Crypto payments network Electroneum is expanding its utility bill and mobile phone airtime top-up coverage to more countries in Africa.
Electroneum has announced the expansion of its service coverage to four additional West African countries — Benin, Togo, Côte d'Ivoire, and Sierra Leone.
The move brought the company’s African service coverage to nine nations with Nigeria, Senegal, Mali, Gambia, and Guinea-Bissau already in the mix.
With over four million registered users, Electroneum’s African push has focused on utilizing its ETN token for utility bill payments and mobile airtime subscriptions via the company’s mobile app.
Nigel Pooley, head of business development at Electroneum told Cointelegraph:
“We are very pleased with the hundreds of electricity top-ups that have been completed in Nigeria, where we have hundreds of Electroneum users.”
According to Pooley, the electricity top-ups feature is creating ETN utility across the company’s suite of products and services, adding, “Most of these transactions come from our AnyTask freelancers.”
AnyTask is a freelancing platform powered by Electroneum that is reportedly gaining significant patronage.
As previously reported by Cointelegraph, crypto adoption is helping to improve the lot of African freelancers in the expanding gig economy.