Category: Start-ups

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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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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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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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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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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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