Johannesburg - SAFCOIN, an exclusive African cryptocurrency, is  pleased to announce the opening of its first support office, at the Hartenbos Seefront Mall, in  the Western Cape.

The call centre will offer education and support services on cryptocurrency trading, online  purchasing and cryptocurrency transferring across the continent. Support is currently offered  in English, isiZulu, isiXhosa and Afrikaans, with plans to add more official languages in  future.

SAFCOIN also plans to establish call centres and walk-in support centres in every province.

During the Initial Coin Offering (ICO), 500,000 tokens will be made available exclusively to  South Africans, at R70 each. This gives South Africans an opportunity to invest in SAFCOIN  during the pre-sales launch, and before coins are made available to the rest of the continent.

Neil Ferreira, co-founder of SAFCOIN, said: "We decided to only open up the ICO phase to  South Africa because we believe they have lost out on many start-up opportunities  throughout the years.”

He explains that investors can purchase tokens using the secure online gateway, i-Pay, as  well as through direct EFT. The EFT option was added after they received numerous  requests to integrate a manual payment method. When purchasing via EFT, investors will  need to supply a copy of their ID document and proof of address.


One currency for Africa

"In SA, most of our investment is in international ICOs and cryptos on international  exchanges. While there have been other local crypto opportunities, the majority will always  be in competition with the international first-world crypto exchanges and investors,” says  Ferreira.

“We have two main goals: for SAFCOIN to be used exclusively in Africa and to make  cryptocurrency more accessible and understandable for everyone, thereby increasing crypto  awareness and adoption."

Frequently asked questions

Since the launch of the ICO phase, interested investors have submitted a number of  questions related to SAFCOIN.  Some of these include:

What makes SAFCOIN exclusive and what problems will it solve?

SAFCOIN will only be available for use in Africa. Our goal is to integrate SAFCOIN into e- commerce and retail platforms in Africa.

“We are building an e-commerce payment system around our exchange, where African  consumers can use SAFCOIN to buy products online and the merchants will receive their  local currency,” explains Ferreira.

SAFCOIN also aims to solve the problem on money transfer on the continent, which is often  a complicated and expensive process.

“We also aim to educate the African population about cryptocurrency and its benefits.  Everyone is talking about it but not everyone understands it. There is a wealth of information  online but it is often confusing,” says Ferreira.

What makes SAFCOIN better than Bitcoin?

Although it is natural to compare cryptocurrencies, SAFCOIN does not aim to compete with  Bitcoin, and does not claim to be better than Bitcoin. What makes SAFCOIN unique is that it  is an exclusive African currency, which is a claim that few cryptocurrencies can make.

However, Bitcoin trading will be available on the SAFCOIN exchange, allowing investors to  buy SAFCOIN with Bitcoin, and vice versa.

What happens if all 500,000 SAFCOIN tokens are not sold during the ICO?

SAFCOIN’s October launch plans remain on track, regardless of the number of tokens that  are sold during the ICO phase. Launch does not depend on all allocated pre-sales tokens  being sold.

“The ICO gives South Africans an opportunity to buy tokens before SAFCOIN launches to  the rest of the continent. This opportunity will only be available for three months, so I  encourage everyone to take it,” says Ferreira.

How can I buy tokens?

You can become a cryptocurrency investor in under 10 minutes.  Here’s how:
  1. Visit https://safcoin.co.za
  2. Register for free as a new user.
  3. Select ‘Buy Tokens Now’.
  4. Read through and accept the terms and conditions
  5. Select the number of tokens you’d like to buy, at R70 each
  6. Choose a verification method – email or text message – and enter the one-time password that will be sent to you
  7. Pay quickly and securely with i-Pay online or direct EFT 
  8. That’s it. You’re officially a cryptocurrency investor!
For just R70, you can join Africa’s cryptocurrency revolution. Visit https://safcoin.co.za/ for  more info and contact details.