Why I made the leap to Abra

Arnoldo J. ReyesCareers3 Comments


    Paying. An activity most of us in the developed world conduct many times throughout the average day, something we don’t think twice about. Whether it’s paying for a pair of sneakers at the mall, the latest hip-hop album on iTunes or sending money to a friend for that late night take-out. For the most part, our payment experiences … Read More

Making Bitcoin User Friendly

Bill BarhydtHow Abra Works, US9 Comments


(Bitcoin image courtesy of TechCrunch) I gave a talk this week at d10e entitled “Making Bitcoin User Friendly.”  The slides are embedded below. Really the talk was mostly about making Abra user friendly but I wasn’t allowed to directly sell Abra in my talk so….  This posting reflects a lot of my thoughts in preparing for that talk. I thought … Read More

We’re live in the US! And other updates

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Abra Send Money Instantly

Today we are announcing the availability of Abra on iPhone and Android for consumers in the US. Now, anyone with the Abra app in the US or the Philippines can send money for free to anyone else with the app by funding their Abra wallet (buying digital cash) with their bank account. This release is the next step in taking … Read More

Shop Your Favorite Instagram/ Facebook Sellers with Abra

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Who doesn’t love online shopping? From unique, hard to find fashion accessories, to pumped-up kicks that’ll be the envy of your barkada, from the latest gadgets, to the latest trends in health and living. Online shopping is basically the modern Filipino’s favorite past time, and Abra brings you the latest, and hottest Online stores from your favorite social media channels! … Read More

How to send money to the Philippines from sea

LizHow Abra Works, Philippines7 Comments

money philippines

If you have: A smartphone with a cellular data or wifi connection A working mobile phone number A Philippine banking account with internet banking facility from BPI, MetroBank or UnionBank You can use Abra to send money to anyone with a smartphone in the Philippines. They can withdraw money to their own bank account, or get cash from Abra’s growing … Read More

Engineers wanted!

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Engineering jobs

We’re always on the lookout for talented engineers. Our current, immediate needs are for an Android developer and a back-end server engineer (Scala), but if you’re a developer and think you might be a good addition to our team, we strongly encourage you to contact us with your resume or LinkedIn profile, along with a short note about your strengths, interests, and … Read More

Use Abra to sell your items faster in the Philippines

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Use Abra to help you sell on Facebook & Instagram in the Philippines

Since we’ve launched in the Philippines, we’ve heard from a lot of people who sell things on Facebook, Instagram, and OLX that they wish the payment process would be easier. Things like: Sellers say: – “It can take buyers up to several days to pay, if they pay at all. Meanwhile, I have to hold the item for them.” – … Read More

Democratizing payments for everyone – Abra’s merchant APIs

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Abra merchant APIs

Today Abra announced the imminent launch of our merchant API solution, known as Abra Pay, and took the next step in our mission to enable billions of customers to participate in the digital economy. Through one simple API, online merchants can dramatically reduce the friction created by incumbent cash-in networks, radically reduce payment acceptance costs and settlement periods, and increase … Read More