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September 06, 2017, 12:01:45 AM
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We had already a lot of theoretic discussions how Bitcoin could benefit the African countries. Now I am interested to create a list of already existing businesses and services that are operated from the African continent.

So I would be grateful for every hint, link, or name of African Bitcoin businesses. All African countries, also Maghreb countries and island states like Cape Verde, are allowed (except the Canary Islands, Ceuta and Melilla). The business model should be intimately related to Bitcoin or cryptocurrencies in general. Known Multilevel/pyramid schemes can also be listed, but in a separate section where the scam danger is clearly described, and without a "hot" link.

- Last update: 2018-11-2 -

Exchanges:

https://www.nairaex.com/ - Nigeria
https://www.nairaswitch.com/ - Nigeria (also offers centralized e-currencies)
https://instantgold.ng/ - Nigeria (also offers some few altcoins and centralized e-currencies)
https://ice3x.co.za/ - South Africa
http://golix.io/ - Zimbabwe*
http://www.payplux.com/ - (Fixed rate shop) Ghana
https://www.luno.com/en/ - Mobile exchange, South Africa
https://bitcoin.com.eg/ - Bitcoin Egypt - Egypt
https://www.ngexchanger.com/ - Nigeria (also offers centralized e-currencies)

Online/Mobile wallet services:

http://geopay.co.za/ - Mobile wallet, South Africa
https://www.bitmari.com/core/ - Mobile wallet, Zimbabwe

Payment processors:

https://www.payfast.co.za/ - Payment processor, South Africa

Media:

https://btc.ng - Blog, Nigeria
https://www.bitcoinzar.co.za/ - Information site, South Africa
https://bitcoinafrica.io/ - Information site
https://blog.guava.africa/ - Information site, provided by an upcoming exchange, Nigeria


Other services:

https://www.bitpesa.co/ - Remittance service, Kenya
http://bithub.co.ke/ - "Accelerator" service, Kenya
http://bankymoon.co.za/, Blockchain services for businesses, South Africa
https://custostech.com/ - Watermark technology for music, Bitcoin-based, South Africa
https://thesunexchange.com/ - Blockchain based solar energy payment system, South Africa
http://blockchainacademy.co.za/ - Blockchain technology hub
http://landing.bitland.world/ - Bitland - Land registry - Ghana

Projects:

These projects and businesses have still not started operation, but are doing crowdsales or ICOs. Do your own research.

When a business has already starting operations, please comment and I'll update it.

https://kryptoro.com/ - Cryptocurrency exchange project

Possible scams:

Unproven - use only with extreme caution:

golix-withdrawDOTcom - Service for USD withdrawal from golix.io. Seems to be operated from Russia and using anonymizing services.

If there's a valid reason one of these projects could be a scam, please comment in this thread. It will, if there is enough evidence for suspicion, then be moved into the "Possible scams" section.


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October 20, 2017, 07:13:39 AM
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Update:

Found the site http://bitcoinafrica.io with a pretty large list of companies. I added those to the list that have a working website. Unfortunately, some of them have unavailable websites (their list may be a bit older):

https://www.bitland.world/ - Ghana, land property registry based on the blockchain
http://www.dreambitcoinfoundation.org/ - Blockchain services and merchant solutions - Ghana
http://www.pmcedi.com/ - wallet/exchange for different digital currencies, Ghana
https://bitsoko.io/ - Mobile wallet provider - Kenya
http://www.umati.io/ - Blockchain advisory firm - Kenya (unknown vhost)
http://cubebucks.com/ - Mobile wallet service, South Africa

If you know the fate of one or more of these companies or possible new sites/alternatives, you can post here.

(PS: Bitland works, only that it is reported as insecure when accessed via HTTPS. Added it above.)


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November 23, 2017, 05:44:20 PM
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a bit offtop ... through this service you can withdraw USD from the stock exchange in Zimbabwe - http://golix-withdraw.com
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November 24, 2017, 12:30:35 AM
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a bit offtop ... through this service you can withdraw USD from the stock exchange in Zimbabwe - http://golix-withdraw.com

According to the Whois, the domain owner is located in Russia. So yes, may be a bit off topic here - I can add it, however, as an "extension" for Golix.

