Bitspark is a Hong Kong-based startup which has a remittance platform that uses bitcoin and blockchain technology to send and receive payments in emerging markets. Its integrated cloud-based web platform enables money-transfer operators and financial institutions to manage payment information, customer due diligence and real-time business analytics. Quick, cheap and requiring no bitcoin knowledge to use, Bitspark connects offline businesses (corner store remittance shops) and online businesses to unbanked customers via its on-the-ground network providers. Benefits include easy access to mobile-first markets, increased profits for money-transfer businesses, and reduced costs for customers. Bitspark is currently expanding its platform to more money transfer operators and financial institutions throughout Asia.