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Hello and welcome to ECHO - The brand new social messenger that protects your privacy and supports all your favorite digital currencies plus Fiat! We can finally store, trade and spend our beloved Bitcoins, ETH, Dash or Doge everywhere we go with a simple chat message. ECHO will live encrypt and decentralize all your text-, video-, audio- and transfer messages through IPFS and scale thanks to the powerful Graphene toolkit.

We are happy to announce a Blockchain Wallet 2.0 that everybody can easily adopt too. Thank you that you took an interest in our platform and I hope we can earn your trust and passion that ECHO is the next logical step bringing digital currencies to anybody. Join the revolution of social messaging and join our ECHO live chat and get in contact with us. We would love to hear your opinion about ECHO.

Thank you again and see you around!

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Christoph Hering, Founder & CEO




Can you believe that we are living in 2016 and regular money transfers still take days? Politicians are calling for the war on cash and we are all terrorized by IBAN, SWIFT, and other ugly bank account information. Sending money to your family and friends have never been so confusing, frustrating and time-consuming as of today.

Over the last few years, we have seen a major jump in innovation with the emerge of the Bitcoin and Blockchain technology and we finally have an easier way to send our money. But Bitcoin was only the beginning and the real innovation is Blockchain technology itself. The Blockchain revolution has brought us control over our data and our money. We finally are in a position of control, we are the owner of our personal data and we decide what to do with that, free from 3rd parties with interest in those positions of great influence. But now what?
We have this great technology but mainstream adoption is slow and even Bitcoin was not successful yet to tear down the crypto barrier and introduce Bitcoin as an easy payment system for the masses.

We at ECHO think it is about time to think outside the crypto box, leverage modern Blockchain 2.0 technologies, and introduce a revolutionary 2.0 mobile wallet that supports all kinds of crypto and fiat currencies (!) in one app and merge the wallet with a social messaging platform!

ECHO is a state of the art social messenger with an all supporting global payment system as its driving engine.

Regular consumers do not need the 10th boring mobile payment app or another banking app. They need an easy & fun platform where they like to spend most of their time! That is the idea of ECHO. A new fun social messenger with self-destructing, peer-to-peer encrypted messages, and a global payment platform. Send selfies, emojis or money to your friends in a flash!



The primary goal of ECHO is to change how we share value with our family and friends today. On the one side, ECHO makes money transfer easy again. Sending money to your family and friends should be as easy as sending a text message! On the other side, ECHO reinvents our daily communication systems. Decentralized, peer-to-peer encrypted chat, voice and video messages are standard with our app.

Read more about how ECHO is starting a revolution in social messaging and introducing social cash!
  • ECHO is a decentralized P2P encrypted social messaging & digital payment platform. The platform is built on top of the Graphene Blockchain and leverages IPFS data storage.
  • ECHO is the first multi currency wallet that supports Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and Fiat like USD, EUR, and CNY in one wallet!
  • ECHO is a decentralized, P2P, encrypted communications app (voice, video, and chat) built on the Graphene Blockchain and IPFS
  • ECHO is a mobile payment app that does not market crypto currencies at all! Regular ECHO users will not see any hash codes, IBAN, SWIFT or other confusing crypto terminology!
  • ECHO is inspired by the super successful social messenger WeChat with +650 million active monthly users.



ECHO is currently under development and has already finished the first POC’s (proof of concept). We are now raising additional funds to develop the IPFS based social messenger and merge it with the mobile wallet. We are in negotiations with leading industry partners in the retail, and money transfer industry to provide additional payment hotspots and easier Fiat Gateways to fund your ECHO account. The ECHO team is also working with several accelerator programs in Europe to ensure the successful launch of the product.

