BitPesa is a digital foreign exchange and payment platform that leverages blockchain settlement to significantly lower the cost and increase the speed of business payments to and from frontier markets.  BitPesa is a market-maker in every major African currency and opens corridors for business payments and trade between frontier markets and the rest of the world. Founded in 2013, BitPesa was the first blockchain company to be licensed by the UK's Financial Conduct Authority and follows stringent KYC practices.   

BitPesa services frontier market businesses and multinationals paying suppliers as far as China and UAE, as well as cryptocurrency traders. Our API also enables international remittance companies to send white-label payments to dozens of bank networks and mobile money operators across Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda, Tanzania, Senegal, and the DRC.

Launched in Nairobi, BitPesa now has offices in Lagos, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, and Dakar.  For more information about BitPesa, visit our website, Twitter, or Facebook.

How can I contact BitPesa?

You can write to [email protected] if you have any transaction issues or [email protected] for general inquiries. You can also call or WhatsApp us on these numbers:


+233 55 098 5580


+254 714 356 461


+234 908 206 5264


+256 700 494 664

Our lines are open from 9am - 5.30pm on weekdays in each country above. We ask that you use the chat feature on the website or send an email to [email protected] outside of these hours and we’ll do our best to reply within 24 hours.

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