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Thursday, June 5, 2014

1:20 p.m. - 2:05 p.m.
Track: SPEND View Track

ANOTHER SIDE OF THE BITCOIN: BUILDING DIGITAL CURRENCY INFRASTRUCTURE

Panelist: Alan Safahi, Founder & CEO, ZIPZAP
Josh Brustein, Staff Writer, BUSINESSWEEK
Daniel Aranda, Director of Business Development, Emerging Markets, RIPPLE LABS

Bitcoin is drumming up controversy as it finds its footing on the international stage, but how is it impacting underserved consumers? The new world of digital currency opens doors for the cash-preferred, providing an avenue to load and transfer funds electronically with minimal friction and lowered costs at lightning speed. A growing collection of payments companies are building infrastructure that capitalizes on Bitcoin's virtual currency to reimagine money transfer services. What strategies are they using to introduce consumers using the oldest form of currency to services relying on the newest?

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