Gallippi and Killeen Represent Bitcoin Community at UN 70th Anniversary Celebration

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Gallippi and Killeen Represent Bitcoin Community at UN 70th Anniversary Celebration

Friday, June 26, marked the 70th Anniversary of the signing of the United Nations Charter in San Francisco. Along with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, California Gov. Jerry Brown, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and other dignitaries, a cohort of 70 digital leaders were invited to celebrate the historic event. Included among the 70 was BitGive Foundation founder Connie Gallippi and Alyse Killeen of March Capital, both representing the Bitcoin industry.

“It was a true honor and pleasure to be invited to join the United Nations 70th Anniversary Celebration and luncheon for the Top 70 Bay Area Tech Leaders,” Gallippi said. “Attending this event and representing Bitcoin’s philanthropic foundation was truly an inspiring and educational experience.”

After the formal public ceremony at City Hall, which included speeches and the presentation of the Key to the City of San Francisco to the U.N. secretary-general, there was a luncheon followed by a group discussion among the digital leaders.

“Our #UN70 Digital Leader peers generally came from two camps: 1) sophisticated technology innovators and investors, and 2) social impact entrepreneurs and funders,” said Killeen. “What was most exciting was the overlap that existed between these groups. The technologists were highly socially aware, and the social impact leaders were technically savvy. Bitcoin and blockchain further connects the two camps, and, as a result, was a popular topic of discussion.”

Killeen also noted that there was a good deal of diversity among the members. The list of leaders in the consortium included men and women from around the world.

“I met so many top-notch entrepreneurs and tech leaders with a common passion for making a positive social impact,” Gallippi added. “Everyone was very positive and open-minded, and many were curious and inspired by the possibilities for Bitcoin to help drive change on important issues.”

To everyone’s surprise, the secretary-general introduced a special guest at the leaders’ luncheon: Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai. She had asked particularly for the opportunity to speak with the digital leadership group.


“Meeting Malala was the highlight of the event for me,” said Gallippi. “She is such an amazing inspiration.”

She added that Malala spoke “off the cuff” about the potential impact of technology on empowering girls and women in the developing world, but that tech companies must be sensitive to the needs of the people they are trying to reach. The existing infrastructure also needs to be taken into consideration and adequate support must be offered.

Other highlights of the conference included the introduction of The Global Goals initiative which will roll out in September.

This ambitious collection of 17 goals, developed by U.N. representatives from all over the world, include ending extreme poverty, fighting inequalities and tackling climate change.

“It was quite exciting to see the perfect alignment of these Global Goals with the mission of the BitGive Foundation,” said Gallippi. “I look forward to leveraging bitcoin, blockchain technology, and the Bitcoin industry to help reach these universal goals for a better world for all!”



Killeen echoed Gallippi’s enthusiasm after the event: “I’m excited to take the next steps to work with other U.N. Digital Leaders on blockchain-based project ideas born at SF City Hall on the U.N.’s 70th birthday!”

The BitGive Foundation, the first U.S.-registered Bitcoin charity, is currently soliciting donations for its 2nd Anniversary online auction to be held next week. Thus far, the Foundation has collected items and services from individuals and companies alike, including autographed books from Zapchain and Purse, jewelry from Overstock, and getaways from Gem COO Ken Miller and Airbitz CEO Paul Puey, among others. All funds raised through the auction will support the foundation’s work to support various philanthropic efforts on behalf of the Bitcoin community.

Both Gallippi and Killeen will be presenting at the upcoming Inside Bitcoins conference in Chicago on July 10-11th, where the conference will also be hosting a fundraising campaign for BitGive.

For more information about the BitGive Foundation and its charitable mandate, visit


Photos courtesy of Connie Gallippi.

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New Bitcoin Skill & Strategy Physics Game “Crypto Collider” Offers Unique Hedging System

Bitcoin Press Release: Just launched Crypto Collider is a new and unique, first-of-its-kind Bitcoin Game played with skill and strategy. The game features a transparent “GameChain” ledger and supports most popular digital currencies including Bitcoin, Dogecoin, Peercoin, NXT, Primecoin, LTC and more. It is fun, innovative and an excellent multi-functional hedging tool / trading platform.

Crypto Collider presents a completely new way to increase and/or leverage Bitcoin’s value without affecting its price. It is a game that provides trading utility while also being a fun and entertaining way to hedge, socialise and make profits. Collider has been featured in the official Adobe Flash Showcase.

How it Works

Collider is a peer-to-peer game so fees are generated only as transfer fees when coins are passed between players as a result of game-play. Play occurs with a variety of high-quality industry leading cryptocurrencies which allows players to win, trade and hedge between their different coins as their strategies play out.

The game takes place in a virtual physics world where crypto coins take on a virtual physical presence as they enter the Collider Arena in the precise sequence, location, velocity, angle and spin created by the players using their mouse or touch-screen. Each “coin-throw” has a different amount staked on it. The sum dollar value of that throw determines its in-game “weight” in both the physics calculation (ie. influence on the game objects) and percentage of winnings (when they win).

The end result is a first-of-its-kind Bitcoin skill based hedging game that is exciting and unpredictable while also fair and winnable with many second and third chances to profit.

