Jan 13, 2021
PointPay is a UK-regulated company which has been operating since 2018. PointPay Team has created all-in-one cryptocurrency ecosystem of 10 fully functional products.
PointPay disrupts regular banking system with its innovative approach targeted to crypto mass-adoption. The one-stop fintech platform offers a full range of financial services within the first in the world PointPay Blockchain-based Bank enabling clients to open crypto checking and crypto savings account in most popular cryptocurrencies (Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin, etc) and stable coins (USDT, USDC, DAI, etc.), and earn interest with daily accruals. With PointPay Bank PointPay customers can issue invoices and send the funds via email address and take out a crypto loan under the collateral of some crypto either on the website or mobile app. For those who would like to join crypto market, PointPay offers to buy Bitcoin and Ethereum with debit and credit cards, SEPA, Samsung Pay and Apple Pay through PointPay Payment System with more than 40 fiat currencies with global processing coverage. PointPay uses military-grade encryption hence the storage of funds is completely secure with PointPay Crypto Wallet. PointPay customers can order VISA crypto debit card and instantly convert their crypto to fiat and spend it in more than 25 million outlets worldwide. Just one account needed to start using all the PointPay products.
The future is here.
PointPay Blockchain-based Bank The first in the world blockchain bank with bitcoin, dollar stable-coin and tokenized gold
PointPay Crypto Exchange
PointPay Crypto Wallet
PointPay Payment System
Conception of products
Just one account needed to start using all the PointPay products.
Additional informationPointPay Team has created a course of educational video tutorials for beginners to make crypto mass-adoption happen.
The PointPay Payment system
The PointPay Payment System (PPPS) aims to solve one of the most pressing issues in the cryptocurrency space - liquidity of crypto assets. While they are normally intended as payment methods, actually spending cryptocurrency is no easy task, especially when the vendors accept only FIAT payments. PPPS solves this by integrating with payment providers and leveraging its own cryptocurrency exchange service.
What happens behind the scenes when you swipe your card or touch the point of sale terminal with your phone while buying goods?
5 This process might be subject to change as the system is currently under development
You link your card previously issued by a fully licensed and PCI DSS6 compliant bank (selected and approved as a PointPay payment partner) to the crypto asset of your choice using our app7
Information goes from the merchant to a bank that is providing payment services to that particular merchant
That bank is called Acquirer and his servers know what payment system is used at the moment so it routes information to the correct payment system
The payment system knows what bank issued your card and the information
flows to it
This bank checks if you have enough funds and then send positive or negative
So this is how it works in general. We will add just one more simple step for you to this sequence and you will be able to use your crypto assets in brick and mortar stores, ATMs and even at online shops!
The PointPay Wallet
A cryptocurrency wallet is a software program that stores private and public keys and interacts with various blockchain to enable users to send and receive digital currency and monitor their balance. If you want to use Bitcoin or any other cryptocurrency, you will need to have a digital wallet.8
Comfort of usage
The PointPay Wallet (PPW) is a cryptocurrency wallet following all established and proven best practices. It has the following features:
● Easy transfer of funds to another user by some identification (email, phone and user-defined id).
● Support of all currencies on the PointPay platform.
● Easy overview of the user’s crypto holding and transactions.
● Can facilitate transfers to both PPW and non-PPW-users.
● Multi-platform support.
Cryptocurrency transactions occur all the time. Most of those transactions are done in small amounts (such as small purchases and payments to merchants). On the other hand, large money transfers are a lot more seldom and require better security and validation.
This is where the concepts of Hot and Cold wallets in the cryptocurrency space come from.
● Hot Wallets or Hot Storage (HS) are wallets which are constantly connected to the internet which makes them less secure. They, however, offer a higher speed of execution and availability. In the PointPay system, only a small amount of funds will be kept in HS. Users will be able to operate with funds within the HS without the approval of the PointPay supervisors (SV). Regardless of this fact, this does not mean that the funds in those wallets will not be monitored. They will be under PointPay’s Hot Storage Fraud Policy (HSFP) which automatically detects fraud patterns and alerts the SV.
● Cold wallets or Cold Storage (CS) are air-gapped9 wallets which are considered state of the art in cryptocurrency security. They are not constantly connected to a network and require an SV interaction with the cold storage in order to approve a transaction. For example, let's assume that Bob wants to send Alice 1000 ETH. After he clicks the “Send” button, SV is notified about the large transaction. The transaction remains in “Waiting for moderation” status until the SV approves the transaction. After he checks the transaction for validity, the SV transfers ETH to Alice using CS. After a blockchain confirmation is received, the transaction’s status is changed to “Done”.
Using HS requires extra commissions and makes large-amount transactions slow and not user-friendly. What happens if the user wants to manage his money in a fast and secure way, even without supervision? In this case, the SESA and PPM technologies used.
PointPay Mirroring and Special Extra Secure Accounts
Any user can enable Special Extra Secure Accounts (SESA) as an option. If this is done, every transaction afterwards must be confirmed with a special payment password. All of the user's secure-sensitive data will be encrypted with this password. Even if another person has full access to the PointPay system, they still cannot decrypt this data.
In the event where the user loses his payment password, it will be recoverable, by passing an extended verification procedure. This is possible due to PointPay Mirroring (PPM), that includes asymmetric cryptography and PointPay Mirroring Storage (PPMS).
So what is PPM? When a user enables SESA and sets his Payment Password, this information is sent to PPMS in encrypted form. The encrypted form is produced using public/private key cryptography.
Private key from this public key is stored in cold storage, access to which granted only to SV. User can disable Mirroring when enabling SESA, but in this case, they will not be able to restore the data if Payment Password lost.
As an additional security measure, the user can choose to enable 2FA10 (two-factor authentication) checks for SESA, that will make checks in PG.
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