Ben Lyon

Ben Lyon is Co-Founder of Kopo Kopo, a software company whose “Business OS” suite enables banks and mobile network operators to acquire, manage and grow a profitable merchant network. To learn more, visit

By Ben Lyon


5 Keys to Addressing the Needs of API Consumers

Open APIs have potential to spur innovation in digital finance and grow business for payment providers. But to realize these benefits, providers must design open APIs that meet the needs of the developers who use them.

How to Drive Merchant Payments? Build Solutions Merchants Want

When value-added services are added to merchant payment solutions, does usage increase?

Responsible Digital Finance for Kenyan Merchants: Five Priorities

Kopo Kopo enables more than 10,000 merchants to accept mobile payments from their customers. As Kopo Kopo considers consumer protection risk areas, they identified key concerns and questions in each which they are working on addressing.

Apple Pay in Afghanistan: Could US M-Payments Work Abroad?

Mobile payments are a prime example of "reverse innovation," where Western companies draw inspiration from hundreds of mobile money deployments overseas in developing markets.