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.

Source: CoinDesk (link opens in a new window)

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