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 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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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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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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