BitPesa’s 5th Anniversary: Celebrating 5 Years of Growth

Nov 19, 2018

Blink… And we’re five years old! From a makeshift office in a Nairobi living room to five fully-fledged offices across Africa and Europe, BitPesa has come a long way since November 2013. As we celebrate our anniversary this year, we are very proud that our loyal customers and dedicated team have brought in such huge […]

Sompo Holdings Partners with BitPesa to Revolutionize Cross-Border Payments

Nov 9, 2018

Tokyo, Japan–November 9, 2018–Sompo Holdings, Inc. (head office: Shinjuku, Tokyo, Group CEO & President: Kengo Sakurada, hereinafter “Sompo Holdings”) has announced a business alliance with BitPesa, leading digital foreign exchange platform and treasury solution based in Africa that leverages blockchain settlement to significantly lower the cost and increase the speed of business payments to and […]

Spirited Frontier Uses BitPesa to Pay Suppliers on Time

Oct 15, 2018

According to a 2015 study by Accenture, Africa’s growth and attractiveness for business expansion and investment is unquestionable. However, Africa is a still a very complex market, and resource constraints make it difficult for many businesses to achieve profitability. Access to payments is one of the biggest challenges for a business that relies on supplies […]

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5 Signs You’re Ready for International Expansion

Nov 21, 2018 | Business Tips

The first couple of steps for opening a business seem relatively straightforward — finding customers and selling your product or service! However, as you’re going to grow from a small company to a medium enterprise, you may have more options. In order to grow your business, you can offer new products/services, go after bigger clients, […]

5 Ways BitPesa Makes Cross-Border Business Easier

Nov 20, 2018 | Business Tips

In the past 5 years, BitPesa has helped thousands of people make 1 million transactions in and out of Africa. They come from diverse backgrounds and industries, but they all have the same needs for foreign currencies across borders. BitPesa makes accessing foreign currencies easier, so that you can focus on what matters most — […]

BitPesa’s 5th Anniversary: Celebrating 5 Years of Growth

Nov 19, 2018 | Company Announcements

Blink… And we’re five years old! From a makeshift office in a Nairobi living room to five fully-fledged offices across Africa and Europe, BitPesa has come a long way since November 2013. As we celebrate our anniversary this year, we are very proud that our loyal customers and dedicated team have brought in such huge […]

5 Top Tips for Pan-African Expansion

Nov 9, 2018 | Business Tips

With the signing of the African Continental Free Trade agreement in May 2018, we are excited about the policies and subsidies that will be put in place to facilitate intra-African trade, and hopefully makes it easier for SMEs to expand into other countries. Since our founding 5 years ago, we have expanded into 8 countries, […]

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Sompo Holdings Partners with BitPesa to Revolutionize Cross-Border Payments

Nov 9, 2018 | Company Announcements

Tokyo, Japan–November 9, 2018–Sompo Holdings, Inc. (head office: Shinjuku, Tokyo, Group CEO & President: Kengo Sakurada, hereinafter “Sompo Holdings”) has announced a business alliance with BitPesa, leading digital foreign exchange platform and treasury solution based in Africa that leverages blockchain settlement to significantly lower the cost and increase the speed of business payments to and […]

Spirited Frontier Uses BitPesa to Pay Suppliers on Time

Oct 15, 2018 | Customer Success

According to a 2015 study by Accenture, Africa’s growth and attractiveness for business expansion and investment is unquestionable. However, Africa is a still a very complex market, and resource constraints make it difficult for many businesses to achieve profitability. Access to payments is one of the biggest challenges for a business that relies on supplies […]

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New Features on BFX

Sep 24, 2018 | Company Announcements

Last month, we announced BFX, an improved interface for cross-border payments, built on the same platform you have trusted for years. In addition to unveiling new features that opened new payment corridors, we also improved existing offerings too. Payments between Africa and Europe When you are looking to make payments between Africa (Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania […]

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BitPesa Partners with SBI Remit To Facilitate Easy Business Payments between Japan and Africa

Sep 20, 2018 | Company Announcements

Nairobi, Kenya — September 20th 2018 — BitPesa, the first and largest blockchain-powered treasury management solution for frontier market businesses, today announced their partnership with SBI Remit, Japan’s largest remittance service provider, a subsidiary of SBI Group, a Japanese internet financial services pioneer.  As Japan has recently made a big push into Africa, the firms have […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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