Africa

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 r...

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 dig...

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 ...

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 ...
December 27, 2019
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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 to an end. I...
December 10, 2019
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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 t...
December 7, 2019
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Crypto in Africa: Opportunities and Challenges, Explained

Advocates say there are many issues beyond currency volatility where crypto and blockchain could make a difference. Aside from ...

Africa ‘Will Define’ the Future of Bitcoin — Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey

Bitcoin (BTC) will see its future “defined” by Africa, one of its best-known proponents has predicted after completing a tour o...
November 28, 2019
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Ghana Exploring Digitized National Currency, Says Central Bank Exec

The Republic of Ghana is exploring the benefits of issuing a central bank digital currency (CBDC), the governor of the country’...

Opera-Backed Fintech OPay Seals $120M Investment to Grow Across Africa

Lagos-headquartered fintech Opay has sealed $120 million in a series B financing round from a host of high-profile Chinese inve...