Bitcoin Forum
July 20, 2019, 12:15:40 AM *
News: Latest Bitcoin Core release: 0.18.0 [Torrent] (New!)
 
   Home   Help Search Login Register More  
Pages: [1] 2 3 »  All
  Print  
Author Topic: #BitcoinAfrica -- your help required!  (Read 10713 times)
kangasbros
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 812
Merit: 1006



View Profile
October 08, 2013, 08:37:51 AM
Last edit: October 10, 2013, 09:45:02 AM by kangasbros
 #1

LocalBitcoins.com is sponsoring a motorcycle trip throughout Africa. The idea is to find an willing exchanger (Bitcoins -> Cash) from each country/city during the trip and blog about the experience. Therefore we are in an urgent need of exchangers, who would like to exchange bitcoins to cash in each country.

We need local contacts in the following African countries for an extremely interesting upcoming adventure. If you know anybody in these countries/cities, or if you are in them, please get in touch with us asap:

Morocco
 -Casablanca
 -Marrakech

Western Sahara

Mauritania
  -Nouakchott

Senegal
 -Dakar

Mali  
 - Bamako

Burkina faso
 -Ouagadougou

Togo
 -Lomé

Benin
 -Cotonou

Cameroon
 -Douala

Nigeria
 -Abuja

 Republic of Congo
 -Brazzaville

Democratic Republic of Congo
 -Kinshasha

Angola
 -Luanda

Namibia
 -Windhoek

Bostwana
 -Gaborone

South Africa
-Cape Town

To contact the motorcycler (Borja) directly to set up an exchange: borjaserra@hotmail.com
To set up an exchange advertisement: https://localbitcoins.com/advertise/
If you have any problems setting up an ad for your local place, msg me here.

1563581740
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1563581740

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1563581740
Reply with quote  #2

1563581740
Report to moderator
Advertised sites are not endorsed by the Bitcoin Forum. They may be unsafe, untrustworthy, or illegal in your jurisdiction. Advertise here.
1563581740
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1563581740

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1563581740
Reply with quote  #2

1563581740
Report to moderator
flix
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1227
Merit: 1000



View Profile
October 08, 2013, 10:05:29 AM
Last edit: October 09, 2013, 07:48:43 AM by flix
 #2

That's some trip!
From Tangier to Cape Town in a motorbike... over 8.000 Km

flix
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1227
Merit: 1000



View Profile
October 08, 2013, 10:45:20 AM
 #3

Morocco:
https://localbitcoins.com/sell-bitcoins-with-cash/1079982166/tangier-tetouan-morocco/

matt608
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 952
Merit: 1000


Gambling Investment Fund


View Profile
October 08, 2013, 11:33:47 AM
 #4

Sounds like a brilliant way to spread bitcoin usage and great fun too, good luck!


GIFcoin




.
Gambling
Investment Fund
  Invest in a working business  .......        ✔︎ 
  80% of the net profits are shared .....      ✔︎ 
  Profit share token     ✔︎ 
Follow us & check out the .      whitepaper     .
.
Website    Announcement    Twitter    Telegram    Facebook
BitAddict
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1190
Merit: 1001



View Profile
October 08, 2013, 11:58:09 AM
 #5

Great!

Is any place open to join the journey? Tongue
I was living 2 years in Africa and I speak a little arabic.

By the way I can offer bitcoin exchange in Tanger, Casablanca, Marrakech and Meknes. I can also offer bitcoin exchange via Wafacash (Local Western Union) in all Morocco.
flix
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1227
Merit: 1000



View Profile
October 08, 2013, 06:13:13 PM
Last edit: October 08, 2013, 06:31:00 PM by flix
 #6

This might help.

Africa's top tweeters:

South Africa:             @mgigaba
Mali:                        @DrOumarMARIKO  @PresidenceMali
Ghana:                     @pkNdoum  @JDMahama
Nigeria:                     @elrufai   @NOIweala
Senegal:                   @macky_sall    @Cheikhlatif
Togo:                       @FGNASSINGBE   @JeanPierreFabre  @GerryTaama
Burkina Faso:             @compaore_blaise   @Me_GNO
Benin:                       @DrBoniYAYI


Stephen Gornick
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 2506
Merit: 1001


View Profile
October 08, 2013, 09:06:08 PM
Last edit: October 08, 2013, 09:55:04 PM by Stephen Gornick
 #7

Therefore we are in an urgent need of exchangers, who would like to exchange bitcoins to cash in each country.

