The Founders 5 – Pavel Matveev

Bitcoin is a great instrument for cross border, international payment. And it’s great instrument for p2p payments.
— Pavel Matveev

I talked with Pavel Matveev, co-founder of Wirex, the largest distributor of Bitcoin debit cards.

Wirex is a banking platform that realized the potential of Bitcoin, and promptly turned payment through Bitcoin using a debit card into a reality, expanding the market. Its perceptive founders already have their sights on the next step.

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GMO Explained Their Bitcoin Mining Business Plan at a Press Conference

GMO Internet, Inc. has hosted briefing session regarding mining of virtual currency (Bitcoin mining) on September 13. This market entry move has already been announced on 7th, and this press conference by Kumagai Masatoshi, CEO and President of GMO Internet, Inc. has been the center of wide attention recently.

Kumagai has written in his blog on Sept. 8th, “The Internet securities, Forex, Clearance, Bitcoin trade, and Netbank to open next year. We will link (the mining business) with these businesses and provide service which is cheap, fast, convenient and reliable.”

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The Founders 4 – Marco Streng

We’re driving the revolution.
— Marco Streng

Marco Streng, Co-Founder and CEO of the world’s largest cloud Bitcoin mining company, GenesisMining, took the time to answer my questions in the video.

Marco appeared in an edition of TEDxTalks and quickly became a sensation. How did he learn about cryptocurrencies, and how did he come to create the largest company in the business? He spoke with me concerning his thoughts on cryptocurrencies.

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The Founders 2 – Toby Hoenisch

There is a huge disruption coming.
— Toby Hoenisch

This time, I was able to speak with Toby, the founder of TenX in Singapore.

I first got to know him between the years of 2011 and 2012. This was before Bitcoins had really come to the forefront. Well, more accurately, this was just as they had begun to receive attention, but most people still did not know what they were and did not believe in their value.

Neither he nor I started off in the realm of Bitcoin technology. We both had created other startups and were taking on a variety of challenges in completely different fields. It was during this time that we met each other at the Hacker News Meetup.

He and I had quite a few things in common. First of all, we were both engineers and entrepreneurs. We were both in Osaka Japan when we first met. We both went on to move to Singapore. And, finally, we were both fascinated by the idea of Bitcoins.

Why has Toby, a highly experienced hacker and entrepreneur, decided to pour his resources into Bitcoins and blockchains? How did he come across Bitcoins in the first place?

In the very early stages of his businesses, he came across Bitcoins quite unexpectedly while in Japan and resolved to put them to use in his projects. I will let him explain what happened from there himself. Take a look at the video below to find out more.

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As we announced at Renewal Notice, we are finally ready for full renewal. In this renewal, not only the change in contents, but we also welcome new members to the management team. will focus on the vision of bitcoin and blockchain technologies, and aim for media that can deliver the thoughts behind the basic technology that will create the future world and the thoughts of people related to it.

When the Internet was invented, a lot of people studied about the Internet, or how to use a browser. However, such information is not left in this society any more. What remains now is a browser derived from Netscape, and a large number of Internet related companies. When the Internet was invented, Jeff Bezos used the basic technology of the Internet and thought about selling books. The business expanded from books to daily necessities and it created an infrastructure that produces many startups in the form of AWS. And now, they have expanded their business to build next-generation delivery system using drone to change the world.

We think people who are paying attention to bitcoin are the same as those who payed attention to the Internet in the past.  I’m sure that the next Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos, will be born from those who are reading this page. We decided to continue to this website to help those innovators.

Rather than simply telling the way of making money with bitcoin, news or events, we aim of becoming a media to tell “feelings” needed for a new era which will begin in the near future. We appreciate your continued support.

Finally, we would like to introduce our new members who will manage

Mai Fujimoto

Miss Bitcoin
Bitcoin Donation website “Kizuna” Founder

 I am honored to join BitBiteCoin, which is one of the oldest bitcoin media in Japan. Among a lot of wonderful bitcoin media in Japan, BitBiteCoin will focus on the vision of bitcoin and people related to it. Nice to meet you!

Ayano Maria

She was born in Tokyo and went to a boarding school in Switzerland. After graduated form a university in UK, she worked for a global financial institution. Currently live in California.

 I am happy to join BitBiteCoin to work with Hiro and Mai, who are two of the most exciting people I have ever met. I would like to deliver the exciting news of bitcoin throughout Japan. Thank you.