Jun 23, 2016 • 23M

#428: BanQu Invites Billions to Join 21st Century

 
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Devin Thorpe
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Never miss another interview! Join Devin here: http://bit.ly/joindevin. Read the full Your Mark on the World article and watch the interview here: http://bit.ly/1Ubin42. Subscribe to this podcast on iTunes by clicking here: http://bit.ly/ymotwitunes or on Stitcher by clicking here: http://bit.ly/ymotwstitcher. Imagine life for a moment without an economic identity, without credit, without a bank account, without access to the financial system. What would life be like if you were limited to cash or barter transactions? It might be a bit like living in the dark ages with a window to the 21st century. You could see a life that others were living that is nothing like your own, like seeing a Toyota truck go by without ever conceiving of owning one. Providing people with an economic identity sufficiently strong for storing money efficiently and conducting trade isn’t the solution to all the problems the world’s poorest people face, but it is a piece of the puzzle that could allow them to join us in the 21st century. BanQu is a startup that is working on just this problem. Founder Ashish Gadnis says, “There are 60 million refugees and over 2 billion people in extreme poverty. Most of them are without an economic identity. This holds them back and keeps them in camps and suffering.” Read the full Your Mark on the World article and watch the interview here: http://bit.ly/1Ubin42. Need a speaker for an event, learn more about Devin Thorpe at devinthorpe.com.