BitPesa expands operations to Tanzania

Announcements | May 20, 2015 By:

On Monday, May 18, BitPesa launched its remittance service in Tanzania. The service previously was available only in Kenya, where the company is headquartered.

Like Kenya, Tanzania is a mobile money hotspot and an ideal country for BitPesa. The nation has a population of more than 43 million people, and, according to a 2014 study by industry group Groupe Speciale Mobile Association (GSMA), has 31.8 million registered mobile money accounts.

BitPesa’s service allows anyone to send money to any Tanzanian phone number and charges a flat 3 percent on all its transfers.

BitPesa is an African Bitcoin remittance service provider.