Leading cryptocurrency exchanges are bullish about Africa’s growth prospects as evidenced by their ongoing forays into the continent. During the month of August, Kucoin crypto exchange announced the addition of Nigeria’s naira currency as a payment option on its peer-to-peer platform. Similarly, Binance added Kenya’s popular mobile money service Mpesa to its peer-to-peer platform in the past week, some five months after adding the naira option.
Paxful, which has had success on the continent, already supports multiple payment options. Local.Bitcoin.com, the bitcoin cash peer-to-peer exchange which uses a blind escrow, similarly supports multiple payment options.
In the meantime, Kucoin and Binance are reportedly planning to add more African currency payment options as they look to expand their foothold on the continent. From the few examples mentioned above, it appears that peer-to-peer crypto trading is now the favored approach by major exchanges seeking to tap into the African market.
On the surface, many countries on the…