Pesabase Slashes Remittance Fees in Africa by 80% with a Groundbreaking Blockchain Remittance Solution

Pesabase’s newly unveiled blockchain remittance solution allows its beneficiaries to receive their converted native currency directly on their mobile devices – at a fraction of the cost.

Nairobi, Kenya–(Newsfile Corp. – September 1, 2022) – With its novel blockchain remittance solution and the newly released $PESA token, Pesabase is advancing into the blockchain industry. The founder and CEO of Pesabase, Phil Somh, an African native turned successful Australian Entrepreneur, has built diverse financial infrastructure with major Teleco companies and banks in Africa for the past 5 years with over $2 million of seed funding. Phil unveiled the novel blockchain solution at a press conference last Friday and announced it as the “first and only” remittance solution entering the innovation-starved markets in the African continent.

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Every year African markets witness $51 billion of remittance sent and received and the users have been bound to 20-40% fees for decades. Pesabase aims to initiate a revolutionary step to banking the unbanked Africans who are still accustomed to using their SIM card as bank accounts.

Pesabase has achieved this technological leap by forging partnerships with large Teleco companies across the continent who act as de facto banks in lieu of a standardized banking system. Their innovative proprietary smart contract converts remittance from pUSD, (Pesabase stable coin) to local currency for the recipient. Pesabase also has forged deals with mini-banks across the continent to ensure that those who don’t use the Teleco system have points of contact to withdraw funds without hassle.

“Growing up in South Sudan and witnessing one of the worst famines in African history incited within me a deep passion for change in my homeland,” says founder and CEO Phil Somh at last Friday’s press conference in Sydney, Australia. “My first remittance sent to East Africa was $50. After sending the payment I was shocked to find I was charged a transaction fee of $21 to process this payment. Almost 50% of my remittance was lost to intermediary fees. Something had to be done to address this issue.” 

Average remittance fees in Africa are currently 10-15%. Using Blockchain, Pesabase is slashing this to 1-3% on their platform. A massive cut of 80%, saving millions of Africans crucial funds for their goods and services. With such advancements, Pesabase has the long-term mission to forge financial freedom for millions of Africans who use the platform.

Pesabase has just recently launched the $PESA asset for public trading on exchanges as a way for both in and outside of Africa to get involved in the movement and invest in the lucrative technology underpinning Pesabase’s platform.

“For every remittance sent, the users receive $PESA tokens. These tokens can be traded on crypto platforms, and provide crucial holdings in a region where the average income is only $1.50 a day.” Phil and the Pesabase team believe that providing users with investment and stake in the platform, just for being users, provides education and financial inclusion in a much-needed sector. 

About Pesabase

Pesabase is the easiest way to send money and make payments. The company strives to facilitate instant money transfers in Africa. Pesabase offers the best market rates and takes the issue of security seriously. It uses the latest encryption and blockchain technology to ensure their users’ funds security.

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