Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) is now in line with other banks in blacklisting digital currencies and warns customers and banks dealing with it.
Kenya, a country with rickety infrastructure and a reliance on agriculture, could be poised to kickstart mainstream use of blockchain technology.
The World Bank has revealed plans to explore how blockchain could help boost Kenya's financial prospects.
Bitcoin remittance startup BitPesa has lost one of its board members following an appointment to a top government position related to technology.
Bitcoin firm igot has expanded to Kenya following the acquisition of a local cryptocurrency exchange and integration with a mobile payments platform.
Australia-based exchange igot is opening up its services to over 40 countries, including all of the EU and parts of the Middle East and Africa.
Ethical fashion accessories company Bureh is taking the first steps in creating a bitcoin economy for sub-Saharan Africa.
The socially-focused bitcoin startup aims to "cut through" the inefficiencies in international remittances and underdeveloped banking systems.
Singapore's CoinPip is partnering with a US startup to launch a low-tech solution to send bitcoins via SMS.
Pelle Braendgaard talks to CoinDesk about his company's plans and the challenges bitcoin faces in the developing world.