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
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
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
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
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 … Continue reading BeamandGo.com: Bridging OFW’s Through Technology
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?
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 … Continue reading Bills Due Soon? Pay with Bitcoin at Coins.ph!
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 … Continue reading OPINION: Is Getting into Bitcoin Worth It?
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 … Continue reading The Filipino Guide to Traveling with Bitcoin
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