Meet Kazibwe Edris, the Electroneum ambassador that is making sure ETN is accepted everywhere

Meet Kazibwe Edris, the Electroneum ambassador that is making sure ETN is accepted everywhere

Thousands of shops around the world are already accepting ETN as a payment method as they see the benefits of dealing with a crypto that is disrupting the already disruptive industry.

Kazibwe Edris runs a shop called Electroneum Mart located in the small but thriving Ugandan town of Naalya, some 30 minutes away from Kampala, the country's capital. He told us how he became involved with Electroneum and began accepting ETN as payment in his shop. But first, he spoke of how anxious he is to see the full launch of AnyTask because he believes this will bring more customers to his shop and greater prosperity to his community.

 Thousands of shops around the world already accept ETN, and more will join through the ETN Everywhere programme. It is focused on the creation of a network of merchants who support each other, learn new skills to improve their businesses, recruit new merchants, and receive rewards for accepting and promoting ETN in their communities.

A coffee shop in Bariloche, Argentina is among the many shops in the colourful city that already accept ETN as payment,.
A coffee shop in Bariloche, Argentina is among the many shops in the colourful city that already accept ETN as payment,.
 "I did quite a bit of reading, and the rewards system gave me confidence. It has worked for me as I have gotten more customers," he stated. "I told my friends and customers about Electroneum and got many to download the app and begin their very own journey into crypto."

 Kazibwe has helped spread the word of Electroneum. He talks of at least 80 more merchants in his town and Kampala, Mbarara, Kamuli, and Bushenyi, among other locations, who have also begun to accept ETN after speaking to them about the benefits of allowing customers to pay with the Electroneum token.

 "I have a friend who runs Jonny's Majestic Restaurant. He accepts ETN too. He has told me that he had done many transactions with ETN," Kazibwe said. "Electroneum has made a positive difference in my life. For example, I posted some handmade sandals on Twitter, and someone from Singapore wanted, ordered, and paid for them in ETN."
Kazibwe Edris is Electroneum's community leader in Uganda.
Kazibwe Edris is Electroneum's community leader in Uganda.

The Ugandan entrepreneur is also excited about Electroneum's ETN Everywhere programme, scheduled for launch in the coming months.

"The global ETN Everywhere acquisition and retention programme is aimed at educating, propagating and celebrating the merchants, retailers, and e-commerce outlets that start to or already accepting ETN as a payment method," said Electroneum CEO Richard Ells.

Kazibwe is one of the many Ugandans embracing new technologies in a bid not to be left behind by innovation, modernisation, and financial inclusion.

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Uganda is a country about the size of the United Kingdom. It has a population of just over 42 million, with over half of them living in poverty. However, a World Bank report reveals that the impoverished country has seen a swift turn around in economic terms as of the second half of 2017 while becoming a leader in technology across the African continent. 

 The upward trend is driven mostly by growth in information and communication technology (ICT) services and favourable weather conditions for the agricultural industry, the WB adds. 

Still, according to FSDuganda, 58% of Ugandan adults remain unbanked, and nearly six in ten live in poverty. 

 The GSMA published a report on Uganda saying that mobile technology is at the heart of the country's digital transformation. It added that mobile money is the primary driver of formal financial inclusion, with 56% of adults across the country. By June 2018, it added, there were nearly 10 million mobile internet connections, and the number of smartphone connections has quadrupled over the last four years to approximately 6 million.

 These numbers paint an image of a country that, like many in Africa, are embracing technology and alternative financial solutions, bypassing traditional banking. That makes Kazibwe's decision to accept ETN as payment and even to become an Electroneum Ambassador, a logical one as people begin to explore crypto and learn of the benefits in terms of usability, lower costs and how easy it is to use with just a smartphone.

 

 

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About Electroneum

Having attracted more than 4 million registered users in just under three years, award-winning Electroneum is making great strides toward becoming a top then crypto in usability as just over 1,900 merchants, and service providers in over 170 countries around the world accept ETN as payment. More than 2.6 million app downloads have taken place. Approximately 194,000 mobile top-ups and nearly 300,000 app-to-app transfers have taken place with ETN by our Electroneum users. AnyTask is Electroneum's global freelance platform and has seen over 465,600 people register to the website as either buyers or sellers, with about 7,500 tasks listed. AnyTask does not charge freelancers any fees or commissions, and unlike all other leading freelance platforms that take up two weeks to get freelancers paid, it takes minutes to get paid after the buyer approves a task. Electroneum is one of the world's first fully KYC/AML compliant cryptocurrency. It is also one of the few blockchain networks that are insusceptible to a 51% attack. It is one of the greenest cryptocurrency in existence and the only one to have launched its very own affordable US$40 smartphone designed for the needs of people in developing regions. It is currently the only cryptocurrency that has a direct collaborative agreement with two mobile network operators. It is presently the only crypto that works with NGOs as their trusted blockchain transaction validators. And the only cryptocurrency to allow for an in-depth examination for publication, and verification for public knowledge. Check out ETN Everywhere and ETN Donate.