Strike Expands “Send Globally” to the Philippines, Providing Lightning-Fast Money Transfers

Strike, which claims to be the world’s “leading” digital payments platform built on Bitcoin’s Lightning Network, announced the expansion of its “Send Globally” product to the Philippines.

Send Globally now “enables fast, secure, and low-cost money transfers between the U.S. and the Philippines, revolutionizing traditional cross-border payment services.”

The Philippines is “one of the world’s largest remittance markets and its people and economy rely on more than $35 billion annually in money sent from abroad, including more than $12 billion from the U.S. alone.”

Strike has partnered with in the Philippines, “enabling transfers from U.S. dollars that are received as Philippine pesos in a recipient’s bank or mobile money account in the Philippines.”

Jack Mallers, Founder and CEO of Strike, said:

“Remittances are a broken system and Strike delivers an incredibly empowering experience for people to send money around the world in nearly an instant. 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”

Strike uses the Lightning Network “to make digital payments faster, cheaper, and more accessible 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.”

Ethan Rose, Founder and CEO of, said:

“The U.S. to Philippines remittance market is one of the largest in the world, and until now, most Filipino-Americans have been limited to outdated options. 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.”

As of today, Send Globally 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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