Ghana Dot Com launches first bitcoin mining facility in Africa

FinTech | March 10, 2016 By:

Ghana Dot Com (GDC) has launched what it claims to be the first bitcoin mining facility in Africa.

“As one of first African computer [companies], we have an interest in seeing the adoption of computing sciences in Africa. We pioneered Internet development and will similarly promote bitcoin development in Africa,” said GDC chairman Nii Quaynor.

GDC said that its support of bitcoin is a bid to help drive cryptocurrency adoption in Africa as it believes the digital currency, and its underlying distributed ledger, the blockchain, have the ability to change global finance.

Ghana Dot Com is a Ghana-based IT solutions firm.