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:
1Kh1nWAs2pULBFLXyZnyUJVkpYTZMMtASY qr code
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:1Kh1nWAs2pULBFLXyZnyUJVkpYTZMMtASY qr code