A Little Pat on the Back is a proof of concept application that demonstrates the usability of the MintChip technology for anonymous donations on the Internet. Currently, most online donation systems use credit or debit cards, which require the donor’s identification. This is required by banks and credit card companies in order to prevent fraudulent transactions.
A Little Pat on the Back does not require the donors’ identity to prevent fraudulent transactions since it uses the MintChip technology to transfer funds between the donors and the donatees. The donatees can simply register with A Little Pat on the Back and will be provided with a simple link that can be inserted on their website, blog and facebook/twitter account. Donors can then click on the link to donate funds with their MintChip. This provides a simple and secure way of donating funds anonymously via the Internet.