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A payments solutions startup Airbuy, which runs from Johannesburg, has secured support from the Amazon Web Services (AWS) for the development of its backend infrastructure.

Airbuy was incepted at the MIT GSL 2016 and officially launched at 2017’s DEMO Africa conference, which took place in Johannesburg. The startup aims at giving African a secure means to trade online, without the fear of falling victim to cybercrime.

As it works out, Airbuy allows online stores and merchants to accept payments from shoppers, without the customers giving their banking details. The user never has to put up their banking details with Airbuy, the platform uses just digital tokens referred to as Airbucks, which is then used to make the payments in the participating online stores.

We are very excited for the support from Amazon, especially right now since we are putting a lot of work into our backend infrastructure,” said Kabelo Twala, co-founder, and CTO of Airbuy.

The development platform comes in hand, especially the tools that it provides for the backend part of the development of our product, such as cloud backup recovery, hosting, and analysis reports just to name a few. It would be mission having to develop most of the stuff from scratch.”

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