After the government banned, Zimbabwe’s only encrypted exchange, Golix, was closed in May 2018, and it was difficult for the country to buy bitcoin. The only way seems to be a peer-to-peer transaction, but unless you buy it from abroad, the asking price is up to $50,000. EcoCash claims to be Zimbabwe's mobile currency solution. To buy Bitcoin locally, the credible minimum asking price is $50,000, and some people even offer nearly $100,000. EcoCash said it doesn't know if there are any transactions at this price, and Zimbabwe has no record of buying at EcoCash. South Africa's crypto exchange Luno currently has a premium of about $1,000 for bitcoin.