when you do. Godspeed.
We have given this quite a bit of thought, but at the present moment, it is not clear the advantages would outweigh the disadvantages.
The biggest problem is search. Encrypting all metadata would break metadata search entirely on the web client as there is still no efficient way to handle search of encrypted data within a browser.
Secondly, metadata encryption’s value from a privacy standpoint is also somewhat dubious. Because we ultimately must deliver the message to the recipient, we must know who the recipient is. At the current time, there still isn’t any proven and viable way to work around this.
Metadata encryption is an area of continued research for us, and when the opportunity arises and the technology for doing this matures, we will definitely implement it in ProtonMail.