RE: Bitspark Switching to Bitshares for Remittances
bitUSD is amazing for moving value around the world quickly, safely and with very little volatility. 3s transactions, send to a named address (instead of a difficult to understand hash of random numbers and letters) and negligible fees.
The most exciting development in Bitshares right now is the HERO token, which is a 5% savings account pegged to the US dollar. Volumes are currently low but it is brand new and working perfectly. The HERO is literally the perfect remittance currency, because it is price stable and pays 5% 'interest' with no lock up period or penalties. Just use it like bitUSD but get a 5% return for just holding it.
I can see services like Bitspark holding their working capital in HERO and using the DEX to move in and out of USD, CNY etc.
Bitshares has been chugging away for 3-4 years and currently does more op/tx than Bitcoin and Ether combined. Zero scaling issues and extremely fast. BTS is easily the most undervalued crypto out there. A boom to $5-10 is not far fetched at all. Exciting times!