Browsing the "Africa" Tag

Africa Needs Open Currency Competition. It Needs Cryptocurrency

| Terence Zimwara

Africa's various currency crises illustrate why cryptocurrency innovation shouldn't be stifled, says economic analyst Terence Zimwara.

Bitcoin Exchange Paxful Sees 20% 2018 Growth, Driven by Africa

| Leigh Cuen

Despite bitcoin's price volatility in 2018, P2P exchanges Paxful and LocalBitcoins each saw significant user growth in Africa.

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.