Ethiopia’s Dashen Bank partners Visa to launch an e-commerce platform

ETHIOPIA – Financial institution Dashen Bank has announced that it will launch Amole e-commerce gateway using Visa Cyber Source infrastructure to acquire Visa, Mastercard and American Express cards. The Amole e-commerce gateway will be the first e-commerce gateway in Ethiopia to accept all three major international cards with the promise to expand by acquiring and developing additional digital payment methods. The e-commerce was launched in cooperation with Moneta Technologies, a fintech company fully owned by Kenya’s Fettan Holdings Limited which operates Dashen Bank’s digital wallet system, Amole, and Visa. Speaking…

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Zimbabwean startup debuts WhatsApp-based digital wallet for payments

ZIMBABWE – Bitkesh, a Zimbabwean cryptocurrency startup has launched a WhatsApp-based digital wallet called UhuruWallet to help unbanked foreign nationals in South Africa make payments.  Co-founded by Reginald Tsvetu, Bitkesh launched its platform in 2017 and uses cryptocurrency to help people send money back home, cutting out the need to visit an exchange bureau.   The startup’s new product, UhuruWallet, is a WhatsApp-based digital wallet developed on the Stellar blockchain. Bitkesh said that UhuruWallet target market is primarily unbanked foreign nationals in South Africa.  Since launching its beta version, Tsvetu said UhuruWallet had…

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