Browsing the "Unbanked" Tag


Blockchain for Inclusion? Gates Foundation Strikes Tepid Tone at Money2020

| Marc Hochstein

While it sees potential for distributed ledgers in supporting its mission, the Gates Foundation also notes limitations to the technology.


UN Paper: Pushing Bitcoin for Third World Issues Can Be ‘Techno Colonialism’

| Daniel Palmer

A new UN working paper providing an overview of bitcoin has criticised the attitudes of some in the bitcoin community towards the developing world.

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The Quiet Revolution: Bitcoins for Grandma

| John Biggs

Just as the Internet tore down informational disparities, technologies like bitcoin tear down economic disparities, says John Biggs.

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Why Wiper Added Bitcoin to Its Disappearing Chat App

| Yessi Bello Perez

Messaging could be the logical starting point for digital currency adoption, according to the CEO of bitcoin-enabled chat app Wiper.

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Policy Experts Talk Transparency in Bitcoin at Foreign Affairs Event

| Tanaya Macheel

Foreign Affairs hosted an event to discuss the issues around trust where cryptocurrency is involved in global banking, payments and identity.

Taking Bitcoin Beyond the Banked

| Danny Bradbury

Bitcoin is largely still a tool of the relatively privileged. So how do we level the playing field?

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Bitcoin Voucher Startups Aim to Help Africa’s Unbanked

| Nermin Hajdarbegovic

British bitcoin service Azteco and South African start-up Xoin have separately launched two services designed for emerging markets.


Can Bitcoin Deliver on its Promise to the World’s Unbanked?

| Jason Tyra

Bitcoin offers financial services for underserved populations, but hurdles still remain before its potential can be realised.

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Bitcoin: A Means for Global Independence

| Daniel Cawrey

As America celebrates Independence Day, CoinDesk looks at how cryptocurrencies are building a more independent financial world for everyone.


37Coins Plans Worldwide Bitcoin Access With SMS-Based Wallet

| Daniel Cawrey

The startup aims to provide universal bitcoin access via wallet that can be used on any cellphone.