Browsing the "Africa" Tag

Binance Signs Up 40,000 Crypto Traders in Its First Week in Uganda

| Leigh Cuen

Unlike its parent company, Binance Uganda handles fiat currency (in partnership with a local mobile payment provider) and requires full customer ID.

World’s Largest Crypto Exchange Binance Looks to Add New Stablecoins

| Leigh Cuen

Binance sees stablecoins like tether, and potentially the Gemini Dollar, as "critical for our ecosystem," the exchange's chief financial officer says.

Rwanda Starts Tracking Conflict Metal Tantalum With Blockchain

| Yogita Khatri

The Rwandan government has turned to blockchain to track tantalum, a metal used in consumer electronics and often associated with conflict zones.

UN Food Program to Expand Blockchain Testing to African Supply Chain

| Anna Baydakova

The U.N. World Food Programme plans to test blockchain for tracking food delivery in East Africa, following a refugee aid pilot in Jordan.

Even If It Fails: Why Dash Could Have a Lasting Impact on Crypto Adoption

| Leigh Cuen

Few cryptocurrency projects are evangelizing in emerging markets as aggressively as dash, giving $2.3 million to communities in the developing world.

Bitcoin Exchange Paxful Reveals Plan to Reach Venezuela’s Unbanked

| Leigh Cuen

Paxful says business is surging in developing nations, where mobile phones are abundant and cheap, but access to exchange platforms remains scarce.

Crypto Startup Wala Is Reaching Africans with Ethereum Micropayments

| Leigh Cuen

South Africa startup Wala is using microraiden for high volume, low-value, off-chain ethereum transactions. And people are using it in the thousands.

Ethiopia Explores Blockchain Role in Tracking Coffee Exports

| Sujha Sundararajan

Ethiopia is exploring the use of blockchain technology to track the supply chain for its largest export, coffee.

Bitcoin Is ‘Not Actually Legal,’ Says Zimbabwe Central Bank Chief

| Sujha Sundararajan

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) has cast doubt on the legality of bitcoin in the country.

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Nigerian Central Bank Director: Cryptocurrency Wave ‘Cannot Be Stopped’

| Pete Rizzo

A representative of the Central Bank of Nigeria opened up about his views on cryptocurrency at a technology-specific conference this week.