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 […]

2019 Nigerian Elections, FX Rates and Business

Feb 1, 2019 | Events

Since the re-introduction of democracy in the Nigerian federation in 1999, elections have, to varying degrees, caused ripple effects on the economy, which often led to scarcity of foreign currency, primarily USD, in the parallel market. In May 2018, recent trends showed that investors had lost a total N729 billion due to election anxiety in […]

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, […]

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 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 […]

BitPesa at the East African Trade Conference

Oct 29, 2015 | Events

On October 16th, BitPesa arrived in Dallas, Texas for the 7th annual East Africa Chamber of Commerce Trade Conference. The event connects East African professionals in the United States and East Africa. During the two-day event, BitPesa spoke with businesses representing transportation & logistics, financial services, healthcare, and energy. We flexed our muscles by offering the […]

BitPesa in DC!

Aug 31, 2015 | Events

BitPesa arrived in Washington, DC this past month to hold a networking event with DAWN (Diaspora African Womens Network). The event took place on the evening of July 7th in the collaborative and inspiring workspace of Impact Hub DC. Guests arrived spirited and ready to mingle; the foreground was set with plenty of wine and Mediterranean […]

BitPesa on the Move: Malindi to #GES2015Kenya

Aug 17, 2015 | Events

Team BitPesa has been busy this summer – so busy we had to blog about it! So in case you were wondering what we’ve been up to, all in the spirit of building a service that’s truly revolutionary, here you go: 2015 Retreat We have grown into quite a team in the past year. In […]

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 […]

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