Archive for September 2014

Now, it`s easy to buy Bitcoins from Circle, the new Online consumer finance company

new cryptocurrency siteOnline consumer finance company Circle launched officially to the public yesterday, making it now easy for just about anybody to buy cryptocurrency Bitcoins in an instant. Payment can be made either with a credit card, debit card, or evenan Online bank transfer.

Circle claims to be all enabling global digital currency & “transforming the world economy with secure, simple, and less costly technology for storing & using money.”

Announcing the launch on Circle’s official blog, CEO Jeremy Allaire wrote: For our initial product launch, our aims were simple: Create an experience that is fast, beautiful, and enjoyable to use. Online banking applications stink. We wanted an elegant design aesthetic that would appeal to digital natives.

Reduce the friction that so many people – even sophisticated, technology-savvy people – often experience in acquiring and spending Bitcoin. Starting today, people can onboard into a Circle account and begin using digital money within minutes, not days. And Circle eliminates the labyrinth of fees and complex user interfaces designed for traders.

Make digital money the same as other major Internet services for consumers: instant and free. We wanted our service to be instant for onboarding, instant for depositing and converting money, and nearly instant for sending and receiving payments – anywhere on the planet.

Circle is now available in 7 languages, which collectively cover approximately 40% of the world’s population. Circle’s site, product, & customer support Content are all available in English, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish (Latin American), German, & French.

Insurance +

It was in May, Circle announced it was offering customers insurance from theft on 100 % of their bitcoin account balances. Today, this insurance coverage has been extended to every Circle customer. Circle customers will have 100 % coverage of their full deposit value.

Circle also announced it was building a suite of consumer products aimed at enabling greater ease-of-use in Online & in-person payments, enhanced security & privacy for consumers, & the convenience of free, instant, global digital money transfers.

While Jeremy Allaire is the Founder, Chairman & CEO of Circle, Sean Neville is co-founder & CTO.



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New social app allows you to share your secrets anonymously Online

new social appSecret is a social app that allows you to share secrets anonymously with your friends & the world.

It’s kinda your office complaint box or a performance review where everyone is allowed to say what they want & post jokes & personal stuff about themselves & others without having to take responsibility for the “gossip.”

The way works is pretty simple – when you sign up & start using the app, it goes through your contacts & uses them to find out who your friends are & extends it to friends of friends. You can also log in with your Facebook account, in which case your Facebook network serves as your network of friends on the Secret network, too.

When you have at least 3 friends sharing, you start getting presented with their secrets in random order at random intervals. You need at least 7 friends before posts you see are tagged as being made by 1 of your friends or a friend of a friend.

The randomness & minimum number of required friends ensures that you don’t get fingered for posting secrets if you’re with friends in the same room.

Those who see posts on Secret can also love & comment on it. If a friend on Secret “loves” a post made by you, it gets shared with their circle of friends too. When this viral sharing goes beyond 2 degrees (friends of friends) it gets marked with a general location (state).

Apart from the secrets shared with friends & friends of friends, there is also an “explore” stream that shows posts 3 or more degrees removed from you. This stream also includes featured posts selected by the “secret staff”.

The concept is easy & simple, & it should protect your anonymity unless you provide some highly specific information that only you could know.

It’s also a lot of fun, & you can make it more appealing by adding a relevant picture to your post. For instance, here’s a post from someone in the U.K. – “I work for Microsoft but I hate Windows and I want to be an Android developer.”

San Francisco, California, USA-based Secret, Inc. was founded in Oct 2013 by David Byttow & Chrys Bader-Wechseler. Byttow is the company’s CEO & Bader-Wechseler is the chief product officer. Secret, Inc. has raised $35 million in 3e funding rounds.

Click here to download the Secret app on your iOS device.

Click here to download the Secret app on your Android device.


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