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Elizabeth Rossiello poses for a portrait in the Greycroft offices in Manhattan, New York, on September 19, 2017. Copyright © Yana Paskova 2017PHOTO USAGE: Photo usage is limited to the bio page of the www.bitpesa.co website. Any further personal, editorial, promotional or advertising usage can only be done after permission from and remuneration to photographer.Elizabeth Rossiello poses for a portrait in the Greycroft offices in Manhattan, New York, on September 19, 2017. Copyright © Yana Paskova 2017PHOTO USAGE: Photo usage is limited to the bio page of the www.bitpesa.co website. Any further personal, editorial, promotional or advertising usage can only be done after permission from and remuneration to photographer.
Yana Paskova
  • Age
    36
  • Title
    CEO and founder
  • Company
    BitPesa

Rossiello launched BitPesa as a Bitcoin-based cross-border payment system for merchants in Africa and Asia. It quickly caught on and companies are using it to do deals everywhere from Ghana to Japan. Now, Rossiello has her sights set on expansion: In February, BitPesa acquired European money transfer service TransferZero, a Spanish fin-tech startup that is helping BitPesa to grow its global footprint.

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