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BitPagos, now Ripio, lands $1.9M to promote financial inclusion in South America using bitcoin

TechCrunch • Jan. 5, 2017

BitPagos, a bitcoin and digital payments startup that was a Battlefield finalist at TechCrunch Disrupt New York 2016, has closed a $1.9 million Series A round to expand its services in its native South America.

BitPagos uses the blockchain to enable credit for online payments in emerging markets

TechCrunch • May 13, 2016

The Buenos Aires-based company, which has raised funding from Draper Associates, Digital Currency Group and others, started out offering a bitcoin wallet which, like others, enabled consumers to turn currency into bitcoin and vice versa, while also paying for goods online using bitcoin.

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