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 […]

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 […]

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How Do I Buy Bitcoin From BitPesa?

Feb 5, 2015 | Technical Updates

As of December 2014, you can now buy Bitcoin from BitPesa, and it’s fast and easy. First things first. What is Bitcoin? You may have heard about it. Bitcoin is the most convenient way to make payments from anywhere in the world without exorbitant fees in the way. You can find out more here. If you […]

What Do I Need to Know About Bitcoin to Use BitPesa?

Sep 23, 2014 | Technical Updates

What is Bitcoin? Bitcoin is a new technology used by people and businesses. It is not owned by any one company, but the technology is available for many companies to use. It is free and open-source, just like the internet. How do I get started using Bitcoin? To be able to use Bitcoin, you need […]

How to Use BitPesa to Accept Payments for Your Business?

Sep 22, 2014 | Technical Updates

Do you get paid by customers using foreign accounts? If your business relies on tourists or expatriates with foreign bank accounts sending you payments, BitPesa can help lower your costs and get your money in your account faster! Major travel companies like Expedia.com accept Bitcoin and have reduced their costs and increased their business doing […]

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