How to Use as a Fun Hedging Tool

Users simply deposit some of the coin they would like to hedge OUT of and play with that coin in many little pieces, just not all at once, and keep playing as long as they can while playing only with that coin type. Once it’s all gone, whatever they have won in that time in other coins, is effectively what they have hedged their original deposit into.

The game points they earn playing can also be converted into Collider Coin, a core product of the game that unlocks special features and strategic ability. Collider Coins can be played in-game for strategy but can never be lost and generate a percentage from every game fee for every holder.

How to Play For Profit

Crypto Collider is easy to get started and difficult to master. Player’s winning percentages tend to improve over time with practice and understanding. Ask questions and watch replays frame-by-frame from the beginning to really understand what each player has attempted and who was successful.

Collider Coin’s can be played but never lost, they are a specifically engineered game strategy tool with many unique and invaluable properties. Players can experiment with Collider Coin to find more ways to improve their rate of success. Learning Collider is similar to any skill based game based on the laws of physics and predicting opponents moves. It’s a first-of-its-kind “E-Money-Sport”.

Crypto Collider’s “GameChain” – Innovation Under The Hood

Inspired by Bitcoin, Collider uses open source decentralised client-side physics code as a logarithm to create and confirm all results with complete transparency. Each game creates a chain / record in the resulting ‘GameChain’, which is a permanent public ledger of all game activity with many similarities to a blockchain. The game itself is the visualisation of this data. When replaying and watching a game players are both visually and mathematically confirming its results with other players at the same time all seeing the same precise movements. This creates a dynamic, exciting game with a new higher level of transparency, fairness, opportunity, innovation and entertainment.

Music Video Feed

The innovation continues with a spectacular user-driven background music video feed. Payers can enter the game and press the “Video” and then the “Play To Sync” button and enjoy this simple yet ingenious feature. Sharing, music, culture and entertainment are intertwined into the game experience as players create, watch and comment while playing and watching their favourite music videos in the synchronised background video display (powered by youtube). Players can adjust the video volume, size and visibility and also play their own choice of video (on their machine only) instantly at any time.

News and Market Monitoring

Crypto Collider is also a great tool for monitoring industry news and market data. A news panel aggregates multiple major Bitcoin news feeds and data on all supported coins including price, difficulty, supply and hash rate are quickly accessible via the coin-info panel. Collider provides a sleek gaming experience that also has some pretty powerful market monitoring capability.

Crypto Collider supports the majority of leading cryptocurrencies, and has been quietly refining and innovating with a small team dedicated to creating a good experience; the most fun, fair, innovative, and useful game in Bitcoin. A unique creation with many benefits for crypto traders, competitive gamers and mainstream gamers alike with many plans for the future.

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Bitnet Partners with Computop to Offer Bitcoin Payments for Over 3000 Merchants

Bitnet, a bitcoin payments processor and the developer of the largest payment gateway (CyberSource, acquired by VISA) has entered into a strategic partnership with Computop, a leading payment service provider, to allow global merchants to accept bitcoin on Computop Paygate.

Since its launch, Bitnet has focused its services to provide an enterprise-grade digital commerce platform with security, reliability and scalability standards demanded by global businesses.

Through the Computop and Bitnet partnership, however, the multi-national bitcoin merchant processor is attempting to implement its technologies to allow businesses of any size to accept bitcoin in a simple, safe and secure manner.

Bitnet bitcoin processors will be integrated in Computop Paygate, which will allow merchants to expand their businesses globally without cross-border fees. Furthermore, with offices spread throughout California, Northern Ireland and Singapore, Bitnet will fund its merchants with any local currencies of their choice.

“We recognize that the bitcoin ecosystem is growing throughout the world and are excited to be the first European PSP to partner with Bitnet to enable merchants to accept payments in bitcoin,” said Ralf Gladis, CEO of Computop. “Through this partnership, retailers don’t have to worry about the management of this evolving payment method. They can simply accept bitcoin as payment from customers, and know that the process will be smooth and risk-free for them.”

Computop Paygate, the platform which will support the Bitnet integration, is a Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard-certified platform which offers service providers and merchants with secure and fraud-proof payment processors for international standards. Computop Paygate enables international retailers and merchants to access more than 60 payment methods, which include – MOTO, mobile payment solutions, PoS solutions, e-commerce, etc.

Computop Paygate is also supported by leading e-commerce solutions such as Demandware, hybris, Intershop, Magento, IBM Webspehere and SAP Business ByDesign, which all recommend Paygate as a preferred payment service service for international payment processing. Furthermore, Computop Paygate handles more than $100 million USD worth of transactions annually, and supports more than 3,000 internationally recognizable retailers, such as TSamsung, Fossil and C&A.

With its global support and extraordinarily large user base, Bitnet hopes to see a rapid increase of bitcoin-accepting merchants in Europe in the near future.

“Our partnership with Computop enables us to extend our bitcoin payments processing functionality to merchants globally,” said Akif Khan, chief commercial officer at Bitnet. “We look forward to working with Computop to enable merchants throughout Europe, the U.S. and Asia to accept bitcoin payments from their customers.”

Despite Bitnet’s partnership with one of Europe’s most popular payment processing platforms, it still has to compete against international bitcoin processors that have recently expanded services throughout Europe, including Netherlands-based bitcoin gateway BitPay, American bitcoin service provider Coinbase and bitcoin exchange/merchant platform Coinzone.


Photo Mobiles Bezahlen mit der Vodafone Wallet / Photopin

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