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Ruth Iselema

Founder and CEO of Bitmama

Speaking on: Digital currency as a disruptor of international payments

Ruth Iselema is the Founder and CEO of Bitmama. Ruth started her journey into cryptocurrency in 2013 lost interest and started again in 2016. She is a graduate of Central University, Accra, Ghana where she studied Pharmacy.

She began by exchanging crypto on and off social media platforms like WhatsApp and Telegram to reach more people who wanted to exchange the currencies.

Selling through social media was not scalable and inclusive. Ruth felt the need for a platform where anyone could access cryptocurrency to meet their needs, which led her to found Bitmama.

In 2018, Bitmama was part of the inaugural Greenhouse Lab female accelerator by Venture Garden Group. After which the company has joined other accelerators and programs like Seedstars and Startup Germany.

She’s currently building Bitmama alongside a passionate team of people excited to do great things in the crypto space. Bitmama is a crypto trading platform for peer-to-peer (P2P) and over-the-counter (OTC) trades.

Bitmama has quickly expanded into other use cases, for example, the adoption of blockchain and cryptocurrency via its Apis.

Ruth and other disruptive minds we’ll be delving into Africa’s tough international payments terrain, and the endless possibilities that lie with digital currencies.