Introducing BFX: A New Way to Make Cross-border Payments

Aug 22, 2018

At BitPesa, we have journeyed through five years of improving our service, listening carefully to what our customers need. Today, we unveil BFX, a new platform for our customers who are constantly seeking ease and speed in conducting their FX transactions. This iteration is a step in our commitment to serving every customer, from large […]

We’re Excited To Be Named World Economic Forum Technology Pioneers 2018!

Jun 21, 2018

We’re very happy to announce that BitPesa has been named as one of the 61 most promising Technology Pioneers in 2018 by the World Economic Forum. We have been recognised for our work in facilitating faster and cost-effective cross-border transactions in, out and within Africa using the blockchain settlement. The World Economic Forum Technology Pioneers […]

Meet the Team: David

Sep 27, 2017

Who are you? I am a go-getter and I know what I want to achieve in life. I am guided by three life goals: to be with people I love, to be financially independent and to create something beautiful and change the world. I guess that is why I ended up in Kenya. Where did […]

Introducing BFX

Introducing BFX: A New Way to Make Cross-border Payments

Aug 22, 2018 | Company Announcements

At BitPesa, we have journeyed through five years of improving our service, listening carefully to what our customers need. Today, we unveil BFX, a new platform for our customers who are constantly seeking ease and speed in conducting their FX transactions. This iteration is a step in our commitment to serving every customer, from large […]

World Economic Forum Award

We’re Excited To Be Named World Economic Forum Technology Pioneers 2018!

Jun 21, 2018 | Company Announcements

We’re very happy to announce that BitPesa has been named as one of the 61 most promising Technology Pioneers in 2018 by the World Economic Forum. We have been recognised for our work in facilitating faster and cost-effective cross-border transactions in, out and within Africa using the blockchain settlement. The World Economic Forum Technology Pioneers […]

BitPesa in Kampala

BitPesa in Kampala

May 31, 2018 | Events

Since we launched in Uganda in 2015, we have served thousands of customers in the bountiful Pearl of Africa. We have always felt their spirit of entrepreneurship and brotherhood right from our headquarters. It was then not a surprise when we invited them to our first event in Kampala and they came in their numbers, […]

How to Protect Yourself From Scammers

May 31, 2018 | Customer Success

The popularity of blockchain and cryptocurrencies, especially Bitcoin, is growing at an extremely fast pace in Africa. This exciting technology has a lot of potential for increasing access to finance and making it easier to do business across borders. But any success story can also attract bad actors. Just like the scammers that regularly show […]

BitPesa in Accra

May 15, 2018 | Events

We got off to a great start this year by launching BitPesa in Ghana, where we gained traction immediately. It is against this backdrop that our team arrived in Accra this May to see where the action was and meet our customers. In addition to hosting an event with entrepreneurs and business operators in the capital, […]

BitPesa Acquires TransferZero, Leading Online European Money Transfer Service

Feb 7, 2018 | Company Announcements

Acquisition provides deep roots to UK and European licensing, bank accounts, and integrations BitPesa, the first and largest blockchain payments platform for Africa and Europe, announced today their acquisition of TransferZero, an international, online money transfer platform that specializes in sending money to consumers and companies in 200 countries using over 50 different currencies.   TransferZero, […]

Meet the Team: David

Sep 27, 2017 | Meet the Team

Who are you? I am a go-getter and I know what I want to achieve in life. I am guided by three life goals: to be with people I love, to be financially independent and to create something beautiful and change the world. I guess that is why I ended up in Kenya. Where did […]

An Update on KES Payments

Sep 1, 2017 | Others

Since inception, BitPesa has been at the forefront of bitcoin payment processing in Kenya. We have loved serving all our customers the last three years, despite many challenges faced every step of the way. We continue to experience increasing difficulty in ensuring we facilitate KES payments. It will be necessary to make changes to continue […]

How Be Forward Sends Multiple Payments from Japan to Uganda in Minutes

Aug 22, 2017 | Customer Success

Be Forward is a Japanese company that exports used cars from Japan to Africa. It is one of the biggest e-commerce sites for affordable vehicles in East Africa. The Challenge Before BitPesa, Be Forward used different services to send payments from Japan to agents in Africa. Bank charges were very high for international transfers, and they […]

KJ Cargo Saves Up to 15% With BitPesa Payment Solutions

Aug 7, 2017 | Customer Success

KJ Cargo is a UK based logistics/shipping company that uses BitPesa to make payments from UK to Nigeria. We spoke with the company’s founder and director, Mr. Kanayo Iyama, who was happy to share his company’s experience. Previous Encounters The team at KJ Cargo had many negative experiences with payment companies in the past. Payments from […]

Update on Potential Bitcoin Fork

Jul 31, 2017 | Technical Updates

Over the last couple of months we have seen a continued rise in popularity and increased use of Bitcoin in the markets we operate. With increased popularity, comes a higher demand and there has been a global need to increase the Blockchain’s capacity to achieve faster transactions and low fees. The community has been exploring […]

Update on BTC Buy Delays

May 23, 2017 | Technical Updates

Over the past few weeks, we have had system issues that have affected customers buying bitcoins on our platform. We understand that this has created delays and confusion for some of you during this period. Rest assured that we are doing everything we can to restore system normalcy permanently. For all pending transactions from yesterday […]

BitPesa at the Fintech Insider Series in London

May 17, 2017 | Events

Payments make the world go round by facilitating the exchange of goods or services for value. We use various payment methods to makes purchases or transfer money. Simply put, payments are necessary for economies to thrive and so developments in this industry impact the lives of everyone around the world, and BitPesa gets this. BitPesa […]

Improving Access to Financing for African SMEs

Mar 28, 2017 | Customer Success

BitPesa has partnered with Bitbond to improve access to financing for SMEs in Africa. Bitbond, which is based in Berlin, Germany, connects fixed-income investors with small business owners who need loans. To make global cross-border lending possible, the platform uses the bitcoin blockchain for payment processing. By working with BitPesa, borrowers who receive funding on Bitbond can now […]

Meet the Team: Leilah

Mar 22, 2017 | Meet the Team

We’re back! This March, meet Leilah Ruto, BitPesa’s Senior Accounts Associate. Who are you? I am Leilah Chepchirchir Kipruto, but since it is quite a long name, I shorten it to Leilah Ruto to make it easy on the tongue. Where did you go to school? All my years in school were spent in Nairobi. […]

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