South African Tech Start-up Unveils Blockchain Wallet for Crypto Payments at 10,000+ Retailers
Cape Town-based tech start-up, Momint, has launched an innovative blockchain wallet enabling South African consumers to use their crypto at over 10,000 retailers nationwide.
Empowering Crypto Adoption for Daily Purchases and Informal Economy Growth
Momint’s new feature allows users to utilize their digital currency for purchases at retailers and restaurants, spanning items such as food, airtime, household goods, and data. Major retail partners, including Checkers, Woolworths, Engen, and Takealot, participate in this crypto payment system. The wallet also extends to transportation options with Lift Airlines and Intercape buses for covering travel fees.
Additionally, Momint offers the option to buy a 1Voucher with crypto, expanding the spending potential to over 10,000 small businesses and spaza shops, contributing to the growth of South Africa’s informal economy.
Notably, the Momint blockchain wallet facilitates transactions and payments at 5,000 overseas retailers, providing seamless global access. Moreover, it enables cross-border fund transfers at a fraction of the cost incurred through traditional methods, eradicating the need for a centralized financial system and conventional banks.
Though not a crypto-currency exchange platform, Momint’s in-app wallet integrates with external exchanges, Transak, and BankX, enabling users to conveniently top-up their crypto within the app. Real-time exchange rate information assists in purchasing USDC and Ethereum within the wallet.
To ensure secure and compliant transactions, the wallet incorporates peer-to-peer sending capabilities and adheres to “know your customer,” “know your transaction,” and anti-money-laundering checks.
Ahren Posthumus, CEO of Momint, emphasizes the technology’s transformative potential, granting consumers true self-sovereignty over their digital assets. By removing barriers and increasing accessibility, Momint is leading the charge in revolutionizing Africa’s financial landscape, empowering individuals to embrace crypto for daily purchases.
In summary, Momint’s blockchain wallet paves the way for widespread crypto adoption, fostering a more inclusive and efficient financial ecosystem while nurturing the growth of South Africa’s informal economy.