Bill Gates: how mobile banking can change the lives of the poor



This February, Bill Gates is acting as The Verge’s very first guest editor and will be sharing his vision for how technology can revolutionize life for the world’s poor by 2030. In this episode of the Big Future, our animated explainer series, he talks about the vast potential of mobile banking.

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24 thoughts on “Bill Gates: how mobile banking can change the lives of the poor

  • February 8, 2015 at 10:31 am
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    the video is soo awesome that i watched whole animations and understood nothing

  • February 8, 2015 at 4:59 pm
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    Eat shit and die Gates! We all know what you really are..

  • February 8, 2015 at 11:51 pm
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    This sounds an awful lot like bitcoin. Maybe Bill is secretly a doge fan though.

  • February 10, 2015 at 6:11 pm
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    All I hear is how to bring more poor people into the current financial structure. Have even more control over "assets" in the name of progress.Into the system that ruined most of our lives and the lives of our complacent parents who had no clue. This makes me sick. Technology isn't always the answer. Common sense has no place in the financial hierarchies and mathematics, that's why the monetary systems are not working. They allow the richest people to take unethical courses because they can cope with the fallout. And having more people (aside from denominations like "poor") only will make the rich richer and the poor… dead.

  • February 11, 2015 at 3:29 pm
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    So these videos are just animated versions of The Verge's full interview from 2 weeks ago?

  • February 18, 2015 at 6:29 am
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    Bitcoin. How did he not mention bitcoin at all in this video?

  • February 21, 2015 at 9:38 am
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    Yes, it's true. Lower cost : no bank tellers, no fix cost, no ATM.

  • February 24, 2015 at 3:32 am
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    I have so much respect for Bill Gates…he's always looking out for the poor

  • March 3, 2015 at 3:59 am
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    Yeah Bill, the poor are still picking up the tab.

  • March 26, 2015 at 6:07 pm
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    Brilliant job on the animations!! Very nice!!
    In Kenya we have nice mobile banking systems that work on any GSM cell phone.
    MPESA (most popular), Airtel Money, Orange Money among others.
    I agree with Mr.Bill Gates. It changes lives.
    However now they charge high for transactions, but most people overlook this because of convenience or emergencies :/

  • November 15, 2015 at 4:06 pm
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    Mobile banking for the poor, mobiles for the poor… people who cannot send their child to school will buy a mobile…

    Surprised no one pointed this out

  • March 5, 2016 at 7:47 am
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    haha bill gates and his fellow parasites wont be winning the war on humanity to chip us all

  • March 13, 2016 at 7:10 pm
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    How about when banks start charging you for being poor? And they set highest interest knowing that you can't repay? I think it could be worse for poor.

  • March 28, 2016 at 7:20 am
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    this is kind of scarey not cause of gates but fucking bankers

  • June 28, 2016 at 12:18 am
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    Wow, the poor now have mobility of their lack of assets. They can now be poor everywhere they go, unlike now where they are poor wherever they are.

  • May 21, 2017 at 9:55 pm
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    We need to change the Mafia Central Banking System, that's what we need!

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