So Borja will be carrying the local currency in each country?  Or US dollars?  Or Huh

Also, a couple of related links:

 - http://www.atmmarketplace.com/article/185296/India-uses-human-ATMs-to-reach-unbanked-population

 - http://blog.tinkercoin.com/2013/07/bitcoins-by-motorcycle  <-- Bitcoin exchange on wheels

Unichange.me

            █
            █
            █
            █
            █
            █
            █
            █
            █
            █
            █
            █
            █
            █
            █
            █


flix
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1227
Merit: 1000



View Profile
October 09, 2013, 07:35:51 AM
Last edit: October 11, 2013, 08:44:15 AM by flix
 #8

Stephen, my understanding is that Borja will carry BTC and exchange them for local currency in each country, using https://localbitcoins.com/. I guess it should be easier to find people who want some bitcoins in Africa than people who have them...

Western Sahara:

try contacting this hotel-
http://www.hotel-nagjir.com/contact.html

Nagjir Ville
Adresse : Place Résistance Làayoune.
Tél : +212 528 89 41 68/69
Fax : +212 528 99 09 82
Email : hotelna@hotel-nagjir.com
P.GPS : Altitude -27°9'0.40"N
            Longtitude -13°11'55.64W

Stephen Gornick
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 2506
Merit: 1001


View Profile
October 09, 2013, 07:43:02 PM
 #9

Stephen, my understanding is that Borja will carry BTC and exchange them for local currency in each country,

Ah, so it looks like the OP could use an edit?

who would like to exchange bitcoins to cash in each country.

[emphasis mine]

Unichange.me

            █
            █
            █
            █
            █
            █
            █
            █
            █
            █
            █
            █
            █
            █
            █
            █


flix
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1227
Merit: 1000



View Profile
October 10, 2013, 05:34:10 PM
 #10

BitAddict
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1190
Merit: 1001



View Profile
October 10, 2013, 07:56:14 PM
 #11



Nice! Do they start from Madrid?
flix
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1227
Merit: 1000



View Profile
October 11, 2013, 07:55:39 AM
 #12

They start from Barcelona. They are leaving today I think.
flix
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1227
Merit: 1000



View Profile
October 11, 2013, 08:13:54 AM
Last edit: October 11, 2013, 10:02:00 AM by flix
 #13

Bitcoin is slowly creeping south...


https://localbitcoins.com/buy-bitcoins-with-cash/1167203313/laayoune-western-sahara/
.

https://localbitcoins.com/buy-bitcoins-with-cash/859645098/accra-ghana/
.

https://localbitcoins.com/buy-bitcoins-with-cash/627145/luanda-angola/
flix
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1227
Merit: 1000



View Profile
October 12, 2013, 09:28:56 AM
Last edit: October 12, 2013, 10:28:55 PM by flix
 #14

LocalBitcoin’s Motorcycle Trek Through Africa

http://bitcoinmagazine.com/7444/localbitcoins-motorcycle-trek-through-africa/

@BitcoinBash @BitcoinMagazine
flix
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1227
Merit: 1000



View Profile
October 12, 2013, 10:34:06 PM
 #15

I just had news that #BitcoinAfrica pilot @borjaserra completed his first exchange in Morocco.
So that's one country we can cross off the list!  He exchanged 1 BTC for 1100 MAD (Moroccan Dirham).


The next two countries (Western Sahara and Mauritania) will be much more difficult.

 So if you read this and have any local contacts, please get in touch!


We have a few days before he gets there to find somebody willing to buy BTC with local currency. If you have any ideas, friends, contacts... send Borja an e-mail or tweet at him. Even better, just tell your local friends to click on his ads at localbitcoins:
https://localbitcoins.com/accounts/profile/BORGA1982/buy-bitcoins-with-cash/




BitAddict
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1190
Merit: 1001



View Profile
October 13, 2013, 12:48:04 AM
 #16

Morocco was easy one. My friend changed money for him Smiley
Shallow
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 308
Merit: 250



View Profile
October 13, 2013, 12:56:31 AM
 #17

Hmm you should do a round the world in 80 days type gig next Cheesy
Also whats the exchange rate like in Africa?

