First-World Solutions, Third-World Problems?

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Apple’s announcements yesterday — literally a day after Braintree & Paypal announced their new love affair with Coinbase and Bitcoin, respectively — has thrown the crypto community into a two-stage loopdeeloop. At Techcrunch Disrupt, the CEO of Braintree announced that they would be working with Coinbase to integrate Bitcoin payments into the Braintree platform. Braintree doesn’t have much of a presence in the Philippines, although their merchants include A-list brands such as Airbnb, Uber, and LivingSocial. Although Braintree is an EBay company (they bought them for $800MM last year), this announcement doesn’t necessarily mean that Paypal itself will be using Bitcoin anytime soon but, when coupled with the almost cult-like video ad they produced, it’s a very good sign.

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