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Jun 10, 2015 11:10 AM ET

Archived: BitPesa – Next Generation Payments for Africa

iCrowdNewswire - Jun 10, 2015



Next Generation Payments for Africa











BitPesa was established in November 2013 to offer instant, low-cost international transfers and payments using Bitcoin as a means of settlement. Our first beta product came to market 9 months later in Kenya. Retail customers are sending through remittances for 1/3rd the price of the national average and have complete transparency into where their funds are. SME and Micro SME customers are using the platform to pay and receive salaries from abroad, access real-time payments for supplier shipments, and market their products globally. Our goal is to build a completely transparent, low-cost, instantly interoperable company that does not have a legacy of paperwork or outdated systems, despite presence in frontier markets. We have built partnerships with payment and exchange companies in China, Canada, the US, Europe, India with less than a week of integration work. We have incorporated in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Nigeria and are receiving an MRB Payments Institution License in the UK.


  • Bob Aman

    CTO at BitPesa. Ruby/Rails expert. Ex-freelancer, Ex-Googler, lots of experience with Bitcoin, Payments, & APIs. RIT BSCS 2004.

  • Charlene Chen

    COO of BitPesa. 10 years of experience in both the private and non-profit sectors. Worked at Deloitte Consulting, TechnoServe, and KickStart. Berkeley MBA.

  • Elizabeth Rossiello

    Founder@ BitPesa, living in Nairobi Kenya for 6 yrs, Microfinance rating analyst and investor, Analyst @Credit Suisse, speaks German, French, Italian, Swahili

  • Amy Ludlum

    CFO at BitPesa based in Nairobi, Kenya. 6 years experience in Foreign Exchange and Structured Products at JP Morgan and Bear Stearns.

Contact Information:

Bob Aman
Elizabeth Rossiello
Charlene Chen
Amy Ludlum

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