Episode 167: Unblocking the Unbanked

What the present and future look like for the 2.5 billion adults without banking services


The unbanked are often overlooked due to their inability to integrate into the global economic engine. In this episode, we look at who they are, what their life is like, and what obstacles stand in the way for them to join the financial system. Could blockchain based startups like Bloom, Civic, and Spring Labs provide a reliable decentralized credit infrastructure and unlock the economic potential of the unbanked? Find out in this week's episode.

Otter Labs -> Otter helps startups hire talented inexpensive developers faster through staff augmentation, focusing on Argentina.

Redeeem -> Redeeem is a decentralized peer-to-peer exchange that lets you save 15% or more on gift cards using Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.


Mike Townsend

Brian Roemmele

Faisal Khan

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