The expansion of e-commerce offers new markets for SMEs and entrepreneurs, and is poised to drive inclusive growth. What top challenges are ripe for international collaboration?
Join this issue briefing for the latest insights on global e-commerce from e- payments to trade in digital services.
· Roberto Azevêdo, Director-General, World Trade Organization (WTO), Geneva
· Jeff Kratz, General Manager, Latin America, Canada and Caribbean, Amazon.com, USA
· Demetrios Marantis, Senior Vice-President, Global Government Relations, Visa, USA
· Jean-Claude Ramirez, Managing Partner, South America, Bain & Company,
Thanks ~ What I can do to be part of this GLOBAL MOMENT ? I know who I am , I know what I can do, I know I can help others ,I have experience in school, tourism and organizzation .... BUT who is near me DON"T BELIEVE what I try to say and manifest ~ I know my mission and I patient long long time ~ From Sri Lanka to Italy ~ I know I need help form someone is behind and I don't know who is ~ :) thanks for all you working for GLOBAL IN PROGRESS
E- Commerce has a limit on how it can work, it,s a nice concept based on the principle of if we reach 1000 people we can sell to 1%. Well we have 10 customers. Selling is the Goal. I you have a product that is can reach 10% of the customers you have 100 customers. But, and this is the big bang. Manufactures and buyers have to be comfortable with each other.
The problem is not that Facebook and Google are the only advertising platforms. The problem is that they are considered mainstream media and without these two, the trend of cryptocurrencies gaining legitimacy is delayed. That is right, I said delayed not blocked or prevented.
The World Has Changed.
Five years ago, when bitcoin was unknown to most people, this might have been a fatal move. Today is a different story. I recently traveled to a remote mountain town in the interior of Mexico. Everyone I met had heard about Bitcoin and eyes lit up with excitement when I ask if I could pay for lunch with bitcoin.
Today are dozens of websites dedicated to cryptocurrencies, either holding them, exchanging them or just writing about them. Probably the most effective advertising remains on Google, it is called Google Search and it is free.
If someone wants to learn about owning bitcoin or any other currency, there is a ton of educational information.
The Flipside Is Being Ignored.
Not All Regulation Is Inherently Bad.
If we examine the full spectrum of regulation to this point on a global scale there is one common target most everywhere. That is the practice of exchanges. So far there has been little or not regulation, threatened or enacted, to protect investors from loss of funds due to security breaches.
Capitulation Is A Good Sign.