Abra (A Better Remittance App) is a money transfer application, founded by a former director at Netscape. Space is getting crowded with blockchain driven solutions
Bill Barhydt, the entrepreneur and former Netscape director who is credited with giving the first TED Talk on bitcoin, has debuted a bitcoin venture called Abra. The announcement, which came on the final day of Launch Festival 2015, ends seven months of silence for the stealth project. Barhydt previously founded mobile banking startup Boom Financial, which raised $17m in 2012, and WebSentric, one of the first online meeting services. Speaking at the event, Barhydt explained that the goal of Abra is to attack the $550bn global remittance market by reducing its associated fees. For ease of use, the app uses bitcoin in the back end to facilitate peer-to-peer transactions, but denominates all transactions in US dollars.