Africa

South Africa: The Next Frontier for Crypto Exchanges

How the fast-growing South Africa could become the continent’s crypto leader? Source: Cointelegraph.com

Got ID? New Projects Explore Blockchain Identity Systems

The rapid onset of technological advancement is not evenly spread. Society is increasingly becoming digitally literate and uses emerging technology…

Nigerian Crypto Educator Returns $80K in Bitcoin Received by Mistake

Keith Mali Chung — the co-founder and president of African blockchain firm Loopblock Network — has returned almost $80,000 worth…

Africa Using Blockchain to Drive Change: Nigeria and Kenya, Part One

Blockchain adoption in Africa is on the rise. From transportation to the gaming and lottery industries, reports of companies utilizing…

Facebook’s WhatsApp Seeks Policy Expert to Champion Blockchain in Africa

Facebook’s WhatsApp is looking to hire a blockchain regulation expert in Sub-Saharan Africa. The messaging app provider recently posted a…

Burundi Central Bank Director: ‘Strong Measures’ Will Be Taken Against Crypto Traders

The Republic of Burundi, a landlocked African nation, banned all cryptocurrencies within its borders. According to a statement made by…

Burundi Bans Cryptocurrency Trading Due to Lack of User Protection

The Republic of Burundi in central Africa has banned the trading digital currencies in the country due to associated risks.…

Sierra Leone Aims to Finish National Blockchain ID System in Late 2019

The government of Sierra Leone plans to fully adopt a blockchain-enabled national identity system by the end of 2019. United…

Beyond USD: The Next Frontier for Stablecoins

George Harrap is CEO and co-founder of Hong Kong based Bitspark, a bankless money transfer ecosystem focused on Asia and…

Africa’s Largest Bank Joins Blockchain-Based Marco Polo Network

Standard Bank, Africa’s largest bank by total assets, has joined blockchain-based trade finance network, the Marco Polo Network. Standard Bank…

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