Mobile Payments Pioneer: I’m Betting on Bitcoin For Emerging Markets
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
For mobile payments pioneer and venture capitalist Carol Realini, the financial world is divided into three camps: those who believe in bitcoin, those who don’t understand it and those have yet to consider or study its technology.
Realini identifies firmly as a bitcoin believer, though she’s not surprised many of her peers don’t share her sentiment.
After all, the former CEO of Obopay – a mobile payments application provider that raised more than $140m, but whose profile declined amid increased interest in mobile wallets – has a blazed a unique trail in the world of payments. This has found her maintaining a focus on financial inclusion, even as the various technologies that could best help her to work toward this goal have changed.