Kenyan-based USSD-Crypto Payments Startup, Kotani Pay, Wins $100, 000 Grant and Goes Live on the Celo Blockchain — Bitcoin KE
After a rigorous judging process with our team members Dr. Li, and Dr. Yang as judges, The Babylon Project, a virtual #hackathon with over 1000 participants, had the final winner — Kotani Pay! We are honored to have Kotani Pay join our 2021 #accelerator cohort! @BabylonProject_ pic.twitter.com/pTxOfk6eko
- Lair East (@LairEast) October 22, 2020
The virtual hackathon featured over 1, 000 participants from 69 countries, with 20 teams making it to the semi-finals, out of which, 6 projects were chosen to participate in the final round.
After a rigorous round, the top 3 teams emerged:
Kotani Pay was awarded admission into the $100, 000 startup acceleration program that begins in early 2021.
Following the Babylon Project, Kotani Pay has already gone live on Celo, a mobile-first blockchain for emerging markets, offering both an on-ramp and off-ramp from crypto to fiat in Africa.