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  • We want to unite all crypto communities and invite them to support the ECHO project and provide everybody a free social messenger // mobile wallet for their crypto currency
  • We are organizing a united community crowd sale to fund the development of the ECHO app
  • We will introduce a fresh, fun and state of the art messenger and wallet interface this year 2016
  • We will acquire the necessary licenses to operate as a money transfer institution in central Europe
  • We will add additional features like Stealth transactions, new currencies, and payment features to the ECHO platform
  • We will publish an open API for everyone so that other Start-ups can build on top of ECHO and provide extra value to the community
  • We will introduce a global withdraw network. Withdraw your funds via bank transfer or in cash worldwide


The team of ECHO is currently preparing all the marketing and video material for a future crowd funding. ECHO is an app for both worlds, the crypto community and the average consumer who does not care about Bitcoin or Blockchains at all. We want to unite both worlds and build an awesome new social messenger with social cash! We will publish the details of the ECHO crowd funding in the near future.

If you like our idea already and want to support us please donate BTC to 37xDWR5wiNQYLWoZcYMpXk2WEuyeWPZoiH

Every Satoshi helps!!! Thank you a lot!



ECHO will be developed as a free mobile application for iOS and Androids smart phones. ECHO will be coming with a built-in digital wallet 2.0 and provide fully encrypted and decentralized instant messaging (Text, Audio, Video, Pictures) provided via IPFS. ECHO will give any user the power to instantly send and receive all major crypto currencies Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Dash and BitShares’ SmartCoins to family and friends.  ECHO users can send funds via the chat window, e-mail, phone number or ECHO-ID (e.g. echowallet1). No copy paste, no hashcodes, no annoying IBAN or Swift codes anymore! You even can scan QR-Codes at your favorite restaurant, retail chain or online store to transfer funds.

We all learned that the masses are frustrated with the current solutions but do not care enough about Bitcoin to adopt it. Most people do not have the time or motivation to get engaged with crypto currencies let alone care to learn about blockchain, cold storage, private keys or hashcodes. ECHO solves this problem by avoiding all the talk about crypto currency technologies, taking advantage of the great user experience of instant money transfer and packaging it into a modern fun social messenger. Crypto currency users will instantly adapt to the messenger and can send all kinds of crypto to their contacts without having to copy/paste long annoying hashcode addresses. ECHO will handle all that in the background without compromises. Each ECHO user handles and stores their own private keys in the app. People who are new to the concept of crypto currencies do not need to bother to learn since the ECHO interface is familiar, easy to understand and fun to use.

To conclude, ECHO introduces the first of its kind remote control for a 2.0 blockchain wallet, merged with a state of the art social messenger. We make money transfer and social messaging  easy again. ECHO is connecting millions through encrypted messaging and instant money transfers.






  • Free unlimited private instant messaging
  • Secure, private and encrypted text messaging. All communications are always encrypted and distributed over the IPFS Network
  • Easy fun and secure money transfer to your family and friends
  • Instant money transfer worldwide in 3 seconds
  • Supporting all kinds of crypto and fiat currencies in one wallet
  • Providing price stable crypto currencies (!) and loyalty tokens thanks to Graphene technologies
  • Stealth transactions
  • Easy fund deposit/withdraw via crypto currencies, direct debit and credit cards
  • Pay with ECHO at all modern SmartCoins POS (point of sale) systems
  • Total control over your private key and passphrase in your ECHO wallet
  • Profitable. Be rewarded for introducing new users to the network
  • Free app for iOS and Android - 100% Open Source



Don't see your favorite digital currency listed? Contact us at [email protected]



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When a new ECHO user registers an account we can choose his unique ECHO-ID, but we will register a random account name on the BitShares Blockchain to protect his privacy. Some people could register their full real Name as ECHO-ID and therefore trackable in the Block Explorer. It is our goal to protect non-crypto users and will prohibit third parties to match ECHO-ID and BitShares wallet addresses. That means you can see the wallet through the explorer but you do not know who it is.



BitShares Munich is a FinTech / Blockchain development company from Munich Germany. We are developing point-of-sales and mobile payment software based on modern Blockchain technologies. We are passionate Blockchain enthusiast and want to provide easy to use software for everybody.
Contact us for more information: Chris[member=73]bitshares[/member]-Munich.de



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Re: ECHO : Private Chat + Instant Digital Payments
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2016, 04:05:37 pm »
Nice to finally see an actual service using BitShares, this is what we need.

