Category: Africa

German State Bank KfW Tests Blockchain App for Public Finance Management in Burkina Faso

Germany’s major state-owned bank KfW and Burkina Faso’s Ministry of Finance will test a blockchain application for use in public…

IBM Research Teams up With Agritech Firm to Boost African Agribusiness with Blockchain

IBM Research has teamed up with United States-based agriculture tech firm Hello Tractor to boost the African agriculture industry with…

Steady Rise in Small Businesses Accepting Bitcoin Payments in Kenya

Kenyan health services provider Health Land Spa has started taking BTC and other cryptocurrencies as a means of payment with…

Text-Enabled BCH Payments Now Available in 35 Countries With Cointext

Cointext has announced that its bitcoin cash wallet service has just launched in the Ukraine and Italy. Cointext is now…

Paxful Completes Second School in Rwanda #BuiltWithBitcoin

Paxful, one of the largest peer-to-peer (P2P) bitcoin marketplaces in the world, is once again demonstrating how the cryptocurrency community…

Nigeria’s Union Bank Reportedly Warns Against Crypto Transactions

The Union Bank of Nigeria has reportedly cautioned against transactions in cryptocurrencies, according to a letter allegedly sent to its…

Nigeria’s Union Bank Threatens to Shut Down Cryptocurrency-Related Accounts

A large commercial bank in Nigeria has threatened to shut down an undisclosed number of cryptocurrency-related accounts without explanation. Lagos-based…

Zimbabweans Use BTC to Pay for Food Hampers Amid Foreign Currency Crisis

Study263, a Zimbabwean-owned fintech startup operating from South Africa, has opened an online store allowing Zimbabweans to buy food hampers…

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