BitPesa has launched in Tanzania, enabling users to make payments or send money to any mobile money platform in the country.
“You can now make a payment to any Tanzanian mobile money number instantly from anywhere in the world for just 3%! All major mobile money operators are included. Tuma pesa kupitia BitPesa leo!,” the firm announced also adding that it added new fatures to the platform to make it more efficient and slicker.
The new UX features allow users to add, edit and search for their contacts right inside the app on the Pay page, calculate their payment using 7 different reference currencies and as well get the status on all their payments via the simple new dashboard.
In February, BitPesa closed a follow-on round of $1.1M to fuel its operations in Kenya, Ghana and as well expand into Tanzania and Uganda in an African expansion move. Raise was led by Pantera Capital Management LP, Crypto Currency Partners LP, Stephens Investment Management LLC, and its existing shareholders: the Bitcoin Opportunity Corporation and Future/Perfect Ventures, among others.