You claim it's secure and user's have privacy, will you make it open source? Otherwise there will be no way to actually know it is. Maybe the crowd sale, if you do one, can pay for the intellectual propriety and then you can open source it?
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Re: ECHO : Private Chat + Instant Digital Payments
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2016, 04:34:53 pm »
ECHO - Merging private chat with instant money transfer connecting people around the world.


Echo is a revolution in Messaging
  • Private - ECHO messages are heavily encrypted and can self-destruct. You decide how long your messages´ life.
  • Free - ECHO chat is free forever. No adds. No subscription fees. No hidden fees.
  • Flexible - ECHO can be fully customized. Change the background, download new stickers and emoji, create your own and many more. Time to explore!
  • Fun - ECHO gives you the best messaging experience, make no compromises, enjoy your truly private chat with your friends.
  • Secure - ECHO protects your data from hackers with Blockchain technology.
  • Distributed - ECHO servers are spread worldwide for security and speed. Your messages are stored in the cloud and 100% protected, no matter where you life.


Your secure cloud wallet.
  • Instant - ECHO enables instant P2P money transfer via photo, e-mail or text message. Send money to your friends, pay in stores, online or remit to your family.
  • Secure - ECHO does not hold your money or data. Your funds are 100% secured and protected in the Blockchain cloud. ECHO is your private remote control for your cloud wallet.
  • Cheap - ECHO wallet is a cheap alternative to your existing online wallet. No monthly fees, no negative interest rates. You just pay a small fee for your money transfer.
  • Transparent - ECHO is 100% transparent. No hidden fees. No gambling with your money. You can easily track your money transfer history.
  • Multiple Currencies - ECHO supports multiple currencies. Send your preferred currency for no extra charges around the world. Store your wealth regardless where you live.
  • Financial Services - ECHO provides financial services for the developed and undeveloped world. Simple download the app and open a new account within a few minutes.

The best of two worlds: chatting + paying in one app

ECHO is a product of BitShares Munich and will be build based on the BitShares Blockchain. We at BitShares Munich are convinced we have now:
  • a good software portfolio ready (mobile payment wallet, POS software)
  • scaling developing team
  • Graphene Blockchain
  • an awesome BitShares community to take this project to the market.
We would like to invite you all to this journey to develop this app and market it to users outside the Crypto scene. I am confided that ECHO will be a stunning product for digital payments and secure chatting. ECHO will be also a great example for other Entrepreneurs to show what kind of products can be built with BitShares Technology. BitShares Munich will start with developing the app for Android and iOS as soon as we get the initial seed funding!

We are currently talking to different Accelerator programs in Germany and early bird investors around Europe to raise the required seed funding for this project. We already have the confirmation from the Fintech Forum in Frankfurt and will pitch ECHO to +200 Fintech professionals + 20 Banks and VC´s end of April. I will also pitch ECHO on several FinTech Events in Germany, Switzerland, France and UK during the next months.

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Re: ECHO : Private Chat + Instant Digital Payments
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2016, 05:12:42 pm »
[member=16353]Akado[/member] We did not decide yet if we make the whole code open source. However since all funds are stored on the BitShares Graphene blockchain, ECHO has no control over the user funds. Even if ECHO as a company fails, no user funds are lost because they could be recovered via a regular BitShares exchange. We probably offer a ECHO password recovery service for regular users. People simply forget passwords, so that means we will manage brain keys if the users hires us to do so.

[member=41636]pam2[/member] Our current mobile wallet has most of the features for ECHO already. We will change the interface and add the additional chat features. We will also add some extra security and UI/X filters so that the end user will not see any fistbumbs, or other unwanted UIA´s. The user will be able to change his settings but the main focus are feed backed assets.
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Re: ECHO : Private Chat + Instant Digital Payments
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2016, 05:17:22 pm »
[member=16353]Akado[/member] We did not decide yet if we make the whole code open source. However since all funds are stored on the BitShares Graphene blockchain, ECHO has no control over the user funds. Even if ECHO as a company fails, no user funds are lost because they could be recovered via a regular BitShares exchange. We probably offer a ECHO password recovery service for regular users. People simply forget passwords, so that means we will manage brain keys if the users hires us to do so.

