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
We’d like to wish everyone a very happy 5th annual Data Privacy Day. For the fifth year in a row, the US, Canada and 27 other countries have marked January 28th as a day to “raise awareness of and generate discussion about data privacy rights and practices.”
A variety of companies and publications have released new articles or information to mark the day. Microsoft released results of a new survey of 1,000 US adults that shows privacy is becoming more important to people, yet a sense of powerlessness pervades.
In the key findings of the report, 45% of people feel they have little or no control over personal information gathered by companies about them. Below is a graphic that shows how much control people feel they have over personal information shared online: Continue reading
Gliph was blessed to get coverage from publications small and large over the course of the year. We appreciated the attention! Here’s a look at a portion of the coverage in roughly reverse chronological order (newest first):
Internationally, Gliph was recognized in a variety of countries and publications or media. Here is a partial list:
Gliph had a few notable social media mentions we wanted to share as well:
We had a lot of great mentions from our users on Twitter and Facebook as well. We tried to retweet folks as much as we could. If you wrote about Gliph and don’t see your blog entry or post above, please email us and we’ll add it to the list. firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’d like to thank everyone who had a hand in sharing Gliph by cable television, the web, or just by mentioning it to a friend in passing. Have a Happy New Year!
We’re pleased to share that the Knight Foundation has selected Gliph’s Secure Communication Tools for Investigative Journalists project as a semi-finalist in News Challenge: Mobile.
Gliph’s proposal is to build a mobile app for secure communication between journalists and their sources. The project lets investigative journalists easily exchange cryptography keys with someone during an in-person meeting, then protect continued text communication using client-side encryption.
You can read additional details of the proposal on Knight’s website.
The benefit of this project is increased trust between journalists and sources. It gives them a simple and secure way to share sensitive information discretely. The reason this would be awesome for journalists is that Continue reading