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Using Bitcoin to reduce money transfer fees for Kenyans

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Project Twitter: @BitPesa

  • Economic Empowerment
  • Data
  • Internet
  • Social Software

Although Bitcoin has achieved a high profile it still has a way to go in fulfilling its potential.  Start-up BitPesa is exploring one very specific angle of use for Bitcoin. It provides a low-cost way for Kenyans living abroad to send money back home. BitPesa also makes use of mobile money services such as M-Pesa, which has become incredibly popular in Kenya in recent years.

Last updated: 09th of July, 2014

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