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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Akwaaba Ghana!

Mar 21, 2018 | Company Announcements

We’re thrilled to announce that BitPesa is now live in Ghana, offering both traders and businesses a high-speed, low-cost way to make and receive payments to and from anywhere in the world using GHS. In 2015, we expanded from East Africa to West Africa and now look forward to serving new customers in the region […]

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, […]

An Update on KES Payments

Sep 1, 2017 | Company Announcements

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 […]

New Year – Next Level

Jan 31, 2017 | Company Announcements

We are thrilled to announce that BitPesa closed a $2.5 million Series A round to expand its services in the UK, Europe and further across West and Southern Africa. The round was led by US-based Draper VC with participation from new shareholder Greycroft Partners and existing investors Digital Currency Group, Pantera Capital Management, Blockchain Capital, […]

Connecting Payments with Africa and China

Oct 28, 2016 | Company Announcements

BitPesa now offers businesses and individuals a faster, more cost-effective way to send or receive payments between Africa and China. China-Africa trade increased to more than $170 billion in 2013, according to the World Bank. However, the cost of sending payments from Africa to China remains high, often taking days to settle on the other […]

The New BitPesa Website is Live!

Aug 4, 2016 | Company Announcements

We’re thrilled to announce the new customer-inspired BitPesa platform! We have redesigned our website to make global FX payments easier, safer, and more efficient. Two years ago, we launched our payment platform in Kenya, with a mission to connect African payment infrastructure with the rest of the world. Since then, we’ve expanded to Tanzania, Uganda and Nigeria […]

BitPesa V. Safaricom

Dec 14, 2015 | Company Announcements

As a start-up grows up, it begins to get noticed by established companies. This is a great milestone in any start-up’s life. Should the established companies partner with the start-up? Should they copy it? Should they close their eyes and wait to see if the start-up withers? Or, should they try and squash it? For […]

UNA Welcome Nigeria! Karibu Uganda!

Nov 9, 2015 | Company Announcements

We’ve been hard at work in the past few months and we’re excited to announce that you can now use BitPesa to make payments to Nigeria and Uganda from anywhere in the world. BitPesa for Business Need to pay salaries? Invoices? Importers? BitPesa has now gone beyond allowing customers to make small mobile payments to […]

Trade with BitPesa

Sep 8, 2015 | Company Announcements

We’re excited to announce that you can now buy and sell Bitcoin 24/7, all on one page! At BitPesa, we listen to what our customers say and improve your experience with this in mind. In the last few months, we have transitioned from manual trading to an automatic Buy Bitcoin system and now to BitPesa Trade. […]

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