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?
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.
Mamamikes is a Kenyan gifting retail service and e-commerce platform.
Healthland Spa is a Kenyan spa based in Nairobi.
Boxlight Electronics is a wholesale and retail supplier of electronics in Nairobi, Kenya.
Minku is an online leather goods and clothing store.
White Dog Taproom
White Dog Taproom is a restaurant and golf driving range.
Bidorbuy is an online auction and marketplace that offers Bitcoin as a payment option.
Ashworth Africa is a South African tour company.
TakeAlot is an online retailer that accepts Bitcoins in the country.
Cape Coffee beans
Cape coffee beans is an online store selling roasted coffee beans.
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.
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Sapphire Corporate Solutions
This South African company specialises in bespoke corporate clothing, promotional gifting and operational efficiencies.
Bitcoin trends in Africa shows that the cryptocurrency 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.
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