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Strike expands in Philippines

Strike expands in Philippines

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Digital payment platform Strike is expanding into Philippines with its “Send Globally” product. Send Globally is touted to enable fast, secure, and low-cost money transfers between the US and the Philippines.

Strike has partnered with in the Philippines, enabling transfers from US dollars that are received as Philippine pesos in a recipient's bank or mobile money account in the Philippines.

“Remittances are a broken system and Strike delivers an incredibly empowering experience for people to send money around the world in nearly an instant,” said Jack Mallers, founder and CEO of Strike. “We’re excited to partner with to advance financial inclusion and bring fast, low-cost cross-border payments via the Lightning Network to the Philippines. Our technology allows us to both improve on the existing cross-border experience and include those that have previously been excluded by legacy payment rails.”

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Strike uses the Lightning Network to make digital payments for people globally- particularly in countries with a high number of unbanked individuals. With Send Globally, dollars are converted into bitcoin, which is sent via the Lightning Network to a third-party partner operating in the recipient’s country. That partner converts the bitcoin into local currency, which is sent directly to the recipient’s bank or mobile money account. This way, neither the sender nor the recipient has to worry about bitcoin’s tax treatment, dollar volatility, or custody implications.

"The US to Philippines remittance market is one of the largest in the world, and until now, most Filipino-Americans have been limited to outdated options,” said Ethan Rose, founder and CEO of “However, with the integration of and Strike, we’re revolutionizing the way cross-border payments are made, empowering people to easily send money to their loved ones back home. We’re proud to be a part of building the world's most powerful payment network for global transactions."

Strike launched Send Globally in December 2022 starting with transfers from the US to Nigeria, Kenya, and Ghana. As of today, Send Globally claims that it is available for millions of people sending money to the Philippines and for use by tourists and businesses. Strike will continue to expand into more markets and leverage integrations with local partners to provide better payments services to communities across the globe.

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