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BeamAndGo Part 2 : Product Review

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

21 Bitcoin Computer: A Step Further towards Bitcoin Integration

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

BitforTip – Knowledge is Money

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

Rebit.PH Going Strong

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

What do the Balikbayan Box Inspections Mean for OFWs?

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?

Katalyst VC | Exclusive Interview

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 … Continue reading Katalyst VC | Exclusive Interview


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