Crypto Payment Firm: ‘Volume Of Transactions In Africa Has Risen 130 Percent In 2018’ (cointelegraph.com)
A site enabling consumers to buy Bitcoin using hundreds of different payment methods says demand is thriving despite declining cryptocurrency prices – with Africa being its biggest market.
Paxful says the volume of transactions it has processed from the continent has risen by more than 130 percent – and now, an average of 17,351 trades per day are being made by its users in Africa.
As well as enabling consumers to buy crypto using debit cards and platforms such as PayPal, the company has carved a niche in the market by allowing users to exchange gift cards and vouchers for Bitcoin.
Paxful says that this was the most popular payment method for crypto last year in terms of trading volume.
Bitcoin: An alternative cryptocurrency has been thriving in Africa for a simple reason: Many currencies on the continent have suffered unprecedented levels of instability for years, with little sign of improvement.
Paxful says it has seen a continual rise in transaction volumes in Africa because fed-up consumers in nations where currencies are on the decline are turning to crypto as a financial alternative.
Given how its ever-growing customer base in Africa has helped the platform go from strength to strength, it seems fitting that Paxful has been giving back by participating in an initiative to build schools on the continent.
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