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BeamAndGo Part 2 : Product Review

December 25th, 2015 By Andre Vincenzio Manguerra Cauilan

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 … Continue reading BeamAndGo Part 2 : Product Review

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21 Bitcoin Computer: A Step Further towards Bitcoin Integration

December 5th, 2015 By Andre Vincenzio Manguerra Cauilan

The 21 Bitcoin Computer’s primary objective is to make bitcoin a standard feature of all web services, seeking to put a “bitcoin” button right next to PayPal and credit card options. As the first platform to offer both hardware and software support for Bitcoin, it has been an eye-candy for most of the open source community, myself included. … Continue reading 21 Bitcoin Computer: A Step Further towards Bitcoin Integration

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BitforTip – Knowledge is Money

October 17th, 2015 By JM Erestain

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. … Continue reading BitforTip – Knowledge is Money

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Rebit.PH Going Strong

October 16th, 2015 By JM Erestain

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 … Continue reading Rebit.PH Going Strong

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The Search for the 2015 GreenOvators | Round 1

September 4th, 2015 By JM Erestain

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.   The event was held in the Philippine Department … Continue reading The Search for the 2015 GreenOvators | Round 1

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What do the Balikbayan Box Inspections Mean for OFWs?

August 25th, 2015 By JM Erestain

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 … Continue reading What do the Balikbayan Box Inspections Mean for OFWs?

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