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golix-withdraw - SCAM! please, remove urgently from the cap!
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December 06, 2017, 06:12:20 PM
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golix-withdraw - SCAM! please, remove urgently from the cap!

Do you have proofs for that accusation? I have not found anything on Google (OK, I found this, but it's an automatized service). For now,  I put it in the "Possible scam" section I announced in the OP.

However, Golix-withdraw is not really important for this list, as it's not a genuine African service. So maybe I'll "delist" it anyway.

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December 10, 2017, 07:39:30 PM
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This is a good thread however the two exchanger listed in Nigeria are not familiar. instantgold.ng seems to be one of the oldest  amd most trusted exchanger in Nigeria. they have operated successively for more than decades and Bitcoin and Ethereum exchange is one of the fastest transaction i have made before in nigeria. you get your fiat through bank with 5 hours you make the order and their customer service is very fast. ones you visit the site. a customer representative join you to discuss what you intend to do.

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December 10, 2017, 08:40:31 PM
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This is a good thread however the two exchanger listed in Nigeria are not familiar. instantgold.ng seems to be one of the oldest  amd most trusted exchanger in Nigeria. they have operated successively for more than decades and Bitcoin and Ethereum exchange is one of the fastest transaction i have made before in nigeria. you get your fiat through bank with 5 hours you make the order and their customer service is very fast. ones you visit the site. a customer representative join you to discuss what you intend to do.

Thank you! I have added instantgold.ng. It is not a "pure Bitcoin business", but it seems trustworthy (domain from 2013, site claims to be active since 2007) and as I already added Nairaswitch which also offers centralized e-currencies, Instagold is not "out of the scope" of this list.

If somebody was scammed (or thinks he/she was scammed) by one of these sites, then please report it here and I put it in the "possible scams" section.

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September 22, 2018, 09:03:25 PM
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Thanks for putting together such a list. I will also suggest https://www.ngexchanger.com - Nigeria
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September 26, 2018, 11:33:10 AM
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Update:

Found the site http://bitcoinafrica.io with a pretty large list of companies. I added those to the list that have a working website. Unfortunately, some of them have unavailable websites (their list may be a bit older):

https://www.bitland.world/ - Ghana, land property registry based on the blockchain
http://www.dreambitcoinfoundation.org/ - Blockchain services and merchant solutions - Ghana
http://www.pmcedi.com/ - wallet/exchange for different digital currencies, Ghana
https://bitsoko.io/ - Mobile wallet provider - Kenya
http://www.umati.io/ - Blockchain advisory firm - Kenya (unknown vhost)
http://cubebucks.com/ - Mobile wallet service, South Africa

If you know the fate of one or more of these companies or possible new sites/alternatives, you can post here.

(PS: Bitland works, only that it is reported as insecure when accessed via HTTPS. Added it above.)

UPDATE:

South African crypto exchange - Kryptoro.

However, as we are still in the crowdsale, I will be able to post some of the exchange's features:

1. The ability to purchase cryptocurrencies using credit cards
2. An instant and simple fiat gateway
3. Multiple fiat-based pairs, beginning with ZAR with an interest to establish Dirham, Naira, and USD base currency pairs in the near future
4. Multiple cryptocurrencies (5/6 on launch)
5. Superior security infrastructure that takes the burden off the user
6. Live trading analysis and trading tools to assist clients in making investment decisions
7. Variable analytics generated by our AI trading software

Our crowdsale (through which you can still invest in safely and get the best ROI) will finish in about 2 weeks and from then on, all of the prior mentioned features will be at your disposal 24/7.

You can also check our Social Media & Forum thread for more information:

1. Facebook
2. Twitter
3. BitcoinTalk ANN
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November 02, 2018, 06:45:24 AM
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New round of updates ...

Thanks for putting together such a list. I will also suggest https://www.ngexchanger.com - Nigeria
Thanks, looks OK so far, so I'm adding it.

