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 in Texas!

Jul 8, 2015 | Events

On 12th June 2015, we traveled to Houston, Texas for the annual Kenya USA Diaspora SACCO Investment Expo. It was the perfect event to meet with Kenyans from every corner of the United States and talk about BitPesa. During the two day event, we built friendships with SACCO members and showed how BitPesa is much more than […]

#TradeWithBitPesa: What You Missed

Jul 2, 2015 | Events

On Saturday, 20th June, BitPesa held the Trade With BitPesa event at Jumuia Place in Nairobi. Traders from Kenya and beyond came in for the action, representing Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe as well. Bitcoin novices made up half the audience. John Karanja, BitPesa’s Head of East African Sales was on the ground as MC and […]

Event: Trade with BitPesa

Jun 15, 2015 | Events

Do you trade forex or equity? Interested in Bitcoin? Come join BitPesa to learn more about trading Bitcoin at the Trade With BitPesa event in Nairobi, Kenya on 20th June, 2015. An all-day line-up of the top Bitcoin traders in East Africa, including the team behind BitPesa. Come hear how they do it. Get in the know […]

New Country. New Features.

May 18, 2015 | Company Announcements

We’ve been working round the clock making BitPesa even better. Our awesome customers talk to us and shared that they use BitPesa for all of their digital financial needs. Bringing home salaries they earn from global clients, paying for goods they import and export, and sending out mobile payments to all of the people and […]

Starting Our 2nd Year!

Feb 9, 2015 | Company Announcements

In November 2014, BitPesa celebrated its first birthday. We’ve seen huge growth of our Bitcoin to Kenyan Shilling (KES) remittance product, and we’ve started sales of Bitcoin in Kenya and Ghana. We now have a team of 9 full-time employees, and recently closed a follow-on round of $1.1M. CGAP’s blog post about us on the World Bank’s website also made it to the […]

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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 […]

An In-Depth Review on BitPea by Let’s Talk Bitcoin!

Jul 27, 2014 | Company Announcements

Lets Talk Bitcoin! Last week I reported on two Bitcoin startups in Africa that are working to cash in on the remittance business: Kenya-based BitPesa and Ghana-based Kitiwa. These startups are working to leverage Bitcoin’s low transaction fees to reduce the cost of sending money across international borders… This article was featured on Lets Talk Bitcoin ! [Read More]

Telegraph UK Feature: How Bitcoin Can Transform the Developing World!

Jul 3, 2014 | Company Announcements

Bitcoin, the decentralised crypto-currency, is slowly shaking off the lingering whiff of criminality. Its association with (especially) online drugs markets like the Silk Road and radical anarchists is only half the story, and probably the least interesting half, of what Bitcoin can do. Many people within the Bitcoin community are motivated by bolder ideas than […]

Cointelegraph Coverage: Beta Testing Over, Kenyan Exchange BitPesa Launches.

Jul 2, 2014 | Company Announcements

BitPesa, the Kenyan remittance service that enables users abroad to send money home through Bitcoin, ended its beta testing phase to celebrate its official launch last week. This article was originally posted on the Coin Telegraph Blog [Read More]

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