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stuart
@soppstu · CEO Current
Hey Eric,

Thanks for hunting Current.

We have created Current because we believe sending money should be as easy as sending a message and should be accessible from the platform you are using.

Current’s first integration is with Slack so anyone can use the platform to pay their colleagues - for a work lunch, or a coffee, or a job well done. We are available on iOS and on the web – giving you a few different ways on day one to send money to friends, family and coworkers, simply, instantly and for free.

We have a great mix of finance, tech and product people working out of NYC to bring this exciting next-generation payment platform to you. Hope you check it out and give us feedback, let me know if you have any questions.

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Eric Friedman
@ericfriedman · Head of Expa Labs
Hello Product Hunt! I am really excited to hunt the newest Expa New York Company Current.com with you today. Learning in public is a great part of posting here and I am hoping to get into some great questions and get feedback as we launch our Slack integration today. The Current team has built an incredibly powerful and versatile payments platform that makes it easy to pay and transact as easy as sending a message to a friend or colleague in Slack.

The team is also exploring what the intersection of messaging and payments really means and the role of Current in this space.

Using Current in Slack teams for the past few months has been helpful to pay people back quickly. Building on top of other ecosystems makes sense over time - and today we are focused on Slack.

Please let us know what you think, and if you use Slack it would be great to get feedback.
M
stuart
@soppstu · CEO Current
Hey Eric,

Thanks for hunting Current.

We have created Current because we believe sending money should be as easy as sending a message and should be accessible from the platform you are using.

Current’s first integration is with Slack so anyone can use the platform to pay their colleagues - for a work lunch, or a coffee, or a job well done. We are available on iOS and on the web – giving you a few different ways on day one to send money to friends, family and coworkers, simply, instantly and for free.

We have a great mix of finance, tech and product people working out of NYC to bring this exciting next-generation payment platform to you. Hope you check it out and give us feedback, let me know if you have any questions.
Simon Burns
@realsimonburns · Growth at Opendoor
Congrats on the launch - I've been hearing a lot about Current and it is amazing to see it live! First, the design of the landing page and product is on-point 🎉 💯 🙌🏼 Getting to a launch is no easy feat, you should be proud that you've made it this far!

1) What do you imagine the top use cases for in-Slack payments are? One of our investors has ChangeTip integrated within their portfolio company Slack channel and it has been interesting to see how it is used. So far it has been mostly for esoteric side bets. Do you think co-workers will repay each other for meals, drinks? Makes sense to abstract away Abacus and other expensing tools into the main communication workflow of Slack.

2) The onboarding process seems fairly lengthy, is there a reason SSN + photo ID is required for Current vs Square Cash/Venmo that just uses Jumio to scan cards and gets users started?

3) I'm curious why the CTA on the landing wasn't directly to mobile. Social payments are largely driven by mobile (within my demographic anyway), just curious on the product decision. I'm now awaiting approvals from Current on my photo ID and am on the Safari mobile web flow. From Current's perspective, an onboarded user with a credit card linkage is the completed flow and I'm in a holding period where I could have synced my card but that option isn't available. Also, I'd much rather a push notification when I'm ready to go, than an email. And certainly push notifications allows for two options for the app developer - you can optimize different re-engagement flows with both email and push as your arsenal. With the current flow, you only have email. Anyway, just my rather cringe-happy product review.

Love what you guys are doing, would love to grab coffee at some point!
JB
@jay_bee12345 · Founder
Hello,
I was instantly inspired by your product to ideate an unique use case you may wish to consider!..
Consider approaching existing online publication companies with an opportunity to create a Slack group..
For their writing teams creating an instant writing, review, revision, payment platform..
For optimal business transactions!
With the help of your payment Slackbot..
Examples: Yahoo News, Online Magazines, Professional Blogs, etc..
I thought of this because Slack is a platform to exchange written work + media which are the constituent factors of online publication companies products (articles.. which they share on Twitter!)..
I hope this was beneficial for you to read!
Thanks,
Jaswinder Brar.
Tommy Nicholas
@tommyrva · CEO @ Alloy
P2P payments is a notoriously horrible business. Even the big winner, Venmo, didn't create a lot of value for the investors/founders. Why go after this market at all?

This may seem like a negative comment but just to be clear - I'm excited about what you're doing and look forward to your answers!
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