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  1. https://www.bitpesa.co/
    Send BitCoin which is converted to fiat and then sent to folks in East Africa. Maybe using mPesa?
  2. http://balsamiq.com/products/mockups/
    Mockup tool. Useful for designing application mockups. Web version for $12/m or download app for $79.
  3. http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/IW3P/IB/2012/04/19/000158349_20120419083611/Rendered/PDF/WPS6025.pdf
    Report on the lack of access to basic financial services. States 2.5bn people have no formal bank account.
  4. https://gigaom.com/2014/09/24/two-us-banks-are-ready-to-embrace-the-ripple-protocol-allowing-instant-global-money-transfers/
    Article talking about banks and ripple and how bitcoin is a protocol.
  5. http://techcrunch.com/2014/01/01/why-i-lost-faith-in-bitcoin-as-a-money-transfer-protocol/
    Article talking about the issues of bitcoin's volatility when doing international remittance.
  6. http://investor.visa.com/files/doc_financials/Visa%20Inc.%202014%20Operational%20Performance%20Data.pdf
    Visa operational data, including total volumes, for 2013. $7tn/yr in >256m transactions per day.
  7. https://realtimeboard.com/
    A pretty full on web whiteboard app. Supports different colours and sizes and stuff, but is a little bit limited as it only has post it notes of varying colours. Not perfect, but useful...
  8. https://www.stormboard.com/
    Online whiteboard tool with a little sophistication. Allows links, sub boards, and other stuff, some only on paid plans.
  9. https://padlet.com/
    Very cool online whiteboard app. Dead simple, free, easy to collaborate, sort of like a visual priate pad.
  10. http://www.trade4me.de/
    Model shop that sells all kinds of radio controlled planes, quadrocoters, etc, in Germany. Site can be in English, but all product info in German. :-( Free shipping over €30! :-)
  11. http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2014/04/11/remittances-developing-countries-deportations-migrant-workers-wb
    2014 numbers for global remittances from the World Bank.
  12. http://superuser.com/questions/40749/command-to-unlock-locked-files-on-os-x
    Unlock files with the command `chflags -R nouchg /dir`, very useful on account of the -R.
  13. https://www.asmallworld.com/
    A paid travellers network, like couch surfing with money...
  14. https://github.com/joshfire/jsonform
    Build forms from JSON Schema. Easily template-able. Compatible with Twitter Bootstrap out of the box. Genius...
  15. http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2013/10/02/developing-countries-remittances-2013-world-bank
    Information on remittance from the world bank. Useful.
  16. https://codeclimate.com/
    Automatic code review, including security and style, linked to GitHub. Nice.
  17. https://capsulecrm.com/
    Appears to be a simple CRM tool with mobile apps and Gmail integration. Free plan for up to 2 users, limited space, or £8/user/month + VAT.
  18. https://www.boost.vc/
    Bitcoin specific accelerator in San Francisco.
  19. http://superuser.com/questions/62914/how-can-one-bulk-time-shift-the-creation-date-of-jpg-images-os-x
    Howto on modifying exif and ctime / mtime data for jpegs on OSX using exiftool. Key commands are `exiftool −AllDates+=0:58 *.JPG` and then most importantly `exiftool "-DateTimeOriginal>FileModifyDate" *.JPG`.
  20. https://github.com/obfuscurity/tasseo
    Super simple dashboard app, defaults to 2s refreshes and shows the last number. Could be useful in some cases. Supports many backends including InfluxDB, Graphite, more.
  21. http://logio.org/
    Looks something like papertrail's event viewer, but maybe not as sophisticated. Built on top of node and socketio.
  22. https://forum.ripple.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=4118&p=23393_p23393&f=2&t=4118&p=23393_p23393
    Some great discussion around the ripple protocol, the need for a white paper and the trust protocol underlying ripple, includes links to papers worth reading.
  23. http://flapjack.io/
    A monitoring notification routing + event processing system. Take events or failures or alerts from various systems and then roll them up (combine them into a single alert), notify people, and so on. Integrates with PagerDuty, or is an alternative.
  24. https://github.com/kairosdb/kairosdb
    Allegedly highly performant time series data store built on top of Cassandra (or by default, an in memory database).
  25. http://sensuapp.org/
    Open source monitoring framework that can be used as a sort of middleware between metric collection and metric storage / analysis, I think.

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