MetaMask and Xion Global: Crafting the Future of 1-Click Web3 Payments in South Africa

Xion Global
4 min readNov 9, 2023

In today’s digital landscape, two prominent players are set to reshape the decentralised payments scene in South Africa: MetaMask and Xion Global. Their collaboration is not just a fusion of strengths; it’s a vision, a roadmap to the future of payments in South Africa.

Web3 Payments in South Africa

MetaMask (MM), globally recognised as the world’s leading self-custody wallet with 30+ million users, serving as a bridge to the decentralised web and a primary wallet provider for web3 payments on Xion Global. With that in mind, Xion Global offers a user-friendly web3 payment solution, ensuring that both tech enthusiasts and everyday users can navigate the crypto payments world with ease.

With MetaMask’s integration into Xion Global’s web3 payment products, South African consumers will be able to connect their MetaMask wallets and perform one-off token approvals to enable 1-click web3 payments on any of Xion Pay’s client apps.

According to a Consensys and YouGov global web3 perception survey conducted earlier this year among a representative sample of over 15,000 people aged 15–64, which included 983 respondents from South Africa, the findings indicate that 21% of South Africans currently own cryptocurrencies, and 38% have had ownership of cryptocurrencies in the past. These statistics signal that South Africans are already embracing cryptocurrency and are well-prepared to take a leading role in the web3 evolution.

Scan to Pay: Modernising Transactions

Central to this partnership is the integration with Scan to Pay, powered by Ukheshe. They are the largest QR ecosystem in South Africa that is used by more than 700,000 vendors, 14 banks and fintech companies and 94 payment service providers.

This means that whether you’re ordering online, grabbing a quick bite, or making a significant purchase, it’s as simple as scanning the QR code, choosing your connected MetaMask wallet, and clicking “Pay”.

One Click, Multiple Chains

Don’t forget Xion Global’s 1-click payment solution, powered by their Cross-Chain Payments Protocol (CCPP). This ensures users can transact effortlessly across various blockchain networks with supporting AML/KYT checks to prevent illicit funds entering the Xion ecosystem. But the innovation doesn’t end there. Xion Global is introducing a range of incentives for MetaMask users, from covering token approval gas costs to rolling out loyalty rewards and cashback offers. Every transaction is not just streamlined but also rewarding.

“Our mission at Xion Global is straightforward: to make every web3 payment as simple as a single click. Partnering with MetaMask, leveraging the robust infrastructure of Polygon Labs and Scan to Pay’s extensive user base, we’re turning this vision into reality,” shares Aeryn Quarmby — Co-Founder & COO at Xion Global.

“Thanks to the robust capabilities of the MetaMask SDK and developer APIs, the Xion Global team was able to integrate MetaMask wallet into their payment solutions seamlessly. The MetaMask Provider API ensures a smooth and secure connection, enabling seamless interaction with the MetaMask wallet,” remarks Liz Mathew, Go-to-Market Lead for MetaMask developers at Consensys.

The Journey Ahead: MetaMask and Xion Global

While the immediate goal is to revolutionise South Africa’s digital payment ecosystem, there are a series of integrations in the pipeline (e.g. MetaMask SDK and Linea, the Consensys L2 solution) to roll out web3 payment solutions across African payment and financial service providers .

The synergy between MetaMask and Xion Global is a testament to what the future of finance in Africa could look like. It’s a world where the boundaries between traditional and digital finance are blurred, offering a seamless, integrated, and rewarding financial journey for both the web3 community and traditional users.

About Xion Global

Xion Global is a multi-chain web3 payments provider, offering a powerful suite of APIs and infrastructure to accept, send, and reward payments globally. Proudly recognized as Africa’s premier web3 payments provider, Xion is primed for imminent expansion, targeting collaboration with prominent network, payment and financial service providers boasting extensive user networks. For businesses keen on integrating web3 payments both offline and online, we invite you to explore

About Consensys

Consensys is the leading blockchain and web3 software company. Since 2014, Consensys has been at the forefront of innovation, pioneering technological developments within the web3 ecosystem. Through our product suite, including the MetaMask platform, Infura, Linea, Diligence, and our NFT platform, we have become the trusted collaborator for users, creators, and developers on their path to build and belong in the world they want to see. Whether building a dapp, an NFT collection, a portfolio, or a better future, the instinct to build is universal. Consensys inspires and champions the builder instinct in everyone by making web3 universally easy to use and develop on. To explore our products and solutions, visit

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