Yellow Card Adds Support for SA Rand and Botswana Pula, Becoming the First and Only Bitcoin Exchange In Botswana


As demand for crypto skyrockets in Africa, popular Nigerian-based crypto exchange, Yellow Card, is now supporting purchase of bitcoin using the Botswana Pula (BWP) and the South African Rand (ZAR).

Yellow Card, which launched in 2016 as a bitcoin gift card platform, has evolved into an exchange after recently graduating from the Binance Labs incubation program.

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As of May 15, 2020, Yellow Card launched the following new features and initiatives:

  • The ability to buy and sell Bitcoin with multiple currencies including Botswana’s BWP and South Africa’s ZAR
  • Expansion to new locations outside of Nigeria, including Botswana where it will be the first and only exchange, and a continued drive to make buying and selling of Bitcoin using cash and bank transfer easy and affordable for all

Yellow Card now allows anyone to buy bitcoin without the need for a bank account using the following African currencies:

  • Nigerian Naira (NGN)
  • Botswana Pula (BWP)
  • South African Rand (ZAR)

So far, Yellow Card has taken Nigeria by storm with 20,000+ merchants and over $25 million dollars in transactions.

Yellow Card is also a member of the recently launched Alliance for Prosperity by Celo blockchain, which seeks to bring together key players in the blockchain and crypto space across emerging markets to enable financial inclusion to all.

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