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By Jinyoung Lee Englund Apr 28 2014

While governments around the world are trying to understand Bitcoin, Méxicans are using Bitcoin to purchase everyday necessities like food, clothing, and even healthcare.

According to a recent study by Pew Research Center, “The United States is the most important source of money sent home by migrants to the 17 Latin American nations as a group (including México) that are the focus of this report. U.S. remittances accounted for three-quarters of the total in 2012— US $41 billion out of US $52.9 billion, according to World Bank data.”

Consider this: in 2013 alone, migrants’ remittances to México was an estimated US $22 billion.

“In countries like México where remittances often make up a large portion of a family’s income, Bitcoin empowers families simply by providing another cheaper, faster and more secure option for remitting funds. Bitcoin saves families money on hefty remittance fees that often include a base fee of US $5-10 and an additional percentage charge from 3-13%, per remit. Not to mention taking up to five business days to complete the remit in some cases,” said Jon Matonis, Executive Director of the Bitcoin Foundation.

The most compelling social and economic benefit of Bitcoin is banking for the billions of unbanked people around the world. That includes providing more affordable and more efficient means of transacting internationally. Today, we’re especially thrilled to announce our newest international affiliate in México, Fundación Satoshi Nakamoto.

Based in México City, the leadership team is comprised of Raul Nogales, President; José María Basagoiti, Vice President; Adriana Tortajada, Bitcoin Entrepreneurship; Lucía Cangas, Marketing; and Domingo García and Luis Rangel, Technology.

“The use of Bitcoin in México and worldwide is at an upward trend. The need for education, standardization, protection and promotion has become essential. We are really excited to establish Bitcoin Foundation México and eager to start working,” said Raúl Nogales, President of Bitcoin Foundation México.

The International Affiliate Program is integral to the foundation’s mission to protect, standardize and promote the development and adoption of Bitcoin worldwide. No one country can achieve this goal alone, and we are working with several countries to build a collaborative and supportive relationship to address their unique issues and priorities through localized leadership. At the same time, local Bitcoiners are connected to the global Bitcoin community and have opportunities to engage and contribute at that level through the foundation.

The Bitcoin Foundation supports an international team of core developers, public affairs professionals and legal experts as well as a quarterly grant program, sponsorship of talented developers, and the annual Bitcoin conference, hosted in different regions around the world.

Welcome Fundación Satoshi Nakamoto!

For more information about the Fundación Satoshi Nakamoto Team, visit http://www.btcmexico.org/

The Mexican affiliate is also available under the subdomain http://mx.bitcoinfoundation.org

Think Globally. Act Locally.

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Welcome Fundación Satoshi Nakamoto!

For more information about the Fundación Satoshi Nakamoto Team, visit http://www.btcmexico.org/

The Mexican affiliate is also available under the subdomain http://mx.bitcoinfoundation.org

Think Globally. Act Locally.

And with no Money Exchange or Transmit license required in the border state Texas.....
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Hello Mexican friends!

 

As reprensentative of the Bitcoin Foundation Canada, it is a great pleasure to be able to count you as one of our international partners. We wish you the best of luck and look forward to seeing you in Amsterdam!

 

Francis

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Hi there, greetings and regards to everyone. My name is Adalberto and Im a Mexican entrpreneur too as Mr. Ebola : ) my website is www.blogdelbitcoin.com ( under maintenance ) . I hope we can exchange ideas and maybe make some money in the future.

 

Have a good weekend.

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