08 Jul '13, 11am

Kipochi brings Bitcoin to Africa through M-Pesa

Kipochi brings Bitcoin to Africa through M-Pesa

Kipochi just launched its Bitcoin transfer service in Kenya using M-Pesa as its running platform. This service would allow people across Kenya to send and receive funds abroad with extremely low transaction fees using the crypto online currency — Bitcoin. A few months ago, we heard rumours about Bitcoin ATMs in Africa . Although sounding disruptive, it doesn’t really take advantage of Africa’s unique market and has been implemented before. According to Quartz , M-Pesa accounts for as much as 31% of Kenya’s GDP. This is Kipochi’s main focus. The company recently ran a Q&A thread on Reddit which showed much of the users’ appreciation as well as some talk of expansion to the rest of Africa including South Africa and Tanzania. Kenyans will be able to send and receive Bitcoin and convert it to and from an M-Pesa balance. You can also buy and invest in Bitcoin. Though what stand...

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