Sorry I wasn't specific. My question was related to messages. Funds I know are safe assuming you use BitShares and everyone has their own private keys. Still, there could be code that also has access to the user's private keys when they create them since they're using your service I guess.

I believe you have good intentions, but expect people to question that sort of stuff. In this space people don't trust projects that are not open source, even though that doesn't mean the code is clean.
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Re: ECHO : Private Chat + Instant Digital Payments
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2016, 05:40:17 pm »
[member=16353]Akado[/member] We did not decide yet if we make the whole code open source. However since all funds are stored on the BitShares Graphene blockchain, ECHO has no control over the user funds. Even if ECHO as a company fails, no user funds are lost because they could be recovered via a regular BitShares exchange. We probably offer a ECHO password recovery service for regular users. People simply forget passwords, so that means we will manage brain keys if the users hires us to do so.

Sorry I wasn't specific. My question was related to messages. Funds I know are safe assuming you use BitShares and everyone has their own private keys. Still, there could be code that also has access to the user's private keys when they create them since they're using your service I guess.

I believe you have good intentions, but expect people to question that sort of stuff. In this space people don't trust projects that are not open source, even though that doesn't mean the code is clean.

Yeah these are good points. I am collecting them all for a long FAQ and the future customer service. However I am sure we will work the details out over the next months. ECHO is a regular Fintech startup and will work with all kind of potential partners in and out of the industry. It is my personal goal to demonstrate BitShares awesome technology with ECHO. 

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Re: ECHO : Private Chat + Instant Digital Payments
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2016, 05:41:47 pm »
[member=16353]Akado[/member] We did not decide yet if we make the whole code open source. However since all funds are stored on the BitShares Graphene blockchain, ECHO has no control over the user funds. Even if ECHO as a company fails, no user funds are lost because they could be recovered via a regular BitShares exchange. We probably offer a ECHO password recovery service for regular users. People simply forget passwords, so that means we will manage brain keys if the users hires us to do so.

Sorry I wasn't specific. My question was related to messages. Funds I know are safe assuming you use BitShares and everyone has their own private keys. Still, there could be code that also has access to the user's private keys when they create them since they're using your service I guess.

I believe you have good intentions, but expect people to question that sort of stuff. In this space people don't trust projects that are not open source, even though that doesn't mean the code is clean.

Yeah these are good points. I am collecting them all for a long FAQ and the future customer service. However I am sure we will work the details out over the next months. ECHO is a regular Fintech startup and will work with all kind of potential partners in and out of the industry. It is my personal goal to demonstrate BitShares awesome technology with ECHO.

Good luck with it! It's awesome to finally see some potential real world usage for BitShares, out of this box we're in. Finally something that can reach more people without them having to know all the details. This is the exact type of stuff we need.
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« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2016, 06:35:00 pm »
[member=16353]Akado[/member] We did not decide yet if we make the whole code open source. However since all funds are stored on the BitShares Graphene blockchain, ECHO has no control over the user funds. Even if ECHO as a company fails, no user funds are lost because they could be recovered via a regular BitShares exchange. We probably offer a ECHO password recovery service for regular users. People simply forget passwords, so that means we will manage brain keys if the users hires us to do so.

Sorry I wasn't specific. My question was related to messages. Funds I know are safe assuming you use BitShares and everyone has their own private keys. Still, there could be code that also has access to the user's private keys when they create them since they're using your service I guess.

I believe you have good intentions, but expect people to question that sort of stuff. In this space people don't trust projects that are not open source, even though that doesn't mean the code is clean.

