Posts by Anabella Marciello
A ‘Small Revolution’ in Ecuador?: The world’s first national e-money platform has reshaped the ecosystem – but will a government-led model work?
In December, the government of Ecuador launched the world’s first state-run e-payment system. The platform addresses the interoperability problem that has plagued the mobile ecosystem in other countries, and it’s affordable to the poor - though questions remain about whether a top-down approach will prove effective. The experiment could have repercussions for other countries in the region.