Bringing Bitcoin to Vietnam with Dominik Weil and Bao-Phuong (Paige) Nguyen

Around the Five Year Anniversary event of the local Bitcoin Community in Saigon the team of Bitcoin Magazine also took the time to record another show of their “Bitcoin in Asia” podcast, this time with a focus on the Vietnamese market.

For this purpose John Riggins of Bitcoin Magazine visited the premises of BitcoinVN, Vietnam’s first & longest-running Bitcoin Exchange service and sat down with their leadership Dominik Weil and Nguyen Tran Bao Phuong to talk about their way into Bitcoin, the beginnings of Bitcoin in Vietnam and their ongoing journey over the past few years.

John Riggins, Bao-Phuong (Paige) Nguyen and Dominik Weil.
John Riggins, Bao-Phuong (Paige) Nguyen and Dominik Weil..

The full episode can be found here:


00:00 Finding Bitcoin in Germany and decided to go all-in in Vietnam (2012-2013)

11:00 Founding Bitcoin Vietnam – first product offerings and strategy, Bitcoin scene in Vietnam at the time (2013)

15:00 Founding Bitcoin Saigon (first Bitcoin Meetup in Vietnam)

18:00 Business lines of Bitcoin Vietnam

22:00 Remittance market and competitive landscape (2014)

25:00 Focusing on building the Bitcoin ecosystem in Vietnam vs Asia more broadly

30:00 Lobbying regulators and realities of opening a financial services business in Vietnam

38:00 Bull market and navigating the excesses and consequences of the ICO market in Vietnam (2017-2018)

45:00 Regulatory developments since 2018


Saigon Expat Services: Interview with Dominik, COO of BitcoinVN

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