Yeah these are good points. I am collecting them all for a long FAQ and the future customer service. However I am sure we will work the details out over the next months. ECHO is a regular Fintech startup and will work with all kind of potential partners in and out of the industry. It is my personal goal to demonstrate BitShares awesome technology with ECHO.

Yeah crypto space is powered by open source. It's bring credibility. With many mobile wallet in the space and more to come, ECHO has to stand out by building a strong community that has confidence in the product.  This could be one of our Horseman toward  mobile public blockchain market. Same as AirBitz with Bitcoin, Jaxx with Ethereum and others. Open source the code will be a great add-on for adoption, like AirBitz's Edge Security Platform https://airbitz.co/

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« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2016, 01:06:45 pm »
[member=16353]Akado[/member] We did not decide yet if we make the whole code open source. However since all funds are stored on the BitShares Graphene blockchain, ECHO has no control over the user funds. Even if ECHO as a company fails, no user funds are lost because they could be recovered via a regular BitShares exchange. We probably offer a ECHO password recovery service for regular users. People simply forget passwords, so that means we will manage brain keys if the users hires us to do so.

Sorry I wasn't specific. My question was related to messages. Funds I know are safe assuming you use BitShares and everyone has their own private keys. Still, there could be code that also has access to the user's private keys when they create them since they're using your service I guess.

I believe you have good intentions, but expect people to question that sort of stuff. In this space people don't trust projects that are not open source, even though that doesn't mean the code is clean.

Yeah these are good points. I am collecting them all for a long FAQ and the future customer service. However I am sure we will work the details out over the next months. ECHO is a regular Fintech startup and will work with all kind of potential partners in and out of the industry. It is my personal goal to demonstrate BitShares awesome technology with ECHO.

Good luck with it! It's awesome to finally see some potential real world usage for BitShares, out of this box we're in. Finally something that can reach more people without them having to know all the details. This is the exact type of stuff we need.
Yep a day to day user friendly product that will help spread bitshares. can't say how many times l've wanted to giveaway some BTS to some crypto-enthusiast and always hesitate they will not have a good experience with our current mobile wallet. So i just give them some bitcoin with an easy app like AirBitz. Can't wait to see ours. Can getting OPENPOS UIA help?

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This looks awesome. How can one invest now?

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this is great news at seems to be a solid app!!!

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PS will you somehow also act like a market-maker so your users will find easy bitUSD, bitEUR etc. ?  (at least for the beginning where liquidity is not great)
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would it be not a good idea to transfer our chats/talks from slack & telegram to ECHO now?   ;)


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This looks awesome. How can one invest now?

I would assume that buying OPENPOS is an investment in ECHO since the current Bitshares mobile wallet is clearly the precursor to ECHO (see below) and OPENPOS has funded development of the current wallet.  [member=38926]Chris4210[/member], [member=30868]kenCode[/member], can you guys confirm that as you seek additional funding for ECHO, OPENPOS investors will be recognized for the early seed funding they provided?  Thanks!

[member=41636]pam2[/member] Our current mobile wallet has most of the features for ECHO already. We will change the interface and add the additional chat features. We will also add some extra security and UI/X filters so that the end user will not see any fistbumbs, or other unwanted UIA´s. The user will be able to change his settings but the main focus are feed backed assets.


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This looks awesome. How can one invest now?

I would assume that buying OPENPOS is an investment in ECHO since the current Bitshares mobile wallet is clearly the precursor to ECHO (see below) and OPENPOS has funded development of the current wallet.  [member=38926]Chris4210[/member], [member=30868]kenCode[/member], can you guys confirm that as you seek additional funding for ECHO, OPENPOS investors will be recognized for the early seed funding they provided?  Thanks!

[member=41636]pam2[/member] Our current mobile wallet has most of the features for ECHO already. We will change the interface and add the additional chat features. We will also add some extra security and UI/X filters so that the end user will not see any fistbumbs, or other unwanted UIA´s. The user will be able to change his settings but the main focus are feed backed assets.


Thanks. I think i already have some openpos. Better check!