Paxful, a leading global peer-to-peer Bitcoin marketplace, is in Kenya as part of its educational workshops across Africa in 2019.
Dubbed ‘#PaxfulCampusTour’ the initiative aims to increase access to the Bitcoin economy for many more youths on the African continent. This is part of the company’s wider vision of facilitating financial inclusion to the underbanked across the globe.
Through interactions with customers, the company has gained valuable insights on how consumers are evolving their use of digital currencies, with bitcoin becoming more mainstream in everyday lifestyle and business transactions, rather than investment or speculative trading.
The company is committed to serving the Kenyan market having already enabled the purchase of Bitcoin via MPESA.
In a statement, Ray Youssef, CEO, Paxful, said:
““As a values-driven company, we want to make the bitcoin economy accessible for everyone, especially the underbanked. To this end, we would like to reach as many young people as possible to help them understand the digital currency market and transact safely and with confidence. Our aim is to continue to partner with customers and other key stakeholders to ensure they are well informed about the opportunities presented by peer-to-peer finance.”
Talking about the significant growth in digital currency transactions on the African continent, the COO, Paxful, Artur Schaback, said:
“Africa leap-frogged to the forefront of peer-to-peer finance adaptation. In 2018, our user base in Africa doubled, with most customers being between 18 and 24.”
The company is also looking to build 100 schools across Africa, with two schools in East Africa, as part of its #BuiltWithBitcoin charitable initiative.
The Paxful team was recently in South Africa with Kenya becoming the second country for the campus tour leg. Other countries slated later for the year include Nigeria and Ghana.
The company is looking to meet up with students from the various top universities in Kenya.
The workshops will cover the very basics about bitcoin for novices and also further expand on innovative use cases and business applications observed around the world for more experienced attendees.
The details of the campus tour main event are shown below:
DATE: Thursday, May 23rd, 2019
TIME: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Kenya Cinema, City Center
If you are a student, RSVP below and get an opportunity to earn some free Bitcoins!
Join us for a fun session with free snacks, drinks, goodie bags, and a bitcoin giveaway
FREE workshop about Bitcoin for beginners (and future bosses!).
NB: Feel free to open an account on Paxful using this link.