Tag: Cryptocurrency

Africa fintech and crypto leaders to connect at the Africa Money and DeFi Summit in Ghana this September

As the rapid growth of fintech continues and the birth of decentralised finance (DeFi) grows across Africa, leading fintechs, investors, crypto platforms, ventures and digital finance stakeholders will connect at the Africa Money & DeFi Summit – West Africa edition on September 27-28th 2022 in Accra, Ghana. Following the sold-out Money and DeFi Summit in Nairobi early this…

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The Growth of Investment In African Crypto-Based Startups

The cryptocurrency space has become a hotbed for investments of all kinds. From regular people hedging against inflation by buying Bitcoin to major investors betting on the future of finance by providing capital for startups, a lot of money is pouring into crypto. The African continent has had its fair share of investments into new…

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Crypto is Changing the world of payments and remittances in Africa

I was shocked when I got to the bank and heard an attendant tell a distressed customer that they could not send money out of Ghana using Western Union. But, even though the situation was disturbing, it assured me that cryptocurrencies would fit in here and adoption needed to happen quickly. In this article, we…

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‘Hack The Mara’ hackathon is now open to African creators and developers

In the Maasai Mara, landowners, wildlife, and tourism depend on one another for survival. The impact of COVID-19 has brought tourism to a standstill, jeopardising the revenue previously realised, and threatening to bring the ecosystem down. Teams are expected to build decentralised finance solutions that can serve anyone, anywhere, no matter how remote. This includes…

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Central African Republic launches Sango Coin

The Central African Republic’s (CAR) adoption of digital assets and blockchain technology continues to gain new grounds as it introduces the national digital currency called “Sango Coin” which will complement its digital currency hub project—Project Sango. “Sango Coin will be the currency for the next generation,” President Faustin-Archange Touadera said in a statement made at…

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