Kotani Pay is a technology stack that enables blockchain protocols, dapps, and blockchain fintech companies to integrate seamlessly to local payment channels providing them with a reliable on ramp and off ramp service to reach a wider customer base in Africa. Kotani Pay serves as a friction-less bridge between cryptocurrency and fiat currencies and enables users to access the blockchain via USSD. The platform has 300 users to date and is live in Kenya. They plan to launch in operations in Ghana.
The Digital Public Goods Standard is a set of specifications and guidelines designed to maximise consensus about whether a digital solution conforms to the definition set by the UN Secretary-General in the 2020 Roadmap for Digital Cooperation, which states that a DPG, “is open source software, open data, open AI models, open standards and open content that adhere to privacy and other applicable best practices, do no harm and are of high relevance for attainment of the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”. Learn more about the DPG here.
Below are the DPG indicators Kotani Pay has met:
- Relevance to Sustainable Development Goals
- Use of Approved Open Licenses