Tag: M-Pesa

Visa Wants To Compete With M-Pesa and Bitpesa in Kenya

The competition in the Kenyan mobile payments ecosystem is heating up. Visa is collaborating with various Kenyan banks to bring the competition to M-Pesa and Bitpesa. An interesting development, albeit the credit card issuer may have bitten off a bit more than it can chew. Visa Wants To Compete With M-Pesa Similar to a lot of other financial players in the market, Visa wants a bigger slice of the pie …
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Bitpesa Resumes Services In Kenya After Partnering With Airtel Money

Over the past few months, the situation of Bitcoin in Kenya has become a bit of a debacle, as the mobile provider used by BitPesa has cut off the company from providing their services. As this fight between both parties was not resolved in a timely manner, Bitpesa has signed a new agreement with Airtel Money, a different mobile money provider operating in various countries around the world. Also read: …
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The Bitcoin Boom In Kenya Is Happening Right Now

Just a few days ago, the Central Bank of Kenya issued a warning against the use of Bitcoin and other digital currencies. It should come as no surprise this warning had an adverse effect, as Bitcoin adoption is growing in the country. When it comes to cheap international money transfers to and from Kenya, there is no better option than using Bitcoin. Also read: Will Kenya Be The Next Bitcoin …
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M-Pesa Brings Mobile Financial Services To Ghana

Exciting times are ahead for the M-Pesa system, as Vodafone has announced their plans to expand the service to Ghana in the near future. It comes as no surprise that Ghana would be at the top of the priority list for mobile payment providers, as over 6 in 10 people have no access to a bank account. Also read: Hacking In The Bitcoin Ecosystem Can Be A Good Thing M-Pesa …
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