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Crypto Interest Rising Between Africa, China

Sep 17, 2020

Olusegun Ogundeji

No estimated figure is put to it but the latest Chainalysis 2020 Geography of Cryptocurrency Report suggests that a significant volume of cryptocurrency transactions is now being conducted between Africans and individuals and businesses in other regions — particularly China in Eastern Asia...

France, new ICO Framework and African Countries

Sep 20, 2018

Olusegun Ogundeji

France's first-of-its-kind framework that will ease the conduct of ICOs - initial coin offerings - in the country may see its impact spread to Africa where blockchain has been gaining momentum. There have been inconclusive debates on how to regulate the novel blockchain-based crowdfunding m...

10 Reasons for Binance Labs’ Africa Crypto Commitments

Sep 3, 2018


August 31, Binance Labs, the blockchain incubator arm of the major cryptocurrency exchange Binance, has released 10 reasons for their Africa crypto commitments. Benjamin Rameau, director of Binance Labs, posted an article on Medium to demonstrated 10 reasons for its Africa-focused expa...

From Asia to Africa, South America, Banks Team-up on Blockchain

Aug 18, 2018

Olusegun Ogundeji

A conglomerate of major banks across three main continents including Asia and Africa have teamed up to collaboratively research on distributed ledger and blockchain technology as part of a developing global digital economy. The multilateral cooperation agreement involves member development b...

Opera Browser Crypto Wallet Could be big for Africa

Aug 13, 2018

Olusegun Ogundeji

Opera has reportedly launched a beta for their in-browser crypto wallet which could be big in parts of Africa where the browser has the highest number of users. Awareness and use of cryptocurencies have been growing in parts of the continent in the last two years. A major constraint for many Af...

Pan-African Bank Report on State of Cryptocurrencies in Africa

Aug 8, 2018

Olusegun Ogundeji

No country in Sub Saharan Africa has embraced cryptocurrencies as legal and regulated within its borders, a new report by pan-African bank, Ecobank Transnational Inc, has shown. Rather, their governments and central banks are employing a ‘wait and see’ approach and appear “to be looking ...

China-Africa link getting closer with Bitcoin

Dec 27, 2016

Olusegun Ogundeji

A Kenyan startup's new product that allows companies in Africa to send payments to China using Bitcoin is the latest in the line of digital currency-related initiatives that connect countries from both ends. Bitpesa's China scheme was launched this month to allow users in Kenya, Uganda,...