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Venezuela and its network of value-creating entrepreneur-migrants
Today’s Soapbox opinion was written by Eduardo Morrison, a corporate lawyer with banking experience, specialized in crypto and blockchain. Contxto – Due to its profound political and social crisis, Venezuela has seen an unprecedented migratory phenomenon in recent years. This massive outflow of people has resulted in the birth of a wave of entrepreneurs filled […]
Covid revealed Latin America’s structural weakness—Good news for blockchain
Welcome to our new The Exclusive deep dive content about our Latin American ecosystem. Registered newsletter users can get a sneak-peek of these soon-to-be paid for articles. powered by Typeform Contxto – “Never let a good crisis go to waste.” It’s a cliché as old as time, but it tends to be best used by […]
“We want to become Latin America’s crypto-bank,” says Peruvian Banexcoin
Contxto – Banexcoin isn’t cowed by prior hostilities shown by regulators and traditional banks regarding cryptocurrencies. In fact, the startup believes the time is right to expand beyond Peru. The two-year-old fintech recently disclosed it intends to launch its crypto exchange platform into Venezuela, Mexico, and Argentina. For Banexcoin, the tides are shifting and some […]
Valiu adds crypto-dollar value to remittances in Venezuela
Contxto – Hyperinflation in Venezuela dampens the value of the remittances many households receive and greatly rely on, since, usually when Venezuelans from abroad wire funds to them and they’re withdrawn, they are converted into bolivars. So depending on how much time has elapsed between receiving the money and it actually being withdrawn to buy […]
Rappi gets some added Valiu for its Venezuelan rappitenderos
Contxto – Valiu—a Colombian-Venezuelan startup that helps people send money to Venezuela—is officially announcing the testing of a new partnership with Rappi. Interestingly enough, this partnership isn’t your usual consumer-facing integration. Instead this one targets the rappitenderos (delivery people) themselves. Rappizuela Contrary to what many of us experience in Mexico—where most Rappi deliverers are Mexicans— […]
Top 11 startups in Colombia you can no longer ignore in 2020
Contxto – Rappi. There, I said it. And that’s the last time you’ll be reading that word on this article. As much merit as they deserve, so do many other startups in Colombia with much less exposure. You see, the most recognizable, most-successful Colombian startup has almost become a bit of a problem for the northern […]
All 58 Y Combinator Latin American startups
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Why is Latin America the most crypto-friendly region in the world?
Contxto – Cryptocurrency has revolutionized the way people make monetary exchanges around the world. Compared to other regions, Latin America has embraced crypto with open arms. It seems like every day new platforms and technologies are being built to facilitate this transformation. Yet the question persists; why do Latin American countries use cryptocurrency more than […]
Update: More Latin American startups entering Y Combinator’s Summer Batch 2019
Contxto – A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a story about Covela, a Mexican insurtech that recently became part of Y Combinator‘s portfolio and Summer Batch 2019. Then I wrote an article about some other five startups joining the batch. In retrospect, I must admit that I didn’t take a look at the other […]
15 fintechs gaining traction in Bogota
Contxto – We have previously covered Chile’s fintech ecosystem but today we’re switching gears to specifically showcase fintech ventures from Bogota, Colombia. The following 15 fintechs are providing alternative financial products not only across the country but the region. With this, these companies are providing much-needed stability to members of the unbanked population. Disclaimer: These […]