Cover image of Tricia Martinez

Tricia Martinez

8 Podcast Episodes

Latest 1 May 2021 | Updated Daily

Weekly hand curated podcast episodes for learning

Episode artwork

Episode 140: Tricia Martinez on Using Blockchain to Advance Opportunities in Emerging Markets

Crypto Token Talk

Tricia Martinez is Founder & CEO at Wala and Director at Dala Foundation. In this episode, Tricia explains how her research led her to use blockchain to encourage financial growth in emerging markets. The foundation Dala and company Wala are able to operate on a no-fee model and aid consumers and small business owners who are often left out of the current financial markets. Wala is a no-fee financial app for emerging markets, and Dala is a multi-chain open-source crypto asset. Wala is the first major contributor to Dala’s open source development, and the first open source application to allow the use of Dala for transactions and peer-to-peer transfers. Tricia discovered that emerging parts of the world were hungry for a financial system that worked for users and small business owners. It may come as a surprise, but even in emerging countries, cell phones are quite popular, so the idea to use them for peer-to-peer transactions makes complete sense. Adoption has been extremely fast, providing even more evidence that there’s a demand for this type of service and that people can be empowered in a sometimes unbalanced economy. Topics covered: -   Crypto in emerging markets. -   Financial challenges in emerging markets. -   Creating a system that’s fair, borderless, and geared towards ignnored consumers. -   Research findings on universal basic income. -   How Dala and Wala are have experience fast adoption and  growth. -   Why decentralization is key in creating financial support in a growing economy. -   Multi-chain cryptocurrencies. -   The relationship between Dala and Wala, and how they’re able to operate on a no-fee basis. -   What’s coming next for Dala and Wala. Links: https://dala.org/ https://www.bitwala.com/ https://twitter.com/TriciaTita https://twitter.com/GetWala Telegram: t.me/getwala


30 Aug 2018

Episode artwork

11 - Tricia Martinez and the first zero-fee money app

The Think WTF Podcast

We chat to Tricia Martinez, the CEO/Founder of GetWala about Digital Currencies in Emerging Markets. 


16 Aug 2018

Similar People

Episode artwork

Tricia Martinez - CEO of Get Wala

The Trader Cobb Crypto Podcast

My guests from #BlockChainWeek NYC continue. Tricia Martinez is apart of something pretty special at Wala. They have issued a CryptoCurrency called Dala to eliminate the fees and difficulties in certain countries when it comes to moving money. Check it out!


15 May 2018

Episode artwork

Tricia Martinez - CEO of Get Wala

The Trader Cobb Crypto Podcast

My guests from #BlockChainWeek NYC continue. Tricia Martinez is apart of something pretty special at Wala. They have issued a CryptoCurrency called Dala to eliminate the fees and difficulties in certain countries when it comes to moving money. Check it out! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


15 May 2018

Most Popular

Episode artwork

31. Dala Dala Micropayments on the Blockchain Empowering Emerging Markets with Tricia Martinez

Coloring Crypto

Asking previous guests how the blockchain could do good, the most common response is that it could empower the two thirds of the worlds with no access to financial systems. We cover SXSW and then go deep on how badly much of the world could use a better solution to existing currency models. Guest: Tricia Martinez Founder & CEO Wala and Director Dala Foundation https://twitter.com/TriciaTita https://www.linkedin.com/in/tricianmartinez/ https://getwala.com/


