Opportunity for All in Bitcoin


*+-In many ways, my path to bitcoin unknowingly started long before bitcoin existed. My early career focused on studying and working in marketing, with ancillary interests in both law and international trade. I decided to attend law school because I saw both small businesses as well as multinational corporations get lost in the quagmire of… Read more »

Bitcoin Enables Innovative E-Commerce Markets


*+-Integrating Bitcoin is usually not that difficult to do, and for most US based businesses the need isn’t that great. If you’re just selling t-shirts to other Americans, PayPal works quite well. Bitcoin is better, but the biggest selling point at the moment is that accepting Bitcoin will get attention, and likely attract a bit… Read more »

Empowering Women in Co-Ops: Finding Financial Freedom and Control in Bitcoin’s Multi-Signature Technology


*+-Several studies show that cooperative organizations empower women in the developing world, especially in farming, textiles and crafts. While the structure of a co-op can bring women together, they often face significant legal and cultural barriers preventing them from exercising independent control of the co-op’s finances. Bitcoin’s multi-signature capability could increase economic inclusion for women,… Read more »

What Lies Ahead for Financial Services?


*+-Almost daily I find myself contemplating how Bitcoin and its underlying technology, the blockchain, will change the financial services industry as we know it. For me, it’s a practical question – I’m a commerce student preparing for a career somewhere in the banking sector, and I need to understand where the future opportunities may be… Read more »

Bitcoin: A Social, Political, and Economic Game Changer for Women Globally

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*+-What is up with the hype around the Bitcoin currency? Digital money? Instant transfers? For myself, Bitcoin is a social, political and economic Game Changer, specifically for women around the world. My name is Elizabeth Ploshay. I serve on the Bitcoin Foundation Board of Directors and additionally handle non profit outreach for BitPay. I also… Read more »