Bitcoin & Co. – Chris Maurice: Chances and Challenges of Running a Bitcoin Exchange in Africa

In this episode I talk with Chris Maurice, the CEO and Founder of Yellow Card Financial, a Nigeria based bitcoin and crypto exchange. Chris started his entrepreneurial endeavors as a SEO consultant at the age of 16 after that he sold bitcoin on eBay and in the backrooms of Taco Bell restaurants. Chris tells us how he came up with founding an exchange and why he did that in Africa.”Dollar can be extremely difficult to access in most countries, Dollar is a complete pain to handle whether you’re in the US or in any other country in the world. Dollar accounts are no fun. Bitcoin just really makes it so much easier to move value across the world.” – Chris MauriceTopicsHow he found out about Bitcoin while managing his business in PakistanSelling bitcoin on eBay with a 200% markupSelling bitcoin as college students at Taco BellWhy he went to NigeriaStarting a cryptoexchangeBitcoin in ZimbabweWorking with Alakanani Itireleng in BotswanaMeeting Jack Dorsey the CEO of TwitterBitcoins ability to move money across bordersChallenges for using bitcoin in AfricaHigh fees on the blockchainUser experience of the Lightning NetworkBitcoin as a store of value in AfricaFull transcript on the episode page
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