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Web 3 Needs Africa, Not the Other Way Around

The continent has shown a willingness to embrace new financial services technologies, and crypto addresses a pressing need in every country.

The continent has shown a willingness to embrace new financial services technologies, and crypto addresses a pressing need in every country.


Bitcoin Payments Startup BitPesa Raises $2.5 Million

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

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


BitPesa Board Member Departs Following Kenyan Government Appointment

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

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


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

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.

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

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

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


Pantera Leads $1.1 Million Funding for African Bitcoin Startup BitPesa

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

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


How BitPesa Plans to Reduce Friction in the Remittances Market

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

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

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

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


Companies and Charities Unite to Promote Bitcoin in Africa

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

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