Luis Buenaventura

Bitcoin Remittance Specialist & Fintech Entrepreneur

Luis is a Manila-based entrepreneur specializing in financial technology and cryptocurrency. He began focusing on the Bitcoin remittance space in early 2014 and built one of the most recognizable brands in the nascent crypto-money-transfer industry. Luis popularized the term "rebittance" to describe the Bitcoin-to-cash solution that many similar young businesses around the world are currently offering.

He has since co-founded his own financial technology startup, Bloom, which continues to focus on finding the cheapest and most efficient solutions for cross-border money transfer. His writing on Bitcoin and its impact on remittances and mobile money has been featured on Techcrunch, The Next Web, Tech in Asia, and Rappler. In 2015, he presented on these topics at Inside Bitcoins in Singapore, the International Money Transfer Conference (IMTC) in Las Vegas and Miami, and the Brookings Blum Roundtable in Aspen.

Luis has been building tech startups in the Philippines for nearly a decade, and blogs at Cryptonight.

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