The world’s most famous cryto-currency, Bitcoin, makes it debut in Africa, in Kenya to be specific, via Kipochi. Kipochi’s Bitcoin transfer service integrates with the near ubiquitous M-Pesa, will allow Kenyans send and receive money abroad, and perhaps present a viable, cheaper alternative to Western Union.

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