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WEF Appoints BitPesa Founder as Co-Chair of Global Council on Blockchain

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has appointed the CEO and founder of BitPesa, Elizabeth Rossiello, to serve as one of two co-chairs of the Global Blockchain Council, according to a press release published Jan. 24.At the WEF Annual Meeting 2019 in Davos, Switzerland this week, Rossiello is reportedly working with

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Japanese Insurer Sompo Partners With African BTC-Enabled Remittance Service BitPesa

Japanese insurance company Sompo has partnered with pan-African digital payment platform BTC Africa, also known as BitPesa, according to Sompo’s press release published Nov. 9.As CryptoX Japan has confirmed, Sompo Holdings Inc. invested 570 million yen ($5 million) Nov. 8 to acquire a 10 percent stake in BitPesa. BitPesa is

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BitPesa, SBI Remit Partner for Blockchain Payments Between Japan And Africa

BitPesa, a digital treasury management solution that leverages blockchain settlement to lower the cost and improve the speed of payments to and from frontier markets, has teamed with SBI Remit, Japan’s largest remittance service provider, to make it easier for Africans to buy Japanese products.   The two firms are leveraging blockchain

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