If you’re a geek this is the best way to send money internationally: send Bitcoin to an email address. It requires that the receiver is not of the scary type. For two reasons. First of all, the receiver needs to set up their own Bitcoin wallet. This is not extremely hard but somehow people are scared of doing things that gives them a lot of power over their own situation. The second reason is that Bitcoin is very volatile.
Send Bitcoin to email address: Step 1: Buy Bitcoin
Unfortunately buying Bitcoins is not extremely easy yet. You can buy Bitcoin through Coinbase, another good choice is Bitstamp. If you prefer buying Bitcoin with cash you can check localbitcoins.com. And then there are a lot of smaller exchanges all around the globe, e.g. bitcoinkaufen.eu for German speaking markets.
Step 2: Creating a wallet
Bitcoin is an open source currency. So there is a wide range of wallets, which can run on various platforms. Since we’re planning to send some BTC by email it’s probably smart to get a wallet that will let you easily send Bitcoin over email. It should also be reliable. Two companies come to mind: blockchain.info and Coinbase. Once you have a wallet with one of these you can simply send some cryptomoney to any email address.
Make sure you don’t make a mistake entering the email address since the Bitcoins might be gone forever if someone else claims them. There are no cashbacks, refunds or claims on Bitcoins that have been sent over the Bitcoin protocol. The email will not directly make the Bitcoin transaction happen since the receiver will first need to create a wallet or have the BTC sent to their existing wallet.