Estonian peer-to-peer Bitcoin marketplace Paxful is launching its own wallet app today, May 22nd. The app, which is available for Android and iOS, will work in conjunction with the Paxful website and provide storage services to “all customers.”
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“Our hope is that this app will make our platform more accessible to communities around the world,” explained Ray Youssef, Paxful’s CEO and Co-Founder, to Finance Magnates. “The majority of our customers access the website through their mobile devices and this is just another step in that direction.”
App Launched in Conjunction with BTC Workshops Throughout Africa
The app is also being launched in conjunction with a series of educational workshops spread across the African continent throughout 2019.
The announcement of the workshops explained that the workshops are designed to “increase access to the bitcoin economy for many more youths on the African continent,” and will range from Bitcoin basics to “ innovative use cases and business applications.” Attendees of the workshops who download the app will receive free payouts in Bitcoin.
Youssef explained in an official announcement that the workshops are a part of Paxful’s larger mission to further establish the Bitcoin network as a financial system for underbanked individuals and communities. “Our goal is and always will be to empower unbanked and underbanked communities through presenting the entrepreneurial opportunities of bitcoin and peer-to-peer finance,” Youssef told Finance Magnates.
Delegation from the @BlockchainKenya supporting @paxful a peer to peer bitcoin marketplace in Kenya Nigeria and South Africa during a breakfast round-table at Kempinski. #PaxfulCampusTour pic.twitter.com/IUF6kbGynV
— Blockchain Association of Kenya (@BlockchainKenya) May 22, 2019