29 Jun '14, 10am

Coins.ph's Ron Hose Talks Opportunity for Bitcoin in the Philippines

Coins.ph's Ron Hose Talks Opportunity for Bitcoin in the Philippines

Bitcoin startups are emerging across Asia as entrepreneurs begin to see bitcoin’s potential to improve the region’s inefficient payments infrastructure and bolster its relative absence of advanced financial tools. One Asian nation that is increasingly active in the bitcoin space is the Philippines, which is being led by perhaps its most well-known startup, Coins.ph , a bitcoin exchange service and merchant processor that has so far inked two deals with major local merchants. The company is led by co-founder and CEO Ron Hose, a graduate of Cornell, a founding partner at Innovation Endeavors and an established entrepreneur who previously co-founded Tokbox, a video communications services which was acquired by Telefónica Digital in 2012 . While Coins.ph began trading late last year, the actual exchange launched publicly in February. To date, Hose told CoinDesk that he’s pleas...

Full article: http://www.coindesk.com/coins-phs-ron-hose-talks-opportun...

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