Bitso is at the forefront of enabling financial access via cryptocurrencies in Mexico. Bitso Pagos (BitsoPay) app allows merchants (online and in store) to accept Bitcoin payments converted instantly to local currency with no commission. Bitso Price app provides Bitcoin and Ethereum market price, charts and live statistics. The platform is modernizing typical corner store operations while making Bitcoin accessible to the general public. Companies like Zmart with their app, Maxsaldo, leverage Bitso’s platform with the aim of making Mexico the first country where Bitcoin can be bought in small shops on every corner. It’s fintech for every (wo)man! Website in Spanish/English.
So much of our daily lives and our identity is tied to our address – the street name and number that defines where we live – from applying for a job to banking and gaining access to health care. Nairobi, Kenya based OkHi wants to provide a physical address to the estimated 4 billion people in the world who don’t have one. It is defined as a new generation address system based on mapping technology. Beyond simple identification, it is at once a solution for improved commerce, logistics and emergency services! #NeedEconomy #beincluded
WebdenAl is Turkey’s leading business to consumer e-commerce website. With its in-house developed platform, the company offers over 100,000 products across 17 categories, ranging from PCs and cameras to beauty and office supplies to baby and sports gear and more. Webdenal is among the first Turkish companies to join London Stock Exchange Group’s ELITE international program for high growth businesses in 2016.
Headquartered in Oakland, CA, Josephine is a community based platform for home cooks to sell their specialty cuisine to their neighbors, who order and pay online and then pick up in person. Its ambitious mission addresses three identified needs with a view to catalyzing sustainable growth economies within neighborhoods: (Labor) providing retirees, stay-at-home parents, immigrants and historically underemployed groups with dignified, profitable and self-sufficient work; (Food Justice) cooks turn cultural and family know-how into a vehicle for a living wage while providing cross-cultural food exchange, community bonding and uplift with a nutritional value-add; and (Tech Equity) technology becomes more inclusive through food, as vetted cooks who may not normally have access to or be comfortable with computers/smartphones are trained to manage, maintain and grow their businesses via the platform. #NeedEconomy
Barcelona based Wallapop wants you to “Trade your way” anywhere in the world. The app allows anyone to buy and sell their unused (however loved) stuff to someone nearby. Their commercials are humorous and magnetic. Never has the second-hand market place looked so exciting. Currently available in Spain, France, the UK and Brasil. On May 12, 2016, Wallapop’s U.S. operations were bought by and absorbed into competitor Letgo‘s brand and platform.