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BitPesa raises $5m from Sompo Holdings to revolutionize cross-border payments

Kenya's BitPesa has raised $5m from Japanese insurance group Sompo Holdings in a move expected to revolutionize cross-border payments and insurance services globally. Sompo will use Bitpesa’s technology to...

BitPesa, SBI Remit Partner for Blockchain Cross-Border Payments Between Japan And Africa

BitPesa, a digital foreign exchange and payment platform that leverages blockchain settlement to significantly lower the cost and increase the speed of business payments to...

Bitpesa leveraging Blockchain to lower cost and increase the speed of business payments in...

BitPesa is an online payment platform that leverages Blockchain settlement to significantly lower the cost and increase the speed of business payments to, from...

We Are Creating a Hybrid Financial Infrastructure That Is Equally Accessible and Efficient-Elizabeth Rossiello,...

Being ambitious is great. However, making that ambition a reality is one of the biggest challenges many people are currently facing. This is not...

BitPesa Launches in Ghana, Growing Footprint Across West Africa

BitPesa has launched in Ghana and will be offering new currency pairs, allowing Ghanaians to make GHS payments that settle in more than ten...

Kenya’s BitPesa Acquires TransferZero, an International Online Money Transfer Service

  BitPesa, a Nairobi-based blockchain payments platform for Africa and Europe has acquired TransferZero, an international, online money transfer platform that specializes in sending money to...

BitPesa Raises $4M Funding From Greycroft, Plug and Play

Pan-African blockchain payments firm BitPesa has raised $4m in a follow-up to its Series A funding round led by Greycroft, a majority of existing...

BitPesa partners Bitbond to help SMEs in Africa access & repay loans in seconds

Berlin-based Bitbond, a bitcoin payment processor that connects fixed-income investors with small business owners who need loans has partnered up with BitPesa, to allow...

BitPesa Closes $2.5 million Series A round to expand its services across West and...

 BitPesa, a digital currency payments company, has closed a $2.5 million Series A round to expand its services in the UK, Europe as well...

BitPesa revamps platform, introduces transfers between Africa & China

After raising an undisclosed round of funding in February from BitFury Capital, BitPesa has revamped its platform to make global FX payments easier, safer, and more efficient...

BitPesa Raises Funding From BitFury Capital to Bring Bitcoins to the Masses

Pan-African bitcoin payments and trading firm BitPesa has raised an undisclosed round of funding from BitFury Capital, an investment arm of Bifury Group, a...

BitPesa Launches in Tanzania With Great New Features

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...

Kenya’s BitPesa Raises $1.1M | Expands to Ghana, Uganda & Tanzania

Kenya's BitPesa, a Bitcoin to Kenyan Shilling (KES) remittance service has closed a follow-on round of $1.1M to fuel its operations in Kenya, Ghana...

BitPesa Launches Platform to Enable NGOs in Kenya to Receive Bitcoin Donations

Launched in beta this June, bitcoin remittance service BitPesa has launched a new service that aims to help NGOs operating in Nairobi, Kenya receive...

BitPesa to Go Live in Kenya to Revolutionize Money Transfer

Last month, BitPesa began the pilot phase of a new, cheaper, faster way to send money from anywhere to Kenya freely and at a...

BREAKING: BitPesa Launches UK-Kenya Money Remittance Services

Kenya's BitPesa has launched in beta to allow Kenyans living in abroad to send money back home with ease and at affordable rates. Speaking to...

Nairobi Garage opens its third coworking space in Karen

Nairobi Garage, a coworking space for innovative and growing businesses has launched a new hub in Karen, Nairobi, making the total workspace...

Blockchain technology disrupting Kenya’s small business sector

It has been a long while before Kenya warmed up to the blockchain, previously regarded with suspicion and relative hostility, with some even referring...

Everything you need to know about ICOs

Much like IPO stands for Initial Public Offering in which investors purchase shares of a company, ICO is Initial Coin Offering. These three words...

Doubts about the ‘Africa Rising’ narrative as expatriate-founders take over Kenya’s startup ecosystem

African tech startups raised $560 million in VC funding in 2017, a 53% YoY Growth according to a report by Partech Ventures with a total of 128...

Economist’s Innovation Summit in Nairobi to discuss the impact of digital technology on Africa’s...

The role played by digital technology in the development of Africa’s economy will take centre stage at the Innovation Summit Africa set for Nairobi on March...

Africa Tech Summit Kigali to hold in three weeks

 Africa Tech Summit Kigali is set to hold on February 14th and 15th to drive business and investment across the continent forward. Supported by the Rwandan...
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25 tech leaders announced to speak at Africa Tech Summit Kigali 2018

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHQCyIgjU_M?list=PLNkBipGVeSEZtFLzY9BfAnQf3v17xtZbJ]   The first 25 speakers from leading tech companies across Africa have been announced for the upcoming Africa Tech Summit Kigali. The speakers confirmed include industry...

Belfrics Global Launches a Bitcoin Exchange in Kenya, set to expand to Nigeria and...

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5y3lV_aRLR8] Headquartered in Singapore, Malaysia, with operational offices in India, Indonesia, Hong Kong, China and Dubai, Belfrics Global has launched its Bitcoin Exchange in...

Entries to Apply for the Apps Africa Innovation Awards Now Open

The AppsAfrica.com Innovation Awards celebrate the best in mobile and tech from across Africa supported by Mobile Monday South Africa and Mobile Ecosystem Forum (MEF)...

Bitwala introduces free Bitcoin to M-Pesa transfers to Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania & Uganda

Global bitcoin remittance firm Bitwala, has introduced bitcoin to M-Pesa transfers in Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda for free in a move the firm...

AppsAfrica.com Innovation Award Winners 2016 Announced

  Ten winners of the AppsAfrica.com Innovation Awards 2016 were announced at a pan-African mobile and tech awards party in Cape Town, South Africa. The Awards...

Bitcoin accounts in Kenya have been shut down

When Bitcoin startups began in Africa, it was a major hit. But when BitPesa a startup that began in Kenya started, local investors, venture...

Bitcoin bitwala receives $900k in seed funding, plans to expand to Africa

Bitcoin remittance and utility bill payment service Bitwala has raised $900,000 (800k Euros) from Barry Silbert’s Digital Currency Group, Federal Ministry of Economics, the...

Nigeria’s Bitstake Wants to be Africa’ Biggest Bitcoin Remittance Service

You've probably heard of BitPesa, a UK to Kenya Bitcoin-to-M-PESA remittance service disrupting old-school money remittance services such as Western Union and Money Gram,...