Humans of Bitcoin



Why Africa Needs Bitcoin with Ray Youssef of Paxful

Ray Youssef

NYC 80's kid to homeless, startup hustler. His latest venture, Paxful, is helping unbanked Americans and Africans use bitcoin.

Matt Aaron

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About the Episode

Growing up in Hell's Kitchen, he developed entrepreneurial grit at an early age. 

Ray went through many ups and downs. In an especially rough patch, he was homeless for a few months.

Today, Paxful is a major player in the African Bitcoin scene.

We talk about the absurd limitations that Nigerians have to deal with and where Bitcoin and gift cards can help.

About the Host

Matt Aaron

Matt Aaron has been podcasting since 2013, when he launched the Food Startups Podcast.

He recently found a second love in cryptocurrency and blockchain and hasn't looked back.

His first major investment into cryptocurrency was the money he made betting on (but not voting on) that Donald Trump would win the 2016 election.

Matt believes that public blockchains and cryptocurrencies are the solution to the many problems exposed of the current banking system in the 2008 financial crisis.

A food entrepreneur, he exports exotic fruit from South America to USA.

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