Raspiblitz for Bitcoin Ekasi

BFF Brings a Lightning Node to South African Township

In May 2022, Bitcoin for Fairness brought a RaspiBlitz, a Bitcoin and Lightning Node, to Bitcoin Ekasi in South Africa. The RaspiBlitz is now up and running and strengthens the Bitcoin network in Africa.

Bitcoin Ekasi is a project that is building a bitcoin economy in Mossel Bay, a South African township. Bitcoin for Fairness (BFF) is a non-profit initiative raising knowledge and understanding of Bitcoin for people in emerging countries and for disadvantaged people.

BFF believes that the decentralized Bitcoin and Lightning Network is getting stronger with each node.

The RaspiBlitz is a do-it-yourself Lightning Node. It is mainly targeted for learning how to run your own node decentralized from home – because: Not your Node, Not your Rules. The RaspiBlitz is now running in more than 1000 households around the globe. It is even possible to earn Bitcoin with your RaspiBlitz. For every payment you rout with your Blitz through the network you get some routing fees. That is not much but that was also the case in early Bitcoin mining. It is even possible to earn Bitcoin with your RaspiBlitz.

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Learn more about building a bitcoin economy in a South African township. Anita Posch, the founder of BFF, interviews  Anita interviews Hermann Vivier, initiator of Bitcoin Ekasi.
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