Since the beginning, cryptocurrencies have always been favored by the tech-savvy crowd. Even though buzzwords like “Bitcoin” and “blockchain” are often heard on the mainstream media these days, using cryptocurrencies remains a cumbersome process for most people. Wallet addresses are long and random cryptographic hashes.
A small mistake in a single character would result in permanent loss of funds. Double/triple checking every address before every transaction has become common practice among cryptocurrency users. For businesses that accept cryptocurrencies, as wallet addresses are usually not linked directly to customer accounts. There is often no easy way to tell who made which payment until the customer presents payment proof separately.
These are some of the main hurdles facing cryptocurrency mass adoption today.
Tip Blockchain is an ambitious startup working to make cryptocurrency easy to use for everyone including the average non-techie grandparents.
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To achieve this, the TIP light wallet/chat app, Kasakasa features short usernames as smart addresses. Typical usernames like @HanSolo12 or @BurgerShop78 will be used as wallet addresses, replacing long cryptographic hashes like 0x016b1eA9A2B62AADD771DeA418AbE84693877C09.
Users will be able to search and find other users and businesses by username, as well as adding contacts from their phone’s contact list. Sending transactions can be done directly in a chat conversation. The initial release of the Kasakasa light wallet/chat app is scheduled for August 2018.
The TIP ecosystem will also include a cryptocurrency point of sale [POS] system for businesses. This POS system will incorporate convenient features from traditional fiat POS systems, such as order/customer management, sales analysis and reporting. The backbone of the TIP ecosystem will be the TIP Blockchain – a unique blockchain that allows users to store data on-chain, attached to accounts and transactions. It will automatically index the stored data making it easily available for future use.
Tip Blockchain has a professional team of developers, entrepreneurs, and business people. Their expanding advisory board is stacked with advisors who have a proven track record of delivering successful blockchain startups and ICOs, and seasoned blockchain investors with in-depth industry knowledge and connections. They also have top lawyers in the cryptocurrency and business law fields on their board.
The project is currently hosting their Seed Round token sale with 200% bonus. The Seed Round started at 12:00 am UTC on June 1st, 2018, and will end at 11:59 pm UTC on June 15, 2018. TIP tokens are priced in ETH, with ETH being the only accepted payment method during the token sale.
The tokens are valued at 1 ETH = 10,000 TIP, or 1 TIP = 0.0001 ETH. However, the current seed round offers a 200% bonus, allowing participants to purchase TIP tokens at 1 ETH = 30,000 TIP. Only 4% of the total TIP token supply is available for purchase during the current seed round.
- Seed Round Signup: https://tokensale.tipblockchain.io
- Telegram: https://t.me/TipBlockchain
- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/tip-blockchain-network
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/TipBlockchain
- Medium: https://medium.com/tipblockchain
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tipnetworkio/
To know more about Tip Blockchain, click here!
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Crypto Wallet & Visa Card Spend.com launches Apple Pay & Google Pay on iPhone and Samsung Devices
Spend.com announced that the Spend App is now integrated and compatible with both Apple Pay and Google Pay, available on iPhone, Samsung, and other Android devices.
Spend is now the first company in the world to offer this service tied to 16+ supported digital currencies. The Spend team has created innovative ways to transfer, spend and send digital assets and currencies. Spend users will be able to link their Spend Visa® Card and Spend Virtual Visa® Card directly to their Apple Wallet and Google Pay Wallet.
What does this mean? Traditionally, Apple Pay and Google Pay allow users to make secure purchases in stores, in apps and on the web, as well as send and receive money from friends and family [in Messenger]. Now, when linked to the Spend Visa® Card, users will be able to take advantage of all the supported digital and fiat currencies available within the Spend App anywhere Apple Pay and Google Pay is accepted. These features will be available on the release of Spend App v2.5.
The Spend App
With a quick and easy download from either the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store, the Spend App and Wallet will be the only digital wallet ever needed again. The Spend App allows users to store, withdraw, send, and spend more than 16 cryptocurrencies and 27 fiat currencies at over 40 million locations.
Spend users also have the ability to send funds around the globe and/or exchange various currencies all from their Spend App. Whether someone needs to send money to family in Europe or buy/sell different currencies, it can all be done from the Spend App, which currently supports:
- 16+ Cryptocurrencies
- US Dollar
- Canadian Dollar
- 24 Additional Fiat Currencies
In addition to being able to send, spend, buy and sell currencies around the globe, users will have the power of detailed analytics at their fingertips to track coins and currencies. Spend’s in-app analytics gives users instant access to the most up to date charts and figures on any currency or coin users choose to track!
- Currency Swap: Looking to exchange CAD to USD or XRP to LTC. Exchange any currency instantly with Spend, where applicable.
- Multiple Currency Support: Hold USD, CAD, EUR, and 24 additional fiat currencies and over 16 cryptocurrencies all within the Spend Wallet.
- Performance: 99.9% uptime with enhanced performance infrastructure in place.
- Compliance Built-In: Verify account identity instantly within the Spend App.
- Buy Crypto & Send Fiat: Users can purchase 16+ cryptocurrencies from their linked bank accounts, right from the Spend App, as well as transfer funds in over 180 countries.
- Secure Storage: Highest level of AES encryption with PCI DSS Level 1 Certification.
Connecting the Spend Wallet To The Spend Visa® Card
Once a user downloads the Spend App, they will be able to access and manage their funds anytime with the Spend Wallet & Spend Visa® Card. Once verified utilizing Spend’s in-app KYC system, users have the choice to immediately get issued a virtual card that can be used immediately at any merchant that accepts Visa® online. Users also have the option to order a physical card. In addition, Spend clients can earn up to 6% rewards back on all purchases. Cards are now available in the United States and Spend has secured issuers for its Visa® Card product in Canada, Europe, and Asia-Pacific regions.
Spend offers its users three different levels of cards, each with its own unique benefits:
- Spend Simple™ – Spend’s introductory Visa® card. Spend Simple™ gives users access to the platform and all the great features offered. Upgrades are always available to Spend Preferred and Black.
- Spend Preferred™ – Spend’s most popular everyday Visa® card. Spend Preferred™ grants users a flexible spending limit for use as an everyday card with access to the Spend VIP Program and enhanced rewards.
- Spend Black™ – Our exclusive Visa® card for elite users. With an optional sleek metal design*, Spend Black™ cardholders receive access to the highest spending limits, highest rewards, and Spend VIP Elite Program.
With all Spend Visa® Cards, users will enjoy advanced security features, an option of both a virtual or physical card, 24/7 support, as well as both card and wallet rewards, powered by Spendcoin [$SPND].
No matter what level of card users are looking for, Spend has the perfect card to fit their needs, when tied to the Spend App.
At no point can cardholders load cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin onto their Spend Visa® Card. All cryptocurrency will be converted to the appropriate local fiat currency first on the Spend Wallet and then that local fiat currency will be loaded on the Spend Visa® Card for use in purchase and ATM withdrawals.
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