To address the digital divide in Kenya, Kotani Pay employs familiar interfaces like USSD, making interactions with blockchain wallets as straightforward as everyday tasks.
Sheffield also believes that blockchain abstraction in mainstream products will lead to more adoption.
Most African and Middle Eastern respondents to the survey also believed that most merchants in their regions will accept payments in crypto.
The partnership is aimed at facilitating cross-border transactions using both cryptocurrency and fiat currencies in multiple countries.
African cryptocurrency company Bitnob has partnered with European exchange CoinCorner to facilitate remittances over the Lightning Network.
Africans can now receive low-cost and fast payments in their local currencies, powered by the Lightning Network. But there are questions on whether the process introduces credit, a feature of the traditional remittance system.