Portland, OR (PRWEB) May 17, 2013
Gliph, a digital identity platform, announced the release of a new solution for peer-to-peer (P2P) Bitcoin payments. The company also announced it would join a short list of Bitcoin companies in the Boost VC startup accelerator this summer.
Gliph’s mobile P2P payments feature is a new way to send and receive Bitcoin digital currency. Each Gliph user can now connect their account to a Coinbase Bitcoin wallet and then send Bitcoin to other Gliph users via a familiar text messaging interface.
“Our team has been helping people communicate privately and securely on mobile devices for over a year. Delivering P2P Bitcoin payments in-line with secure text conversations is a natural next step toward private, cash-free transactions,” said Rob Banagale, co-founder and CEO of Gliph.
Gliph also announced it had closed a deal to join the San Mateo, California-based Boost VC startup accelerator class this coming summer. Founded and managed by Adam Draper and Brayton Williams, Boost will provide business incubation to Gliph in the form of housing, office space, mentorship and seed capital.
“We are proud to add Gliph to Boost’s growing portfolio of Bitcoin companies,” said Adam Draper, co-founder and CEO of Boost. “I’m particularly excited about how the Gliph team is wrapping social context around Bitcoin payments. Gliph’s incorporation of Bitcoin into its secure platform for identity is a prime example of innovation driving the growth and acceptance of Bitcoin.”
As a Bitcoin company at Boost, Gliph stands to benefit from the recently announced Boost Bitcoin Fund. The fund provides follow-on capital from a collection of leading investors in the alternative currency space including Lightspeed Venture Partners, Ben Davenport, Rothenberg Ventures and The Bitcoin Opportunity Fund.
Gliph will be demonstrating its updated platform with new public releases of its mobile applications for iPhone, Android and the web as an exhibitor at the Bitcoin 2013 conference which runs from May 17th through the 19th. Gliph CEO Rob Banagale will be speaking on the Financial Privacy and Law Enforcement panel on Saturday, May 18th at 1:30pm.
Gliph is an identity platform for secure and private communication and transactions. Gliph allows simple Bitcoin transfers directly in-line with secure text messaging. Gliph is available for free on the Apple App Store (https://gli.ph/iphone); Google Play (https://gli.ph/android); and as a web application (https://gli.ph/m). For more information, visit https://gli.ph. For more information about Boost VC visit http://boost.vc.
Media Contact: Rob Banagale, revolve70(at)cloak(dot)gli(dot)ph, 503-822-6629