Leaf Global Fintech

  • Original Title: Leaf Global Fintech
  • Year: 2018
  • Award: WSA Young Innovators
  • Producer: Tori Samples, Nat Robinson
  • Organisation: Leaf Global Fintech
  • Country: United States of America
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Leaf is a virtual bank that meets the short and long-term financial needs of vulnerable populations by enabling the storage and transport of assets across borders. Leaf uses blockchain technology to instantaneously convert mobile money into stable investments backed by fiat currency. While mobile money doesn’t cross borders, Leaf’s platform is accessible anywhere from a mobile device—no smartphone required. Customer identity is linked across borders using biometrics. Friends and family abroad can contribute to the Leaf customer’s account.