Category Archives: Bitcoin

Introducing Gliph Reputation

You can now set a rating for another person after you’ve completed a transaction with them using Gliph Marketplace. Ratings you’ve received from completing transactions on Gliph will now be recorded and displayed as an average on your Profile.

Reputation ratings allow you to build up credibility for your account on Gliph. You can use them to help you make a decision as to whether you trust someone before completing a transaction with them.

You must complete a transaction using a listing in Gliph Marketplace to be able to assign reputation.

This means if a Bitcoin payment is involved, you must have a Coinbase or wallet attached and use Deal Flow to make the payment.

If you already completed a transaction in Gliph Marketplace, you should already have received  an email allowing you to rate the other person or people you’ve interacted with. Transactions completed outside Gliph Marketplace will not offer a chance to set Reputation.

Gliph Profiles continue to become more useful, showing off information about another user’s Marketplace listings, Groups and Channels in common, whether they have a Bitcoin Wallet attached and now the reputation. This information is in addition to the personal data they’ve chosen to share publicly or privately with you.

Gliph profile now shows reputation, marketplace listings and groups or channels in common, along with bitcoin wallet attachment status
This is a screen capture of the current live view of Cory’s Gliph Profile.

We’re excited to see Gliph identity coming into its own with so much useful information!

We’ll be monitoring Gliph reputation to prevent abuse and we plan to increase the depth of information available over time. If you haven’t, get a move on with listing something for sale in Gliph Marketplace to begin establishing your reputation today!

Seller Spotlight: Physical Dogecoin Making by Alex

Gliph Marketplace’s continues to grow in the number and quality of items available. Today we’re focusing on Alex of Bucharest, Romania.

Check out Alex’s available Gliph Marketplace items here.

Alex sells physical Dogecoin and Bitcoin coins he makes by hand. After learning a little about his process we realized what a great story Alex has about why he uses Cryptocurrency and the view of crypto and tech in Romania. Below you’ll find a written interview with Alex along with photos of his process in creating physical Dogecoin.

Please tell us a little about yourself
I am an 17 year old guy, who’s passion is technology and sports. I am from Bucharest, the capital of Romania , a city that I hate and love at the same time.

My parents started 15 years ago in a jewelry factory. Today my father works on film props like swords, engraving and jewelry. [Ed note: Bucharest is a fairly common film location]

How did you get into bitcoin / cryptocurrency? What is your favorite part about bitcoin
My first encounter with cryptocurrency was one year ago, when a friend of mine, (a Reddit user like myself), found that “Dogecoin” thing that was at that time almost a joke. I didnt believe it until I downloaded the wallet. I love cryptocurrencys because it’s anonymous, it’s fast and easy. Everybody can use it! Continue reading

3 Cool Items in Gliph Marketplace for Under $10

We’ve seen quite a variety of new items show up in Gliph Marketplace over the past week, and wanted to draw your attention a few lower cost items available.

Handmade Wood Beard Combs from Ukraine
New Marketplace seller Yarik has listed two types of handmade wood combs from Ukraine. The combs are made out of Bass wood and Beechwood, which is sourced from the Carpathian Mountains in eastern Europe. 

Cat Lovers Nail Decals
New Marketplace seller Angela Dufour of New Brunswick, Canada has listed a few different slide-on nail decals in the Marketplace. These ship for free and are easy to apply.

Handmade Physical Dogecoins
Wow. Much coin. These coins are hand made in Romania and are made out of tin and plated with copper. They are perfect for fans of the only cryptocurrency to have sponsored the Jamaica Bobsled Olympics Team.

You can now browse all Gliph Marketplace listings on Desktop web here.

Desktop Web App Updated with Gliph Marketplace

Today we released a big update to Gliph for Desktop Web that includes support for Gliph Marketplace, updated user profiles and other stellar enhancements!

Updated Activity Sidebar
The Activity Sidebar (left side of the web app) now shows both recent conversations and the listings you’re actively engaged with in Gliph Marketplace.

You can also Create a Listing or add People or a a Connection or Group from the sidebar.

If you click Marketplace, you’ll be taken to Marketplace Home, which lets you view current deals and past deals you’ve engaged with in Gliph Marketplace.

