Africa

CEO Of Zimbabwean Crypto Exchange Loses Password to Bitcoin Cold Wallet

Tawanda Kembo, the founder and CEO of the Zimbabwean cryptocurrency exchange Golix, claims to have lost the password to one of ...

P2P Crypto Trading Volume Increased 2800% in South Africa, Says Paxful

Peer-to-Peer (P2P) cryptocurrency trading platform Paxful has seen 2,800% more trades in South Africa this month compared to Oc...

Hackers Breach Johannesburg’s Civil Website Demanding BTC Ransom

Hackers have compromised the website of the city of Johannesburg, South Africa, and demanded ransom in Bitcoins (BTC). The city...
October 26, 2019
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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...

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 wort...

Nigeria and Kenya, Part One

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

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. As ...

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 Na...

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...
August 23, 2019
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Rwandan Central Bank Looks to Issue Official Digital Currency

Rwanda’s central bank, the National Bank of Rwanda, is researching how to offer an official digital currency. BNN Bloomberg rep...