Who killed the micropayment? A history. | by Amber Case


The idea of micropayments is perhaps as old as the internet itself. There have been lots of attempts. This article focuses on the HTTP 402 return code and why it never came to be used.

As the world wide web soared in the 1990s, many of the systems envisioned by its early architects saw rapid development. But micropayments, which had once been described as an essential nutrient for…


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