An O’Reilly Radar Summit Bitcoin & the Blockchain

Realities, Risks, Rewards

January 27, 2015 San Francisco, CA

The Developing World, Bitcoin's Killer App

11:20am–11:50am Tuesday, 01/27/2015
Location: Cowell Theater Level:

2.5 billion people in the world don’t have a bank account, and billions more don’t have access to credit. These panelists will share their stories of bringing first world financial services to the unbanked in developing countries through bitcoin. This session is eligible for 1/2 Continuing Education credit from the Digital Currency Council.

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Daniel Cawrey


Based in Sunnyvale, California, Daniel covers bitcoin on the west coast for CoinDesk. He writes features on the industry and about virtual currency startups.

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Ron Hose

Ron Hose is the co-founder and CEO of, Philippine’s leading Bitcoin exchange.’s mission is to improve financial inclusion by using digital currency as a low cost gateway to banking. Prior to, Ron was a founding partner at Innovation Endeavors, an early stage venture capital fund backed by Eric Schmidt.Ron was also the co-founder of TokBox, a consumer video conferencing company that was acquired by Telefonica. TokBox was backed by Sequoia Capital, Bain Capital, Stanford University and some of Silicon Valleys best-known angel investors. Ron holds a Bachelors and Masters degree from Cornell University, where he graduated at the top of his class. Ron is also an active investor and adviser to several Silicon Valley startups.

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Sebastian Serrano


CEO and Co-Founder of BitPagos, Building the Future of Payments.

I’m an entrepreneur and a developer. I’ve worked as CEO, CTO, Project Manager, Application Developer, Network and Security Administrator in a wide variety of businesses.

My first experience programming was at the age of 7 and I fell in love with the web and startups since I was in high school when I help built the first Internet Service Provider of my hometown in the Patagonia.

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