Revolutionizing Foreign Exchange in Africa with Bitcoin

Elizabeth Rossiello (Senegal)

Founder & CEO of BitPesa

Revolutionizing Foreign Exchange in Africa with Bitcoin

02:00 PM 8 March 2018

For decades, the difficulty of trading African currencies has directly led to the difficulty in doing business in and across Africa.  How do we make operating in multiple African currencies cheaper, easier and faster? BitPesa has a hybrid model of traditional and crypto- trading that increases the liquidity, reduces the cost and makes it much easier to do business in African currencies.  With four years on the market, and transactions to every major African currency and a basket of global currencies, the model clearly works.