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Safaricom launches innovation center to move beyond M-Pesa

Safaricom, Kenya’s largest telecom company and provider of the nation’s mobile money service, M-Pesa, has launched a new innovation center in Nairobi.

Named Safaricom Alpha, a priority of the incubator is to identify spending patterns on mPesa and turn those insights into additional Safaricom products — according to Chief Innovation Officer, Kamal Bhattacharya. 415 more words


Why Bitcoin ATMs in Kenya are Dead on Arrival

I get it. Bitcoin ATMs are cool. You can walk up to a machine, insert cash and instantly get cryptocurrency. But Bitcoin ATMs in Nairobi are only a great idea on paper.   820 more words


Why Kenya's Cryptocurrency Agents of 2017 remind me of airtime p2p networks of 2006

The lack of an official or formal bitcoin payment gateway has done little to dampen the adoption rate of cryptocurrencies in Kenya. Quite the opposite in fact. 726 more words


M-pesa Express

Ever tried going to Mombasa via Madaraka Express? Well, I haven’t. However, Jess, my wife, she loves travelling, has had the privilege to.

On this very day, she woke up late, it happens to the best of us. 322 more words

Kenya Railways

Soyons leader dans l'innovation tech!

De toutes mes lectures sur les fintech, j’ai été positivement surpris de voir M-PESA cité comme la plate-forme de paiement mobile la plus aboutie au monde! 448 more words


Let’s innovate, let’s be innovation leader.

From all my readings about fintech, I was positively surprised to see M-PESA cited as the most successful mobile payment platform in the world! 10 years later, the SAFARICOM’s payment platform is still a model. 368 more words


30 Day Writing Challenge |Day 29

I stepped out of the gate to the scent of cold night air imbued with dry earth.

A few steps ahead told me why – the fibre optics team had been here. 115 more words