KAMPALA, UGANDA / ACCESSWIRE / October 15, 2018 / Fiat-to-crypto exchange Binance Uganda will begin accepting deposits and withdrawals of Ugandan Shillings on Wednesday, October 17th. The exchange commences Know Your Customer (KYC) procedures today.
Binance Uganda is the first fiat-crypto exchange launched by Binance, the largest cryptocurrency exchange by trade volume. Built on top of technology developed by Binance, Binance Uganda is capable of processing 1.4 million transactions per second and will feature 24/7 live customer support.
The exchange will initially support trading Ugandan Shillings (UGX) with Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH), with more trading pairs to be added. Users are exempt from trading fees during the first month.
“We are extremely proud to officially launch our first fiat-crypto exchange in Uganda,”
said Wei Zhou, CFO at Binance.
“We have been diligently preparing for this exchange with our local partners since our team first visited Uganda in April 2018. This is only the first step in our efforts to use blockchain technology to support sustainable economic development in Africa, and we look forward to bringing more innovations to the region.”
With a population of over 44 million, Uganda has become a first-mover in blockchain adoption. The country is home to key blockchain conferences, associations, and communities, with strong support from its government and regulators.
Since Binance Uganda opened for registration on June 28th, Binance has announced plans to launch fiat-crypto exchanges in Liechtenstein, Malta and Singapore, and with more exchanges underway in regions around the world.
Register and learn more about Binance Uganda at www.binance.co.ug.
Binance is a blockchain ecosystem comprised of Exchange, Labs, Launchpad, Info, Academy, Trust Wallet, and Blockchain Charity Foundation (BCF). Binance Exchange is one of the fastest and most popular cryptocurrency exchange platforms in the world, capable of processing over 1.4 million orders per second. The platform focuses on security, robustness, and execution speed – attracting enthusiasts and professional traders alike.