International Women’s Day, Coinsecure and Others

March 8 marks International Women’s Day, celebrated across the world as a symbol of women empowerment and encouragement. The celebration of Women’s Day is ingrained into the corporate culture where the companies show appreciation to their women employees by either sending out greetings, small gifts etc.

Coinsecure, one of the leading Indian bitcoin company has decided to celebrate International Women’s Day by using bitcoin to empower the women folk across in India and abroad. The company, in its blog and a mailer sent out to all its users, mention that intend to cater to the unbanked female population in India. in addition, the company also showcases the women in Coinsecure’s leadership in its blog post. As a commitment, Coinsecure has also announced that it will be looking forward to enabling more women use and trade bitcoin.

In other news, the Bitcoin company also organized an Ask Me Anything session on Twitter. Anyone with questions regarding Coinsecure or digital currency could send a tweet with their queries and a hashtag #AskAbiAnything. As per the response by the company’s Business Development Officer for one of the queries, Coinsecure will soon be launching an Android application. Until now, the trading platform has been available only on the web platform. With most Indians being predominantly Android users, it is not sure whether there will be an iOS application any time soon.

India is one of the emerging markets in the Bitcoin sectors. The Indian Bitcoin market is currently dominated by three major players – Coinsecure, Unocoin and Zebpay.

Unocoin is an alumni of Boost VC accelerator and it is also funded by Barry Silbert of the Digital Currency Group fame. On the other hand, Zebpay has an award winning mobile only platform available on both iOS and Android devices. The company recently announced a variety of new features on their application.

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The leading Indian mobile bitcoin platform, Zebpay has today introduced a set of new features on its mobile application. Currently available only on Android platform, the new features allow users to set future buy and sell orders on the application.

Zebpay is the first Indian mobile only bitcoin platform available on Android and iOS platforms. So, far the feature rich platform has been offering its bitcoin wallet service along with an option to pay their postpaid mobile phone bills, recharge prepaid phone credits, exchange bitcoin for INR and vice versa. Zebpay also allows its users to buy prepaid gift cards for leading e-commerce, event ticketing and food platforms in the country with bitcoin.

According to the company’s press release, Zebpay has registered tremendous growth in the past 6 months. With over 25000 installs and crossing INR 20 crores turnover. With the new set of features, the company intends to attract the most serious users who are in tested in trading by leveraging upon the volatility of bitcoin prices. These new features allow Zebpay users to do the following:

Users can now choose to maintain their fiat balance alongside bitcoin balance in their Zebpay accounts. These balances can be used directly to buy or sell bitcoin instantly. The future trade option allows users set bid and ask prices of their choice. These orders will be executed once a matching offer is found. The future trade option allows users to decide the value they wish to get out of their bitcoin and fiat assets. Users will now be able to access blockchain transaction ids of their bitcoin transactions. This will help users track the status of their transactions. Earlier, it was not possible to access the transaction id on Zebpay, leading to people enquiring about their transaction status by calling the customer care.

Zebpay has come a long way since its inception. We believe that the company has few more surprises in the works which will be revealed soon.