Australian Trade and Investment Commission welcomes Bluechain to Africa

Austrade Africa and Bluechain to host launch celebration for new Kenyan subsidiary

NAIROBI, Kenya / LONDON – 4 Sep 2017 – Bluechain, a universal request-to-pay (RtP) technology that secures data transactions through a single-user mobile experience across payment channels, announced it will host the company’s formal launch celebration into Kenya in conjunction with the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) during the Seamless East Africa 2017 Financial Inclusion Summit at the Radisson Blu in Nairobi. Bluechain recently announced the opening of its African office and subsidiary in Nairobi Kenya.

“The Australian government is pleased to assist Bluechain in establishing their African presence through the opening of the Kenyan office,” said Kym Fullgrabe, Senior Trade Commissioner for Austrade Africa. “We look forward to helping Bluechain’s Australian-developed payment technology pave the way forward to creating a more financially inclusive economy in Kenya and across the African continent.”

The Australian Trade and Investment Commission contributes to Australia’s economic prosperity by helping Australian businesses, education institutions, tourism operators, governments and citizens as they develop international markets and promote international education. Austrade achieves this by generating market information and insight, promoting Australian capabilities, developing policy, making connections through an extensive global network of contacts, leveraging the badge of government offshore, and providing quality advice and services.

“We are pleased to call Kenya home as we grow Bluechain’s presence in Africa,” stated Bluechain’s Executive Vice President, Kurt A. Mueffelmann. “Bluechain’s request-to-pay (RtP) technology creates one user experience for all mobile payments. Our easy-to-use mobile app facilitates greater financial inclusion, while the Bluechain platform provides both merchants and consumers with increased security, simplicity and control over payments.”

About Bluechain
Bluechain (www.bluechain.com) is a next-gen universal payment platform that enables central payment networks and financial institutions to streamline merchant and consumer transactions. Using existing infrastructures, Bluechain leverages a new security paradigm that eliminates the need for exposing cardholder data during a transaction and delivers one app for all payments. Bluechain reduces the major causes of card fraud and breaches, increases mobile payment adoption and lowers fees and costs.