Buy and Sell using your Laptop or Desktop Computer
You can now create, browse and purchase items from Gliph Marketplace using your laptop or desktop computer. You can take photos and start your listing using the Gliph app for iPhone or Android then finish editing the draft and publish it from your PC. Continue reading

Update Your Wallet Settings

If you want to connect your wallet to your Gliph account you may need to update some settings at The updates are easy to do:

  1. Log into your wallet using a web browser.
  2. Click Account Settings.
  3. In the sidebar on the left, choose IP Restrictions.
  4. Check the Checkbox for “Enable API Access”
  5. In the form field for IP Address Whitelist, add Gliph’s IP address:
  6. Hit enter and you’re done!

Here is what that page looks like once you’ve performed these steps: Continue reading

We Believe in Bitcoin

Bitcoin has had a rough week. On the heels of downward movement in price, the third largest Bitcoin exchange, Bitstamp, was hacked for nearly 19,000 Bitcoin.

While both of these events impact people in the Bitcoin community in different ways, none of them got our team down more than a quote in an article about the Gliph Marketplace published yesterday.

In an article titled, Gliph Uses In-App Messaging, Bitcoin to Take On Craigslist, a quote was used that suggested the only reason we have been focused on Bitcoin is because investors like it. This quote was at best taken of the context it was used and simply can not be further from the truth. We’ve asked for it to be retracted.

Gliph’s roots are in protecting the privacy and communications of its users. We reached the idea of integrating Bitcoin because it provides private, secure and frictionless payments. We came to this conclusion long before Apple Pay existed and before the first dollar of investment from Bitcoin supporters went into the company. Continue reading

Introducing Gliph Marketplace

Today marks an important expansion of Gliph with the release of Gliph Marketplace: a new way to buy and sell locally using cash and the Bitcoin digital currency.

Our team has brought together secure messaging, transaction workflow and digital payments into an awesome new P2P transaction experience we call Deal Flow.

  • Deal Flow helps you stay focused on completing a deal by integrating messaging and useful push notifications into the buying and selling experience. Gliph Marketplace has privacy built-in eliminating the distraction of “burner” phone numbers and “email gateways.”
  • Deal Flow saves you time with intuitive listing status updates. For example, when someone is ready to buy something from you, the status moves from “Q&A” to “Offer Submitted.” Deal status updates ensure you have the most recent information so you can make the best decision with your time.
  • Deal Flow earns you money faster by making digital payments an integrated part of the Gliph Marketplace experience. Once you’ve accepted an offer, paying for the item using Bitcoin is handled in a single tap.

You can view a complete video demo of Gliph Marketplace and Deal Flow here:

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Centralized versus Decentralized

If you’re familiar with Bitcoin as a technology, you know that decentralization is a key part. Decentralization helps protect the Bitcoin network from attack and allows transactions to be confirmed without trust.

Since some of the most positive aspects of decentralization are obvious to Bitcoin users, we wanted to address why Gliph Marketplace, though Bitcoin-enabled, is not decentralized: Continue reading

How to Re-attach Your Coinbase Wallet to Gliph

If you have a Coinbase Bitcoin wallet attached to your Gliph Account, and can not currently send Bitcoin, you may need to detach and re-attach it to your Gliph account.

Steps to do this using either the Gliph Mobile Web, Android or iPhone app:

  1. In the Menu, tap Settings.
  2. Under Bitcoin, tap Detach Wallet.
  3. In the Menu, tap Bitcoin.
  4. Choose Attach your Coinbase Wallet.

Steps to do this on the Gliph Desktop Web app:

  1. In the Dropdown Menu, click Account Settings.
  2. Under Bitcoin, click Detach Wallet.
  3. In the Dropdown Menu, click Bitcoin.
  4. Follow the steps to attach your Coinbase Wallet.

You can tell if your Coinbase wallet is attached properly by visiting Bitcoin from the menu. An indicator your wallet is not attached properly is that it says NaN as the current balance. It should show your current balance. Continue reading

Tips for Talking with Your Family about Bitcoin at Thanksgiving

A drawing of a turkey holding a bitcoinApart from giving thanks for all of the positive things we’ve experienced this year, Thanksgiving is a common time for sharing ideas.

With the holiday near, we thought it might be helpful to provide tools for communicating the potential of Bitcoin with your friends and family.

The following tips are meant to help an experienced Bitcoin person have a more thoughtful discussion with loved ones about the technology. While these tips are focused on Thanksgiving, they may also be useful to people around the globe at any holiday gathering. Continue reading