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Interview With Glidera Founder

December 3, 2014

“We have actually decided to embrace the openness of the Bitcoin ecosystem and encourage individuals to use whatever Bitcoin wallet they chose. As we look around, we see an array of different Bitcoin wallets that offer varying and interesting features. Some offer highly secure solutions for storing large amounts of Bitcoin.”


Bidness Etc’s Exclusive Interview With Glidera’s Founder And CEO

November 20, 2014

“We expect bitcoin to continue to grow. Depending on the measure used (e.g. number of wallets and merchants accepting bitcoin), we’ve seen annual growth rates that range from 2x-5x. This level of growth is absolutely astounding. Even if bitcoin grows at a fraction of this rate, the pace will still be incredible. We do expect the bitcoin adoption to continue to grow at a strong pace in both the U.S. and other countries.”


The internet and fax machines; Bitcoin and credit cards

November 10, 2014

“Open and permission-less innovation entices more entrepreneurs and existing businesses to join the party. They build new services that make the platform more useful (e.g. in the case of the internet – search, e-commerce, email, online news). Anyone can build new products without significant upfront investment or the fear that network owners can change the rules and make their work obsolete. Bitcoin fulfills these requirements given the protocol is based upon mathematics and agreed to by all network participants.”


Bitcoin: New York State Continues Its Path To Regulating Virtual Currency

November 7, 2014

“Once we start talking about consumer protection, we have to also look at the amount of costs that it takes to comply with those regulations,” the [Glidera] CEO said.


Glidera CEO: What Bitcoin Needs To Overcome Its Decline

November 6, 2014

Dave Ripley on Bitcoin’s future: “In some ways, the future may seem more uncertain now given the price decline over the past several months. However, the true certainty for Bitcoin is greater today than it was one month, one year, or two years ago. This is true due to the advancements in infrastructure and real adoption. We see Bitcoin making clear progress on many dimensions. There are still variables out there, but the certainty of Bitcoin’s success continues to grow.”


David Lucas Show

October 25, 2014


"People try to compare Bitcoin to PayPal, and there really isn't a comparison. PayPal uses our existing banking system and U.S. dollars, whereas Bitcoin has its own unit of account, and it's actually a peer-to-peer system”, said Dave Ripley.


Apple Pay Faces Lighter Compliance Than Paypal, Google

October 20, 2014

The movement of money within or out of a system carries significant regulatory weight, said experts. “A user’s funds never move into an Apple bank account,” said David Ripley, co-founder and chief executive of Glidera Inc., a digital currency venture. “Instead, Apple is providing a layer on top that submits credit and debit transactions to the existing credit and debit network.”


An interview with Glidera CEO Dave Ripley on Bitcoin ATMs

October 6, 2014

Asked what advantages he sees in Bitcoin ATMs in terms of consumer adoption of the digital currency, Ripley spoke about the benefits for unbanked people, saying: “...Further, many of the individuals that are part of the unbanked population participate in remittance transactions. It’s easy to see how these [Bitcoin] ATMs could begin to play a role in facilitating remittances.”

After the Bell

October 3, 2014


Dave Ripley shares, “The Bitcoin tipping point will come once user adoption rates approach the double digit percentage range.”



iPhone 6 and Apple Pay could be the best things ever to happen to Bitcoin

September 22, 2014

“Ripley says it’s quite possible merchants will upgrade their systems in order to accept Apple Pay and then recognize that by simply installing another app they can realize the cost benefit of also accepting bitcoin payments.”


Talking Mobile Payments, Bitcoins, and Apple Pay with Glidera CEO David Ripley

September 22, 2014

“...there are many ‘bitcoin only’ wallets that do not take custody of customer funds and provide enhanced security. Further, many other ‘bitcoin only’ wallets offer interesting features and integrations (e.g. social media, map applications, etc.) that may appeal to specific segments of the population.”


Will Apple Pay Accelerate Bitcoin Adoption? A Chicago Startup is Betting on It

September 16, 2014

"We're happy to see Apple Pay and we believe that it will accelerate bitcoin adoption."