20 Mar 2018

Episode artwork

Thriller Podcast: Live at SXSW 2018 Crypto Summit - Tricia Martinez of Wala

Thriller Crypto

Car sits down and talks with Tricia Martinez Founder & CEO of Wala. Tricia Martinez Twitter: https://twitter.com/TriciaTita Wala Twitter: https://twitter.com/GetWala Wala: https://getwala.com/ Dala: https://tokensale.getwala.com/ Also should mention I said Co-Founder on the Podcast. I apologize Tricia is the Founder and CEO of Wala. Credits: Music for the Podcast: FKA Twigs, Playboi Carti Host: Car@thrillerpodcast.club Support the Show: Patreon: http://bit.ly/patreonThriller Tip Jar: paypal.me/snsts Hardware Wallets We Recommend: Ledger Nano S: http://amzn.to/2p7E20u KeepKey: http://amzn.to/2FygKb3 Trezor: http://amzn.to/2FAoAkE Suggested Reading: Mastering Bitcoin: Programming the Open Blockchain http://amzn.to/2Fx5hsl Republic, Lost: Version 2.0: http://amzn.to/2FHvY0N The Creature from Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve:http://amzn.to/2FMRtO5 The Internet of Money Vol. II: http://amzn.to/2p5DHf1 Mastering Ethereum: Building Smart Contracts and Dapps: http://amzn.to/2p1IHSC Social: Telegram Group: http://bit.ly/telegramThriller Facebook: http://bit.ly/fbThriller Twitter/Periscope: http://bit.ly/twitterThriller Instagram: http://bit.ly/instagramThriller Soundcloud: http://bit.ly/soundcloudThriller YouTube: https://bit.ly/youtubeThriller SnapChat: Car-Gonz Google Voice: (512) 537-9209 Find Thriller Podcast: SubReddit: http://bit.ly/redditThriller Stitcher Podcasts: http://bit.ly/stitThriller Google Play Podcasts: http://bit.ly/thrillergp Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/appleThriller AnchorFM: http://bit.ly/anchorThriller Fiat Currency Donation: Venmo: @thrillerCar Square Cash Tag: $thrillerCar Square Cash App: http://bit.ly/sqrcashThriller Cryptocurrency Donations: Donate Bitcoin: 1B7kNMw3UuFifAzi3SVQNeKJq3qhbG45aV Donate Bitcoin Cash:189GhQDQYhebGAweWWoFt2LU7AsXAjgWow Donate Ethereum: 0x1471B0F3c973c596b312EAe210414648e169f749 Donate Litecoin: LUKRRKyZNPnd7PXs89N19cTTXb3LKGW4wp Donate Dash: Xq8zyZHX1kHKdyHGpiFxLz4wEE7dZLJhxH Donate Cardano:DdzFFzCqrhstWXmb8DqiUMtWWmKTkeEdZnLFJcHK24xdeBA8mkfnLGp3aYfvVXtTd5eLMamHPXRGZbA6oXXGBReRrTUVN1sFiJojhLt9 Donate Stellar:GCNE4BNCKLRVEVJ5JWD365P6YQ5SZLGFCQNJMWODO7ERFYSR2S4CG45C Donate Monero:48CQ9X2fnpKUjnsZJDBaLHfapBTEbskSJeyjiyVq126SCAiUghEWqhoAtBqw2vPJ7rZjiGfJ87p3x9EnGcnwH9nCVnrVCaq


12 Mar 2018

Episode artwork

Tricia Martinez Of Wala And Doug Scribner Of VaultLogic

The Crypto Show

On tonight's episode of "The Crypto Show," our first guest is Tricia Martinez, a behavioral economist educated at the University of Chicago, who is the founder and CEO of Wala, a financial services platform for the unbanked and underbanked and those who rely on microtransactions, including microloans, in the third world. Our second guest is Doug Scribner, the founder of Watch My Bit. He comes on to talk about VaultLogic, which is a cash storage and transfer service that can be integrated into crypto-ATMs as well as into other financial services, the benefits of the combination of which are very promising though not necessarily immediately intuited except that Doug does an excellent job of describing and explaining a lot of the merits of this technology. Some cool stuff.

1hr 33mins

11 Dec 2017

Episode artwork

DKS017 - Tricia Martinez, CEO Wala

Matt Brown Show

In this episode we explore social entrepreneurship with the Founder and CEO of Wala, a community-powered digital banking platform for underbanked consumers in emerging markets that’s recently gone through the Barclays accelerator program in London.


26 Apr 2016