Africa

Blockchain and 5G: Greatest Promise Is to Transform the Developing World

The biggest topic in the mobile industry over the last few years has been 5G. In an industry that has…

Ugandan Victims of Dunamiscoins Scam Petition Gov’t for Lost Investments

Over 5,000 victims of the alleged cryptocurrency pyramid scheme Dunamiscoins have petitioned the Ugandan Parliament asking to refund money lost…

Decred’s Akin Sawyerr Says Blockchain Is Part of Africa’s Political Future

Akin Sawyerr, founder of Feleman Limited, an Africa-focused impact investment and advisory firm based in the Washington, D.C., area, spoke to CoinDesk…

Unpacking the Potential of Blockchain and Infrastructure in Africa

The vast swathes of Africa’s fertile lands may ultimately prove a central arena for the ground-up development of innovative digital…

Singer Akon Says World’s First ‘Crypto City’ Set for Senegal 2025

Singer Akon tweeted yesterday, “Just finalized the agreement for AKON CITY in Senegal. Looking forward to hosting you there in the…

Wifi Sharing Platform Wicrypt Gets Government Grant in Nigeria

A crypto startup providing wifi hotspot sharing services in Nigeria has won funding from the country’s telecom regulator. Wicrypt placed…

Rwanda Blockchain School to Launch in 2020 for Devs, Professionals

The Africa Blockchain Institute (ABI) will open Rwanda’s ostensibly first blockchain school in 2020, offering five new courses for local…

Soccer Teams Like Juventus Look to Score With Blockchain Push

On Dec. 2, Italian soccer giant Juventus revealed that the long wait for its much-hyped fan token had finally come…

Ghana Joins the Bandwagon — Plans for CBDC, Still Wary of Crypto

Ghana is maintaining a cautious approach to cryptocurrencies despite its central bank’s plans to launch a digital currency in the…

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