               ▄████████████████
             ██████████████████
           ▄██████▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀█████
          ▄█████▀         █████
         ██████           █████
       ▄█████▀      ▄▌    █████
      ▄█████       ▄█▌    █████
    ▄██████       ███▌    █████
   ▄█████▀       ████     █████
  ██████       ▄████      █████
 █████▀       ████▀       █████
▐█████       ████         █████
▐█████      ▐███▌         █████
▐█████      ▐████▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄█████
▐█████      ▐██████████████████
▐█████      ▐██████████████████
      _
A N Y
_
N E
           
BTC
 
    ▄▄█▀▀ ▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄ ▀▀█▄▄
   ▐██▄▄██████████████▄▄██▌
   ████████████████████████
  ▐████████████████████████▌
  ███████▀▀▀██████▀▀▀███████
 ▐██████     ████     ██████▌
 ███████     ████     ███████
▐████████▄▄▄██████▄▄▄████████▌
▐████████████████████████████▌
 █████▄▄▀▀▀▀██████▀▀▀▀▄▄█████
  ▀▀██████          ██████▀▀
      ▀▀▀            ▀▀▀
 
 ▄▄                ▄▄
  ████▄  ▄▄▄▄▄▄  ▄████
  ████████████████████
  ████████████████████
 ▄████████████████████▄
 ██████████████████████▌
 ██████████████████████▌
 ██████████████████████
  ▀██████████████████▀
    ▀██████████████▀
██▄     ████████
 ▀██    ████████
 
            ▄████▄▄   ▄
█▄          ██████████▀▄
███        ███████████▀
▐████▄     ██████████▌
▄▄██████▄▄▄▄█████████▌
▀████████████████████
  ▀█████████████████
  ▄▄███████████████
   ▀█████████████▀
    ▄▄█████████▀
▀▀██████████▀
    ▀▀▀▀▀
 
                         ▄▄▄
                    ▄▄▄██████
              ▄▄▄█████▀▀████▌
        ▄▄▄████████▀ ▄██████
  ▄▄▄██████████▀▀  ▄███████▌
▀███████████▀   ▄██████████
   ▀▀▀███▀    ▄███████████▌
        █▌  ██████████████
        ▐█ ██████████████▌
         █████▀ ▀████████
          ██▀      ▀████▌
                      ▀▀
flix
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1227
Merit: 1000



View Profile
October 13, 2013, 10:27:29 AM
 #18

Morocco was easy one. My friend changed money for him Smiley

Well.. all we need then is somebody in the forums with a friend in each country.  Grin
flix
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1227
Merit: 1000



View Profile
October 15, 2013, 03:24:43 PM
Last edit: October 19, 2013, 05:02:21 PM by flix
 #19

LocalBitcoin’s Motorcycle Trek Through Africa: Southbound through Morocco
http://bitcoinmagazine.com/7477/localbitcoins-motorcycle-trek-through-africa-southbound-through-morocco/


https://blockchain.info/es/address/1CREMhSUmM6SJgntg34FX7mGe6V6PzccQk






Next: Western Sahara.

Our bikers expect to stop at Tarfaya-Bourjdour-Dakhla.

Anybody there with a mobile phone and an Internet connection can be an exchanger. Or just a wifi-enabled mobile will do.
flix
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1227
Merit: 1000



View Profile
October 19, 2013, 04:30:43 PM
Last edit: October 19, 2013, 04:57:25 PM by flix
 #20

Looks like we have quite a few budding african bitcoiners. So far #BitcoinAfrica been in contact with the following users:

https://localbitcoins.com/accounts/profile/oomkallie/
https://localbitcoins.com/accounts/profile/baddycox/
https://localbitcoins.com/accounts/profile/edisoncoin/
https://localbitcoins.com/accounts/profile/remmy/
https://localbitcoins.com/accounts/profile/clevernut/

We've also identified some more African exchangers:
https://localbitcoins.com/accounts/profile/mawueli/
https://localbitcoins.com/accounts/profile/danny323/
https://localbitcoins.com/accounts/profile/chrisbtc/
https://localbitcoins.com/accounts/profile/SlimSlyde/

Clearly South Africa has the highest concentration of BTC, but it is spreading to other countries.

Of course @borjaserra is driving through quite quickly and might not be able to close cash deals with all of them, but that doesn't stop other bitcoiners from being in touch and helping out these #BitcoinAfrica pioneers!

Remember that Localbitcoins also allows you to carry out online Bitcoin exchanges.
Pages: [1] 2 3 »  All
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Sponsored by , a Bitcoin-accepting VPN.
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!