Why Apple Pay could succeed where others have had underwhelming results

September 14, 2014

David Ripley, co-founder and CEO of Bitcoin wallet Gildera, doesn't think Apple Pay will have that much of an influence on Bitcoin users, but he told Ars that the interaction could go the other way—with Apple teaching non-technologically savvy people how to use a virtual wallet. That could be good for Bitcoin, he argues. “Previously, paying with your phone could be sort of an obstacle for Bitcoin,” Ripley said. “For the most part if you pay with Bitcoin in a physical transaction, you have to pay with your phone... What Apple Pay is going to do is it's going to get some people more accustomed to using their phone. We don't think it's going to be a whole lot [of people] because the benefit isn't there, but for those [few] people, that obstacle isn't a new thing, it's 'this is how I pay for things.'”


With a Bitcoin ETF, Risk Isn't Virtual

September 8, 2014

"Once [an ETF] comes out, there might be new individuals getting interested, and that results in a near-term bump to the price," says David Ripley, chief executive of Glidera Inc., a Chicago maker of software that secures bitcoin users' wallets.

"That doesn't affect long-term price," he says. "The long term depends on whether the bitcoin network is adopted for its core properties to purchase goods and transfer money." says Dave Ripley, CEO of Glidera.


The Tom Anderson Show

August 21, 2014


“The growth of the Bitcoin network will be determined by real user adoption. Glidera is working to provide services to make this possible.”, shares Dave Ripley, CEO of Glidera.


The Bill LuMaye Show

August 18, 2014


“Bitcoin is an open and global platform that allows all individuals across the world to participate in the digital financial economy”, according to Glidera CEO, Dave Ripley.


Controlled Chaos with Gary Garver

August 7, 2014


“The public blockchain can lead to a more transparent financial system with substantial benefits for individuals.”, says Dave Ripley, CEO of Glidera.


CoinReport issues Profile of Glidera

July 30, 2014

Ripley said his company is focused on developing products for consumers and businesses that leverage the decentralized nature of the virtual currency, saying:

“Through our multi-signature architecture, Glidera provides incredibly easy to use products, yet does not compromise user control. Many other companies attempt to provide easy products (e.g. bitcoin wallets), but they take control of customer bitcoin and do not provide adequate transparency about their customers’ funds.”


Glidera talks with the LA Times about Bitcoin and reducing fraud

July 29, 2014

“The answer to that security issue might come in the form of bitcoin escrow services serving as an intermediary, bitcoin start-up founder David Ripley said.”


Cryptoarticles interview with David Ripley about Glidera

July 26, 2014

“Glidera is a new Bitcoin startup headquartered in Chicago, IL. Our mission is to provide easy, secure products and services that maintain user control and provide transparency.

We feel that technology can democratize finance and bring tremendous efficiency and innovative new products. Throughout the history of money, we've always given our funds to custodial institutions. Tremendous friction has developed around the regulation required to protect consumers in this environment. The trustless distributed nature of Bitcoin can create huge, positive changes while delivering economic and social benefits,” says founder and CEO David Ripley.


Glidera Looks to Become Chicago's First Bitcoin Success Story

July 21, 2014

“Leveraging multi-signature architecture, Glidera is focused primarily on user control and transparency. The company has created a platform that requires three keys in order to access your bitcoins; the user has one key, Glidera has the second, and the third is offline. This way, the user still has control over his or her bitcoins while enjoying the security provided by a third party. If Glidera is hacked, like what happened to Mt. Gox or Flex Coin, only one key is stolen and the user's bitcoins are still safe.”


Show Me the Money: More Businesses Accepting Bitcoin as Currency

May 13, 2014

"[Merchants] are inevitably responsible for returning that money even though someone walked off with their product. Bitcoin—again, much much more fundamentally stronger security from that standpoint," says David Ripley, CEO of Glidera, another bitcoin startup company.


Meet Glidera, Chicago's first Bitcoin company

May 1, 2014

“The reason people are getting excited is that Glidera is stepping into the Bitcoin space at seemingly the perfect time: many companies have gone before them and failed (quite publically, might I add). Because of this, Glidera knows what it has to do to successfully release its full range of products and services for consumers and merchants, which it is aiming to do in the second half of 2014.”