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Bitwala: Send mobile money to Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda for free

At Bitwala, we believe that money transfers to any part of the world should be simple and convenient.

Fast, cheap and secure money transfers are unfortunately still not a widely available option for many people. When options to make affordable and secure money transfer are limited, many of the unbanked often resort to transfer money the traditional way: by carrying it physically from one location to another. While this works, despite the process taking significantly longer, it does raise a number of security concerns.

We are on a mission to provide everyone with the fastest, safest and most affordable way to send and receive money. In our efforts to provide fast, cheap, and reliable money transfer solutions to everyone, we have just launched a solution to send funds to Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda.

Mobile money? What’s the big deal?

One of the most successful examples of mobile money in Africa is MPesa. In layman’s terms, MPesa is a mobile money transfer application where you can send money straight from your subscribed cell phone without the need of having a bank account. MPesa was first introduced in Kenya back in 2007 by Safaricom in partnership with Vodafone and have transformed how money is sent across the African continent.

MPesa was designed as a solution for foreign workers in sending remittances back home. It was also designed to provide unbanked people with a more affordable and easy payment system. It has enjoyed a high level of adoption, with over 96% of households outside of Nairobi having at least one MPesa account today.

MPesa is a disruptive force, where at least 25 million Kenyans have transacted $28 billion in 2015 through the Safaricom-owned service. To put things in perspective, this was equivalent to 44% of Kenya’s GDP at the end of the period.

What does mobile money have to offer?

Mobile money paves the way to making easy and affordable money transfers for anyone. Consequently, many who are unbanked can still have means to send and receive money easily. Mobile money enables anyone to transfer money through a phone with a registered sim-card.

In sub-Saharan Africa, mobile phone penetration continues to rise with roughly 76% of the population having a mobile phone subscription. Mobile money transactions in Sub-Saharan Africa hit $656 million in 2014, and is expected to double, reaching $1.3 billion in 2018.

We want to be a part of the mobile money revolution, and we’re stepping it up a notch by enabling anyone to send money to any mobile money account in Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda using bitcoins. – Jörg von Minckwitz, CEO of Bitwala

Send Bitcoin to mobile money accounts with Bitwala

Our customers can now make money transfers to mobile money accounts using Bitcoin thanks to our latest product launch. Our BTC to mobile money service is available in four countries and free of charge!

- Send bitcoin to mobile money account in Kenya for free
- Send bitcoin to mobile money account in Nigeria for free
- Send bitcoin to mobile money accounts in Tanzania for free
- Send bitcoin to mobile money accounts in Uganda for free

How to send mobile money using Bitcoin for free

Sending mobile money using Bitcoin is super easy. Let us show you how:
- Sign up at Bitwala. If you already have an account, simply log into Bitwala.
- Click on Send Money and create a new recipient.
- Choose Mobile Money and select the payout currency of your choice.
- Enter the recipient details and amount. Our invoice will pop up at checkout where you can pay in bitcoins.
- Go to dashboard to check your payment status once the invoice is paid

Ready for the most affordable way to send mobile money using Bitcoin?

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