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The Search for the 2015 GreenOvators | Round 1 No Comments

Early August, a young emerging hack-a-thon called “The Search for the 2015 GreenOvators” started the search for ideas with the potential to make a revolution in the greening of MSMEs (Micro Small Medium Enterprises). The workshop and hack-a-thon’s first round out of three was last Saturday, August 29 2015. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="488"] The Search for the 2015 Greenovat...


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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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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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Katalyst VC | Exclusive Interview No Comments

Earlier this week, NewsBTC Philippines interviewed Katalyst's Joe Maristela. An angel investor in FinTech and Bitcoin related ventures.   NEWSBTC Philippines: What drove each of you to start Katalyst.ph? It was a series of independent deals earlier in 2015 that led to us getting organized and putting together a structure around us to help us act on more opportunities in a more effi...


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Bitcoin Organization Philippines Events & Updates | YouthHack Meet No Comments

The Bitcoin Organization Philippines or BOP is a nonprofit organization, and a community of Filipino Bitcoin enthusiasts, where each can share ideas, speculate and organize meetings/meet-ups with fellow Bitcoiners. July 25, 2015 - Saturday, the organization had a meet-up, and hosted a booth at YouthHack Manila 2015's Startup Fair.   [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="235"] M...


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