This week joining us all the way from Hong Kong is George Harrap. George is the CEO of Bitspark, a remittance/money transfer company that specializes in building an alliance network of money transfer agents all the while using Bitcoin as its settlement mechanism at the back end.
Bitspark is a remittance platform for money transfer operators to send, receive and manage payments to over 100 000+ cash pickup locations in South East Asia. Bitspark automates and simplifies compliance obligations for money transfer operators and connects them to new mobile customers via the Bitspark app. Bitspark was the first company in the world to pioneer cash in cash out remittances via Bitcoin in 2014 and has since built its platform on-top of Bitcoin and Blockchain technology for a cheaper, quicker means of settlement but without the customer needing any tech knowledge necessary.
Bitspark was founded in April 2014 and is headquartered in Hong Kong. The company has won numerous international awards including: Innotribe Asia winner 2015, Sibos Grand Finalist 2015, FST Media Fintech award, TiE Startup award winner and many more. Bitspark has also been recognized by prominent financial institutions and media publications around the world including: Nikkei, New York Times, Citibank, KPMG, Goldman Sachs, SCMP, RT News and is a thought leader in the space of Blockchain in Hong Kong. Bitspark seeks to provide real solutions for financial inclusion by empowering individuals and businesses in underbanked countries around the world with a key focus on delivering value and security to our customers.
Want to learn more about Bitspark: https://bitspark.io/