Bernard Parah is a Tech entrepreneur who is very passionate about solving monetary difficulties using Bitcoin technology. He is the CEO of Bitnob, a technology and financial services company that lets users buy, save and invest in bitcoin. With Bitnob, African users can save their money from inflation, and have access to it from all over the world.
Bitnob offers a ton of other options, like loans, Dollar-Cost-Averaging plans, and many much more. It also operates a Bitcoin Lightning Network integration which promises free, instant, non-reversible remittances of any size to and from the United States, Nigeria, and Ghana - a system that could disrupt and improve how money is transferred across the world.
In this episode of Founders Connect, I sit with Bernard. He shares with me his passion for Bitcoin, the benefits Bitnob offers and the benefits of a cryptocurrency-focused economy.
01:18 Bernard shares his background - education, growing up, career
05:40 How did Bitnob start?
10:39 What does Bitnob do now?
12:13 Since you went full time in 2020, what has been your big wins?
13:19 How many users do you currently have?
13:48 Are you looking to raise? What are the plans?
14:35 In the last couple of years of building this, what are the lessons that you’ve learned?
17:20 What kind of people do you look out for when you’re hiring?
19:45 What has fundraising been like?
22:43 Where do you see Bitnob in the next couple of years?
23:39 Any final words?