Sri Lankan technopreneurs behind Silicon Valley-based Auxenta Inc. ‘Bitcoin Bazaar’ launch
Tuesday, 9 September 2014 02:00
Top notch local team involved in first truly mobile marketplace app for buyers and sellers of Bitcoin
Auxenta Inc., an innovative software and QA engineering services and technology product consulting company headquartered in Silicon Valley with operations in Colombo, recently launched a mobile marketplace app for buying and selling Bitcoins, the leading crypto-currency.
Auxenta built the app named Bitcoin Bazaar for Bay Area startup Bay Coins, LLC. The app which is now available for iOS and Android devices makes it the first fully functional app for matching buyers and sellers of Bitcoin on both platforms.
The app lets users find buyers and sellers in their neighbourhood, using location services from their mobile phone, and lets buyers and sellers transact using cash without needing to enter bank or financial information into the app. Bitcoin Bazaar is available on iTunes App Store and Google Play.
Auxenta co founder and CTO Dr. Shahani Markus Weerawarana, who is also CTO of Bay Coins, said: “Mobile is a natural fit for those who want to trade Bitcoins, and buying or selling with cash is still the easiest way to acquire the currency. In the past, finding someone near you to transact with wasn’t easy with mobile devices. With Bitcoin Bazaar, anyone can buy or sell Bitcoin in person easily.”
Dr. Weerawarana, a Computer Science Ph.D. from Purdue University, and former CTO of the ICT Agency of Sri Lanka, helped launch Bay Coins alongside MIT alumnus and long-time colleague Prasath Nanayakkara. The duo also co founded Auxenta in Sunnyvale, CA.
Nanayakkara, who has an extensive track record and deep experience in delivering software solutions for Fortune 1000 companies, has now channelled his wealth of experience into rapidly establishing Auxenta in the crypto currency and mobile apps space, while maintaining a pristine focus on cutting edge QA services.
“We utilise a highly-successful, proven hybrid model with talented remote teams and US management to build and grow successful partnerships. As a pioneer crypto currency solution services provider, Auxenta helps companies fast-track their crypto currency solutions and their crypto 2.0 concept innovations.”
Nanayakkara stated that Auxenta is the first crypto currency solution provider to accept BTC or alt coins as payment for consultancy services. Bitcoin Bazaar will support additional crypto-currencies in the future.