Bitcoin wallet startup Luno has raised $9 million in new funding as part of a Series B round announced today.
Bitcoin startup BitX is changing its name to Luno, as it switched focus to the European market.
South Africa's VALR exchange is launching March 1, expanding bitcoin access across the continent.
Paxful says business is surging in developing nations, where mobile phones are abundant and cheap, but access to exchange platforms remains scarce.
South Africa's second-largest supermarket chain tested bitcoin payments earlier this year, but is thus far declining to roll out a broader option.