Author: Leo Rafael Orpilla

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Bills Due Soon? Pay with Bitcoin at Coins.ph! No Comments

Some people think a digital currency would usually mean something like gold pieces from a video game or credit for online shopping, and while that would be true, the same just can't be said for Bitcoin. The cryptocurrency has grown so much since its birth in 2009, and before its peak back when $25 worth of pizza were bought with 10,000 BTC. Sure, the exchange rate is just a meager fourth of what i...


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OPINION: Is Getting into Bitcoin Worth It? No Comments

As a fourteen-year-old high school student who has to balance studying for a test and writing up an article, you’d assume my answer definitely has to be a yes, but say you had yourself quite a debt, and you’re flat broke with not a single peso in your pocket. Could bitcoin save you from such a crisis? Well, yes. As long as you have skill and talent you can pretty much at least get somewhere...


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The Filipino Guide to Traveling with Bitcoin 1 Comment

Summer is long over, but do you really have to wait until the next holiday to book a flight or a reservation? The best resorts and hotels open slots ahead of time, and they’d be overloaded with callers and clients by the time December or summer arrives once more, just to be disappointed that they were all taken. Here’s a guide to prevent that from happening to you, and with bitcoin right by yo...


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The Filipino Kickstarter to Using Bitcoin | Part 2 No Comments

If you’ve read the first part of this episodic informative article series, then you should be introduced to bitcoin already. You should already have a bitcoin wallet, know your bitcoin address and you should have an active presence in the community. So you’ve gotten yourself some bitcoin, now what are you going to do with it? You’re not exactly going to twiddle your thumbs again until someth...


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The Filipino Kickstarter to Using Bitcoin | Part 1 No Comments

So, you’re from the Philippines and you want to get into bitcoin? This guide is designed to help you get started and give you a kick start ahead into the bitcoin community. This article isn’t strictly for Filipino newcomers, but a lot of the tips here will refer to bitcoin services that are available or supported in the Philippines. BABY STEPS – THE WALLET The first thing you want to d...


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Why Your Business Should Care About Bitcoin in the Philippines No Comments

Bitcoin has become inescapable all around the world. From the headlines in the papers to the top story in tonight's news coverage, every now and then people talk about bitcoin, be it about a new service that accepts it or a rise or fall in exchange rates. But here in the Philippines, why should you care? Does the local sari-sari store even accept bitcoin? Does that person by the street even know w...


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Bitcoin sa Perspektibong Pangekonomiya No Comments

Ayon sa gobyerno ng Pilipinas, inaasahang magkaroon ng 7% na paglaki sa ekonomiya ng Pilipinas ngayong taong 2015. Habang nananatiling napakaoptimistiko pa ang pamahalaan mula sa mahinang paglaki noong unang kapat na nagpakita ng pinakamababang pagangat sa ekonomiya sa tatlong taon nang nakalilipas. Sinabi naman ng World Bank na makakatulong ang pagkakaroon ng mga remittance at pagbagsak ng presyo...


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The Philippine Bitcoin Scene No Comments

If you've lived under a rock for the past few years, you probably still don't even know what Bitcoin is. To give you a quick rundown, Bitcoin is a decentralized peer-to-peer digital currency. You'd probably think, "a what now?" Bitcoins are the currency of the internet, and is slowly being accepted as an alternative payment method due to its customer friendly transactions and ease of use, which...


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Bitcoin and Overseas Filipino Workers No Comments

According to the Commission on Filipinos Overseas in 2012, over 10 million Filipinos work abroad, away from their families and friends, to earn and profit more to be able to provide and support their family enough. That's over 10% of the Philippine population! It's certainly undeniable that a lot of our countrymen most definitely persevere miles and miles away from a familiar face, just to be able...


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