About The Book
When Bitcoin was created in 2009, its most obvious use was as a way to send money across the planet as easily as sending an email.
The potential benefits for the 230 million migrants all over the world sending US$430 billion back home each year could be enormous. But beyond all the rhetoric, there is still the practical implementation that has yet to be sorted out.
This book collects stories about the pioneering startups who have been focusing on this exciting new space since 2013. From Nairobi to San Francisco to Manila, each new company brings us a little closer to the perfect solution: an affordable, safe, and universally accessible money transfer network unlike anything the world has ever seen.
Luis is a Manila-based entrepreneur specializing in cryptocurrencies, and has been focusing on the Bitcoin remittance space since 2014. With his startup Bloom, Luis helps money transfer businesses improve their processes with Bitcoin and the blockchain.
His past writing on Bitcoin and its impact on various industries has been featured on Quartz, Techcrunch, The Next Web, Tech in Asia, and Rappler. Luis has been building tech startups in the Philippines for nearly a decade, and blogs at Cryptonight.
A copy of the book can be obtained from: https://bloom.solutions/book
Our Speakers in this week’s episode:
Otter Labs -> Otter helps startups hire talented inexpensive developers faster through staff augmentation, focusing on Argentina.
Redeeem -> Redeeem is a decentralized peer-to-peer exchange that lets you save 15% or more on gift cards using Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.