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MiniPay now available to all users in Kenya

Two mobile phones show Opera Mini's new native web3 wallet, MiniPay.

Hey, readers!

We’ve got some exciting news to share today! Following a remarkable rollout in Nigeria, we are delighted to launch our innovative stablecoin wallet, MiniPay, to all Opera Mini users in Kenya. Our mission is clear: to make peer-to-peer payments efficient, cost-effective, and hassle-free.

MiniPay was born out of the challenges faced by Kenyan users with traditional P2P payment methods. In fact, Opera’s market research shows that 90% of Opera Mini users in Kenya wish there was a way to send money with lower fees. Users also expressed frustration that a lack of mobile data often made completing transactions more difficult.

That is where MiniPay steps in, providing a reliable, affordable, and user-friendly solution for seamless transactions. The self-custodial wallet is integrated into the renowned Opera Mini browser, which has over 90% brand awareness in Kenya and over a 1 billion downloads on the Google Play Store. Preferred worldwide for its Data Compression technology, Opera Mini can save up to 90% of your data as you browse. Furthermore, periodic free data campaigns also provide you with up to 1.5GB of free data per month if you’re browsing on the Airtel or Safaricom network. 

So, what exactly is MiniPay? It’s a cutting-edge blockchain-based digital wallet integrated into the Opera Mini browser. MiniPay stores your funds in cUSD – a stable asset pegged to the US Dollar – ensuring your funds are safe from local currency stability issues. With MiniPay your transactions are completed in less than 5 seconds, and cost less than 1 KES – all you need is a phone number! And MiniPay is not just efficient – it’s accessible. A compact 2MB in size, MiniPay affords you a straightforward login process via your Google credentials. This user-friendly wallet is your gateway to exploring the vast world of Web3 tools and technologies.

Are you ready for the future of Web3? Download or update the Opera Mini browser to the latest version to set up your MiniPay wallet and unlock the potential of fast, hassle-free payments.

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