Nicholas Marinoff of Decrypt Media interviewed GiveBitcoin founder Cory Klippsten as the 2019 holiday season is moving into full swing on the ultimate holiday gift of Bitcoin.
The crypto market might be filled with anxiety at the moment over the rapidly declining price of Bitcoin and massive selloffs, but there’s at least one new startup in cryptoland that wants to help you give those bitcoins away—just in time for the holidays.
GiveBitcoin.io, which just launched last Thursday, aims to enable people to give the gift of Bitcoin to friends and family on holidays, birthdays and special occasions. The company boasts an impressive list of investors and advisors, including Dr. Saifedean Ammous, economist and author of The Bitcoin Standard; Bitcoin entrepreneur Matt Odell; Coinshares CSO Meltem Demirors; and Funstrat cofounder the aforementioned Tom Lee.
GiveBitcoin, the Safe and Easy Way to Give and Request Bitcoin Gifts, Launches Today
GiveBitcoin, the safe and easy way to give Bitcoin, officially launched today at GiveBitcoin.io. The service allows customers to give Bitcoins to friends and family, timelocks those gifts for a period of time, and teaches recipients about the world of Bitcoin. The goal is to turn recipients into “real Bitcoiners” by the time their gift unlocks.
“Bitcoiners love to spread the word, but it can be challenging,” according to founder Cory Klippsten. “GiveBitcoin gives them an easy, safe way to bring friends and family into the fold. It’s the perfect gift for the holidays.” Fundstrat co-founder Thomas Lee, a GiveBitcoin investor, says, “GiveBitcoin is a brilliant idea, providing a way for someone to gift Bitcoin while also providing a pathway to educate the recipient over the course of the timelock.”