Browsing the "BitPesa" Tag

Bitcoin Payments Startup BitPesa Raises $2.5 Million

| Stan Higgins

Bitcoin payments startup BitPesa has raised $2.5m in a new Series A funding round.

Nairobi

BitPesa Board Member Departs Following Kenyan Government Appointment

| Stan Higgins

Bitcoin remittance startup BitPesa has lost one of its board members following an appointment to a top government position related to technology.

Kenya, money

Kenyan Court Upholds Bid to Keep Bitcoin Startup Off M-Pesa

| Stan Higgins

A Kenyan High Court judge has ruled that M-Pesa operator Safaricom will not be required to grant access to BitPesa amid an ongoing legal dispute.

Kenyan High Court Hears BitPesa Case Against Safaricom

| Joon Ian Wong

The Kenyan High Court heard a case brought by bitcoin startup BitPesa against mobile money giant Safaricom two days ago.

Kenya, money

Pantera Leads $1.1 Million Funding for African Bitcoin Startup BitPesa

| Pete Rizzo

Kenya-based bitcoin services provider BitPesa has raised $1.1m in funding led by Pantera Capital and including Bitcoin Opportunity Corp.

kenya

How BitPesa Plans to Reduce Friction in the Remittances Market

| Kadhim Shubber

The socially-focused bitcoin startup aims to "cut through" the inefficiencies in international remittances and underdeveloped banking systems.

BitPesa Launches Beta Testing for Kenyan Remittance Service

| Tanaya Macheel

BitPesa has launched its beta program with the long-term goal of disrupting the remittance space.

Africa

Companies and Charities Unite to Promote Bitcoin in Africa

| Jon Southurst

Private companies, charities and individuals are teaming up to present a good first impression for bitcoin in Africa.