How we can increase cryptocurrency adoption in emerging markets with Yellowcard’s Chris Maurice


Chris Maurice is the CEO and co-founder of Yellow Card Financial. Chris started his freelance writing and SEO consulting career in high school, writing for more than 200 publications (including the former and and optimizing over 140 websites on Google (including In college, Chris began sourcing shoes and clothing from Pakistan, giving him his first experience with international markets, partnerships, and currency exchange. He then started consulting for others looking for manufacturing connections in the Middle East, helping over 470 companies and brands start their own clothing line. While studying finance at Auburn University, Chris and his co-founder Justin Poiroux started selling Bitcoin for cash with the mission of giving people access to financial resources in a scalable, efficient manner. They made many mistakes and founded Yellow Card on the back of everything they learned.

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Chris Maurice

On this episode, you’ll learn:

  1. How Omar expanded his tech conference business across the middle east through Tweetups, [9:18]
  2. What nearing peak oil means for the gulf coast’s sovereign wealth funds, [15:01]
  3. A deep dive on the Saudi Arabia tech and innovation landscape, [20:09]

Recorded in partnership with

PeaceTech Lab works to reduce violent conflict using technology, media, and data to accelerate and scale peacebuilding efforts. An independent nonprofit, the Lab brings together engineers and activists, MBAs and conflict experts, social scientists, data scientists, and other innovators to put the right tools in the right hands to build peace.

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