South African crypto exchange - Kryptoro.
Thanks. As you wrote, this business is still in the planning stage. But I think there is no reason to not include this kind of projects if they already have a website/domain. So I'll include it in a new section - so everybody can look if he considers it trustworthy or not.


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November 09, 2018, 08:26:50 AM
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We had already a lot of theoretic discussions how Bitcoin could benefit the African countries. Now I am interested to create a list of already existing businesses and services that are operated from the African continent.

So I would be grateful for every hint, link, or name of African Bitcoin businesses. All African countries, also Maghreb countries and island states like Cape Verde, are allowed (except the Canary Islands, Ceuta and Melilla). The business model should be intimately related to Bitcoin or cryptocurrencies in general. Known Multilevel/pyramid schemes can also be listed, but in a separate section where the scam danger is clearly described, and without a "hot" link.

- Last update: 2018-11-2 -

Exchanges:

https://www.nairaex.com/ - Nigeria
https://www.nairaswitch.com/ - Nigeria (also offers centralized e-currencies)
https://instantgold.ng/ - Nigeria (also offers some few altcoins and centralized e-currencies)
https://ice3x.co.za/ - South Africa
http://golix.io/ - Zimbabwe*
http://www.payplux.com/ - (Fixed rate shop) Ghana
https://www.luno.com/en/ - Mobile exchange, South Africa
https://bitcoin.com.eg/ - Bitcoin Egypt - Egypt
https://www.ngexchanger.com/ - Nigeria (also offers centralized e-currencies)

Online/Mobile wallet services:

http://geopay.co.za/ - Mobile wallet, South Africa
https://www.bitmari.com/core/ - Mobile wallet, Zimbabwe

Payment processors:

https://www.payfast.co.za/ - Payment processor, South Africa

Media:

https://btc.ng - Blog, Nigeria
https://www.bitcoinzar.co.za/ - Information site, South Africa
https://bitcoinafrica.io/ - Information site

Other services:

https://www.bitpesa.co/ - Remittance service, Kenya
http://bithub.co.ke/ - "Accelerator" service, Kenya
http://bankymoon.co.za/, Blockchain services for businesses, South Africa
https://custostech.com/ - Watermark technology for music, Bitcoin-based, South Africa
https://thesunexchange.com/ - Blockchain based solar energy payment system, South Africa
http://blockchainacademy.co.za/ - Blockchain technology hub
http://landing.bitland.world/ - Bitland - Land registry - Ghana

Projects:

These projects and businesses have still not started operation, but are doing crowdsales or ICOs. Do your own research.

When a business has already starting operations, please comment and I'll update it.

https://kryptoro.com/ - Cryptocurrency exchange project

Possible scams:

Unproven - use only with extreme caution:

golix-withdrawDOTcom - Service for USD withdrawal from golix.io. Seems to be operated from Russia and using anonymizing services.

If there's a valid reason one of these projects could be a scam, please comment in this thread. It will, if there is enough evidence for suspicion, then be moved into the "Possible scams" section.



For the media section, you should check this https://blog.guava.africa/ out to see if it contains good content about cryptocurrencies. It's owned by one of the newest digital asset exchange in Nigeria. The blog mostly writes in-depth guides on investing in Bitcoin and other cryptoassets. I'll advise to start with this article: https://blog.guava.africa/investing-bitcoin-nigeria/
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November 09, 2018, 09:51:53 AM
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For the media section, you should check this https://blog.guava.africa/ out to see if it contains good content about cryptocurrencies. It's owned by one of the newest digital asset exchange in Nigeria. The blog mostly writes in-depth guides on investing in Bitcoin and other cryptoassets. I'll advise to start with this article: https://blog.guava.africa/investing-bitcoin-nigeria/
Thanks, I added ther blog to the media section. Contents are a bit "standard", but OK (the article you linked is one of the better ones). It seems Guava has still not started operations, so I'll wait to add them into the "Exchanges" list until they start. If you're related to them, you're welcome to post here when they launch.

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