Tony Gallippi, Co-Founder and Chairman of BitPay, has joined the FLiK Advisory Board.
FLiK's Founder, Ryan Felton, states, "Tony is a visionary pioneer in the development of real-world Bitcoin business applications, and he's a celebrated figure within the Bitcoin and blockchain community. I first met Tony when he hired my firm to Produce and Direct the first bitcoin-related television commercials for BitPay in 2014. I'm grateful that Tony has accepted our invitation to join our Advisory Board and share his keen insight as we develop and deploy our entertainment platform. In short, this is great news for FLiK, and we couldn't be happier."
“Ryan’s vision for FLiK is exactly what the entertainment industry needs,” says Gallippi. “We need a video streaming service that is substantially more friendly to independent film producers around the world, and with more options for consumers. We need a service that can operate from day one with global availability. Bitcoin and BitPay can help make this happen and I’m excited to be advising the project.”
About Tony Gallippi: As the co-founder of BitPay, Tony Gallippi has been responsible for a number of large businesses adopting bitcoin payments. During the surge of popularity of bitcoin, Gallippi was featured regularly in the media discussing bitcoin and BitPay. Around the same period, comparisons were drawn between BitPay and PayPal, with some including CNN, suggesting that one day processors like BitPay could eventually replace conventional online payment systems such as PayPal.
In 2013, BitPay became the largest processor of bitcoin payments worldwide, and began securing partnerships with major companies like Microsoft, Intel, VISA, Newegg, Shopify, and more.
Gallippi was invited by the US Senate to speak about bitcoin and the financial markets in November 2013. He stated that fraud coming from credit card payments costs businesses in the United States around $20 billion each year, and bitcoin is a far more secure form of payment for ecommerce.
In 2017 BitPay is processing bitcoin payments at a rate exceeding $1 Billion per year and rapidly growing B2B payments over the bitcoin rails.
About BitPay: BitPay has offices in North America, Europe, and South America and has raised over $32 million from top investors including Index Ventures, Peter Thiel's Founders Fund, and Sir Richard Branson. For more information on BitPay and what it's doing in the world of payments, visit www.bitpay.com or email [email protected]