BitPesa, an online payment platform has officially announced its expansion to Ghana. This was through the company’s blog.
“We’re thrilled to announce that BitPesa is now live in Ghana,” wrote BitPesa. Adding that they are looking forward to “offering both traders and businesses a high-speed, low-cost way to make and receive payments to and from anywhere in the world using GHS.”
Founded in November 2013, BitPesa has been operating in four African countries; Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Nigeria.
“In 2015, we expanded from East Africa to West Africa and now look forward to serving new customers in the region by delivering best-in-class products and customer service,” said the company.
Following its expansion to Ghana, key features and services will now be available to the users of the platform in the West African country. “We have been hard at work to ensure the following features and services are available to anyone in Ghana and beyond,” wrote BitPesa.
The features and services are; making payments from Ghana with GHS that settle in 10+ currencies, making payments to Ghana in GHS with 10+ currencies as well as buying and sell bitcoin with GHS.
The company noted that “transactions will be completed during business hours from Monday to Friday” and the users should “stay tuned for more products and services in 2018!”
BitPesa, a blockchain powered company, has so far raised US $10 Million in funding from 5 different rounds of funding since May 2014. With the latest being US $4.3 Million in August 2017.
In February this year, it made its very first acquisition. It acquired TransferZero, an online international money transfer solution for companies and individuals, for an undisclosed amount.