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Rebit.PH Going Strong No Comments

Recently, Rebit.PH - a Bitcoin remittance startup based here in the Philippines partnered with some notable companies around the globe. Rebit.PH is slowly growing, branching out not only to provide domestic or say, local remittances, but is easing the processes of Bitcoin remittance from overseas through the help of key partners across the globe. One of those partners we mentioned above, is th...


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BeamandGo.com: Bridging OFW’s Through Technology 8 Comments

  OFW's are the the modern-day heroes of our country. They embody the sacrificial spirit of the Filipino people. To leave one's homeland, one's family, in order to pave the future for one's loved ones is not an easy thing to do. That may be a bit of an understatement. It requires total dedication, and selfless love in order to accomplish such a task. Over the years, more and more of our kaba...


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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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Can Paper Wallets be the Future of Mass Adoption? 1 Comment

Paper wallets are slips or sheets of paper which contains a Bitcoin Private Key and/or a QR code for cold BTC Storage. Right now, the popularity of paper wallets is slowly increasing, as the market for tangible or so people say, “Physical Bitcoins” increases. There are a few paper wallet suppliers available for collectors, and some also cater to the wider range of masses in places including th...


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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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