Are crypto-currencies a viable option for mainstream financial services? Will they even gain enough traction to become a bigger thing than they really are?
It’s an exhausted debate, and everyone who has been following Bitcoin will have probably heard most of the points for and against this alternative to real money, and drawn their own conclusions in the process.
We’ve seen some advocacy for Bitcoin locally as well, and now some people are starting to integrate Bitcoin with other common financial services. Take Bitmari, for example. This is a new Bitcoin-based money remittance service for the Zimbabwe market.
Although the platform is partly operational and signing up users to accounts, it will have its official launch in the next few weeks. Bitmari allows people outside the country to send money to local recipients using the Bitcoin through a Bitcoin wallet like Coinbase.