As Bitcoin adoption is slowly gaining momentum in Africa, where can African Bitcoiners and foreign travellers spend Bitcoin on the continent?

FiFi Finance looks at some of the establishments accepting Bitcoin in Africa’s leading economies when it comes to Bitcoin.

Where can you spend Bitcoin in Africa?

Unlikely places

Rural roast beef restaurant

Betty’s Place, a restaurant owned by Betty Wambugu, is located in Nyeri, a town in rural Kenya. She sales the popular East African beef dish, "nyama choma" (roast beef). She accepts Bitcoin.

Stan Williams, the Sculptor

Stan Williams is a dreadlocked Zimbabwean sculptor who sales his artwork in Bitcoin.

Kenya

Mamamikes

Mamamikes is a Kenyan gifting retail service and e-commerce platform.

Healthland Spa

Healthland Spa is a Kenyan spa based in Nairobi.

Boxlight Electronics

Boxlight Electronics is a wholesale and retail supplier of electronics in Nairobi.

Nigeria

Sungrowmall

Sungroowmall is a Nigerian online store where you can buy or sell items with Bitcoin.

Minku

Minku is an online leather goods and clothing store.

South Africa

White Dog Taproom

White Dog Taproom is a restaurant and golf driving range.

Bidorbuy

Bidorbuy is an online auction and marketplace that offers Bitcoin as a payment option.

Fines4U

Fines4U is traffic fines administrator Fines4U, which announced in 2017 that it will take payment in bitcoin from clients who want to settle their outstanding traffic fines.

Ashworth Africa

Ashworth Africa is a South African tour company.

TakeAlot

TakeAlot is an online retailer that accepts Bitcoins in the country.

South Africa's retail giant Pick n Pay did a brief experimentation with Bitcoin payment in 2017.

South Africa’s retail giant Pick n Pay did a brief experimentation with Bitcoin payment in 2017.

Cape Coffee beans

Cape coffee beans is an online store selling roasted coffee beans.

Bankymoon

Bankymoon is a South African company that launched a meter top-up solution using Bitcoin. The solution gives smart meters their own Bitcoin addresses. When a smart meter receives a Bitcoin payment, Bankymoon then calculates the tariff and loads the meter.

Red & Yellow Creative School of Business

Red & Yellow Creative School of Business is a business school that accepts Bitcoin payments for advanced diplomas, certificates and online courses.

Sapphire Corporate Solutions

This South African company specialises in bespoke corporate clothing, promotional gifting and operational efficiencies.

Conclusion

Bitcoin trends in Africa shows that the cryptocurrence is here to stay. For example, according to the Blockchain Association of Kenya, the total number of Bitcoin transactions in Kenya in 2018 were estimated to be worth over $1.5m. Kenyan economy is rated as one of the top 25 cryptocurrency markets in the world after Nigeria and South Africa.

Nigeria leading on Google search for Bitcoin worldwide on Google Trends as captured on 12 August, 2019.

Nigeria leading on Google search for Bitcoin worldwide on Google Trends as captured on 12 August, 2019.

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