Feb 17, 2020
“I’ve come to believe charity depends on finding those people who can truly execute on the ground, those real-life angels. Bitcoin is one of the best things for these people because they can work with it. They are completely transparent, they don’t have to go through any of the financial hoops. Most of all, they can convert it to anything, anywhere. It’s beautiful.” —Ray Youssef, CEO of Paxful
While speculation and "hodling" are store of value qualities mainly used for bitcoin in North America and Europe, it's also being used as a tool for unlocking the world's unrealized capital by serving the unbanked. Paxful is one company leading this charge by offering bitcoin as a medium of exchange for people in developing countries.
In this episode, Dave Hollerith interviews the CEO of Paxful, Ray Youssef, about how his peer-to-peer exchange has enabled a new economy of currency exchange and payments all through the use of Bitcoin. Additionally, Dave asks Ray about his philosophy and experience in social good and how it directly ties into Paxful's initiative for building schools across the world.
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