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Fintech VC Firm QED Investors Makes Investment in TeamApt

TeamApt, a Nigerian payment platform, has just completed a financing round and brought onboard fintech specialists, QED Investors. With almost $5 billion assets under management, QED is a premier VC in the fintech space. They have invested in 27 unicorns over more than 180 portfolio companies across 14 countries. TeamApt is its first investment in…

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Cellulant Partners With 5 Water Utility Companies in Zambia

Pan-African Payments technology company, Cellulant, has announced a digital payment partnership with five leading Zambian water utility companies; Nkana Water, Kafubu Water, Mulonga Water, Chambeshi Water, and Western Water. This partnership will allow customers in the province to conveniently pay their water bills with their preferred mobile money and selected bank accounts (Standard Chartered Bank,…

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Safaricom partners with Visa to provide virtual cards for global transactions

Kenya’s biggest telecommunications operator, Safaricom, has launched a virtual payment card with Visa Inc, offering the more than 30 million users of its M-Pesa payments system access to global e-commerce platforms. The launch of the M-Pesa GlobalPay Visa virtual card follows a partnership between the two companies forged in 2020 to develop “products that will…

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blockchain technology has multiple use cases that could bring positive changes to various sectors on the African continent
Top Use Cases of Blockchain Technology in Africa 

Beyond all the hype, blockchain technology has multiple use cases that could bring positive changes to various sectors on the African continent. Some critics dismiss blockchain technology or reduce its application to only cryptocurrencies. However, the application of blockchain tech has evolved over the years with more attempts to create real-world impacts. In this article,…

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Top 5 African Web3 Projects To Keep An Eye on in 2024
Top 5 African Web3 Projects To Keep An Eye on in 2024

It’s almost 2024, and everyone is making projections into the new year. 2023 continued Africa’s study growth in the Web3 industry with more adoption and innovation. The list of African-owned or based Web3 projects continues to increase as various innovators find ways to use blockchain technology to fix some of the biggest issues on the…

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M-KOPA Expands to Ghana, Unlocking $10m in Credit for Customers
M-KOPA Expands to Ghana, Unlocking $10m in Credit for Customers

M-KOPA, a leading African fintech platform, today announced the official launch of its flexible digital financing model in Ghana following a successful pilot phase. The strategic move to expand its operations makes Ghana the second West African country for the company, strengthening its Pan-African footprint to provide financial and digital inclusion for underbanked customers. The…

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Ugandan Fintech startup, Emata has raises $2.4M

Emata – the agricultural finance solution for East African farmers – announces on their LinkedIn page its successful completion of a $2.4 million seed fund raise, comprising $800,000 in equity and $1.6 million in on-lending capital. The fundraise was backed by African Renaissance Partners – the VC firm investing in entrepreneurs in East Africa and…

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9 Ventures Announced for the Africa Money and DeFi Summit Investment Showcase

Africa Money and DeFi Summit has announced nine ventures selected to showcase their cutting-edge Web3, Blockchain, Fintech, and Decentralised Finance (DeFi) businesses to investors and industry leaders, live on stage, in Accra, Ghana on October 3rd and 4th. With a focus on forging connections and bridging the gap between African ventures, corporates and global investors,…

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Opera Launches MiniPay, a New Stablecoin Wallet Built on the Celo Blockchain, to Onboard Millions of Users Across Africa to Web3
Opera Launches MiniPay, a New Stablecoin Wallet Built on the Celo Blockchain, to Onboard Millions of Users Across Africa to Web3

Opera, a global web innovator, unveils MiniPay – a blockchain-based wallet built on the Celo blockchain. Directly integrated into the Opera Mini  browser, MiniPay makes it easier and more affordable for individuals across Africa to acquire and to send or receive stablecoins – simply by using mobile phone numbers. Leveraging the unique benefits of Celo’s…

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How can DeFi power the African financial system?
How can DeFi power the African financial system?

The African financial system is broken and requires innovation to fix it. Despite attempts by new financial technology firms to fill the gaps that exist, the foundation of the entire ecosystem, which is traditional finance backed by government-issued currencies and institutions, has left some gaps still wide open. The creation of blockchain technology and the…

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