09 Jul '13, 4pm

Kipochi launches M-Pesa integrated bitcoin wallet in Africa

Kipochi launches M-Pesa integrated bitcoin wallet in Africa

Global bitcoin wallet service Kipochi has launched a product that allows people in Africa to send and receive bitcoins, plus convert them to and from the Kenyan currency M-Pesa. This will allow Kenyans to transfer money in an easier, faster and more cost effective way than is currently offered by banks and money transfer companies, such as Western Union and MoneyGram. Kipochi works on all mobile phones as it has SMS, USSD and HTML5 frontends, so there is no requirement for users to have the most up-to-date handsets. “We believe Bitcoin can truly help people in the developing world and wanted to develop a mobile wallet for it that works in a similar way to what people are already using. M-Pesa is by far the most successful mobile wallet in the world, which made it a pretty logical step for us to integrate with it,” said Pelle Braendgaard, co-founder of Kipochi. He went on t...

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