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CoinFlip’s Tampa team helps launch crypto investment app

Veronica Brezina



CoinFlip's Olliv application. Image provided.

As cryptocurrency adoption spreads globally, Bitcoin ATM operator CoinFlip is on a mission to educate and onboard investors who remain hesitant about entering the space. 

CoinFlip, which is based in Chicago and has a Crypto Experience Center in Tampa, is demystifying the decentralized market for potential investors by launching Olliv, a new online self-custody platform and application tool. 

Olliv provides step-by-step guidance for consumers buying, selling, sending, receiving and swapping assets securely via a digital wallet, removing the uncertainty of unknown third-party custodians. 

“We’ve built this for the people who don’t know how to get started,” said Olliv VP of Marketing Ella Wypasek. “We are here to facilitate the transaction and ensure it’s safe and simple – we don’t want to own your assets.”

CoinFlip’s engineering team in Tampa has been instrumental in developing the Olliv platform. 

“At the Tampa center, we’ve had conversations with consumers and crypto introduction classes that have helped shape the product,” Wypasek said. 

Over 100 people in Tampa have visited the center every month since its opening last year in Sparkman Wharf. 

CoinFlip’s 8,000-square-foot Crypto Experience Center in downtown Tampa. Photo by Veronica Brezina.

In leveraging CoinFlip’s existing network of 4,000 crypto ATMs, Olliv will bridge the gap between physical and digital investing, according to the company. 

“We want this to be a peer-to-peer experience, and adding the system into our kiosks is a unique opportunity to go from cash to crypto,” Wypasek said. “Our goal is to not only make a simple platform for people to dabble in, but we also want to make crypto a part of their daily life.” 

The CoinFlip ATMs inside the center. Photo by Veronica Brezina.

“We envision a future where everyone can participate in the digital economy and utilize their holdings to make everyday purchases and gain access to previously hard-to-buy assets such as precious metals, real estate and energy without the need for frustrating third-party intermediaries,” Rory Herriman, chief technology, digital and strategy officer of CoinFlip, said in a prepared statement. “Our vision for Olliv is to innovate and break down barriers around safety, security and sovereignty to empower people to invest and give them individual ownership of their assets thanks to the accessibility cryptocurrency provides.”

The app is officially launching this week in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. 

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