Afrikoin is a grassroots initiative that is driven by innovators whose goal is to address the challenges around digital currency and payments in Africa, as well as to facilitate a learning opportunity for anyone who may be new to e-commerce and digital payment processing.
With at least 150 attendees expected at the event, and live-streaming for delivery to a wider audience, the event planners hope to address industry-forward advancements, and bring together sponsors and speakers from around the world that can add to the current focus on Africa.
The event, to be held at the Bishop Magua Centre iHub in Nairobi, Kenya is scheduled for November 20, 2013, and tickets are now available online or can be purchased at the door with processing services provided byDirect Pay Online’s advanced mSwipe Mobile Payment Application which will allow event ticket sales representatives to process ticket purchase payments on the spot, the day of the event, by using mSwipe app-enabled handheld devices such as smart phones or tablets.
Those merchants and small businesses in Africa that need to take electronic payments or manage virtual currencies face a number of challenges. Event planners of Afrikoin hope to address the following concerns:
- Opportunities and voids in the digital monetary transaction space as Africa digital commerce grows and the nation becomes more globally connected
- Choosing processors in a fragmented environment
- Technical Considerations for Startups
- Fraud protection, settlement and cross border trade considerations
- Emerging solutions and regulations surrounding tax policies, “Know Your Customer (KYC) and “Anti-Money Laundering” (AML)
In addition, presenters of IHub Research, together with Savannah Fund will present a study that began with the Kenyan consumer (with hopes for expansion across the African nations) and will discuss their research on Digital Money User Preference and Behavior, where consumer preferences and e-commerce tendencies will be examined. The will also address the question as to whether investors and merchants should invest more heavily in the online consumer and digital payment processing industry.
Savannah Fund to Host Accelerator Demo Day With a Focus on E-commerce and Digital Payment Solutions
Savannah Fund is currently invested in the e-commerce space as well as the payment solutions space and will host a demonstration for 4 of the startups that are currently in their Accelerator Class on November 20th, immediately following the Afrikoin event. Corporations, financial institutions and venture capitalists are invited to attend.
Eran Feinstein is the founder of Direct Pay Online. Direct Pay Online provides global e-commerce and online payments solutions for the travel and related industries He is a leading authority in the fields of e-commerce, travel and payments, having acquired extensive experience from various parts of the world.