19 Sep '13, 9pm

Gliph raises seed round for 'world's easiest way to send Bitcoin' (exclusive)

Gliph raises seed round for 'world's easiest way to send Bitcoin' (exclusive)

Bitcoin has been called “one of most brilliant innovations” in the protocol space, and Gliph is one of the startups trying to bring this cryptocurrency to the mainstream. Gliph bills itself as the only native application in the App Store that supports sending and receiving Bitcoin. Today the company announced raising $200, 000 in seed funding and presented at the demo day of Boost VC , a startup accelerator with a fund dedicated explicitly to Bitcoin. Gliph is a secure messaging application that lets people anonymously transfer Bitcoin payments. It works with existing Bitcoin wallets Coinbase , BIPS, and Blockchain. Founder Rob Banagale told VentureBeat that most Bitcoin transfers are done using “Bitcoin wallet address” which are “long, ugly strings of letters and numbers” that are difficult to identify — 1JwSSubhmg6iPtRjtyqhUYYH7bZg3Lfy1T, for example. It is possible to u...

Full article: http://venturebeat.com/2013/09/19/gliph-raises-seed-round...

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