08 Jul '13, 4pm

Daily Dot: #Bitcoin just made a giant leap in Africa Discuss:

We have outlined the scenario of Kenya adopting Bitcoin as an official currency, and though that is still some way off—if it happens at all—it is now one significant step closer. Kipochi , the Kenyan Bitcoin wallet service, has launched, and is using M-Pesa as a platform to transfer the digital currency, according to the South African tech blog, Memeburn . M-Pesa is a mobile phone-based system for carrying and spending money, usually the Kenyan shilling. It is so popular that M-Pesa transactions (approximately 80 per second) provide 31 percent of Kenya’s $33.62 billion gross domestic product, according to Quartz . M-Pesa’s owner, the mobile company Safaricom, has customer base of 19 million people is practically speaking, all the adults in Kenya. 15 million of them use M-Pesa, providing a huge possible user group for Kipochi’s Bitcoin service. The service works well on fea...

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