Welcome! Today we are launching the Bitspark community forums- a place to connect and discuss the remittance industry. Earlier this year, I was looking for information and statistics on remittance pricing and volumes around the world for an article I was going to write. I thought that given the remittance industry is worth over $600bn, supports the economies of many countries and often peoples lives depend on it that it would be fairly straight forward and easy process to find information and discussion on the topic, I was wrong.
It turns out that the money transfer space is very insular, opaque, there is no data other than the World Bank stats and most importantly there is nowhere to discuss these things! So we decided to change that and set about creating this forum community to be the 'go to' place for discussion on these topics in the remittance space. Having the appropriate venue for the global money transfer community to discuss these issue is very important to ensuring that we drive change and better products, services and value. Of course it is also another way to reach out to our customers and hear your feedback so we have made some categories that can assist to get the conversation started.
From all the Bitspark team we can't wait to see how this community will grow over the following months and look forward to hearing from you!