Category: Advice

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BeamAndGo Part 2 : Product Review No Comments

As a follow up on my previous post, which provided a snapshot of OFW-centered start-up, BeamAndGo, a more in-depth review of its platform is in order. Recall that BeamAndGo focuses on cashless remittance. Through collaboration with local stores and service providers, OFW’s are given another option to support their loved ones at home. Instead of the traditional pera padala, BeamAndGo utilizes...


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BitforTip – Knowledge is Money No Comments

Ever had that feeling what you know is useless and trivial? Well, nowadays, the market for answers is open, because of BitforTip, a Bitcoin-based answers site is now online wherein you can either ask a paid question, or answer and earn! To use BitforTip to ask questions, one must first fund their account with Bitcoins. Once your account is funded, you can now set a reward for your question, and...


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What do the Balikbayan Box Inspections Mean for OFWs? No Comments

Recently, the Philippine government stated that Balikbayan Boxes are now subject to inspections under the Bureau of Customs (BOC). The contents of these boxes were previously un-taxed and since it contained gifts from Overseas Filipino Workers to their loved ones in the Philippines. Now that the boxes are subject to inspection due to recent smuggling issues regarding these boxes, what exactly w...


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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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