Binance Suspends Deposits in Nigeria Following Central Bank Directive

Nigeria's central bank told financial institutions they couldn't provide crypto companies or users with services on Friday.

News  ·  5 February 2021

China Leads Africa’s Digital Currency Race

With years of public investment and plenty of penetration for its phone makers, China is well placed to establish a digital currency in Africa.

Policy & regulation  ·  3 February 2021

Akon: Crypto Can Give Africa Financial Freedom

The revolutionary power of blockchain will play a significant role in the golden age of African development.

People  ·  18 December 2020

African Startups Should Tokenize to Break Biased Funding Cycles

Startup capital in Africa still favors foreign founders at the expense of homegrown projects. A proposal to break the cycle.

Business  ·  11 November 2020

West African Program Will Store Weather Data on Telos Blockchain

Telokanda, a collaboration between Telos and open-source weather tech company Kanda in West Africa hopes to engage local communities in collecting and sharing weather data on the Telos public blockchain.

News  ·  10 November 2020

Binance Labs–Backed ‘DeFi Credit Union’ Bringing Higher Yields to Savers in Nigeria

With backing from Binance Labs, Nigeria's Xend Finance is looking to bring DeFi to the world of local credit unions.

Business  ·  2 November 2020

Bitcoin in Africa: FastBitcoins Partners With Flexepin to Expand Global Footprint

FastBitcoins has partnered with ASX-listed Flexepin to bring the U.K.-based crypto company's services to 20,000 more locations.

Business  ·  24 September 2020

Where FATF Crypto Compliance Gets Interesting: Africa

Crypto businesses seeing strong growth across the 54-country continent are working hard to meet the FATF's anti-money laundering standards.

Policy & regulation  ·  3 August 2020

Charlie Shrem TLDL: Ray Youssef and Crypto’s Role in Africa

Ray Youssef joins Charlie Shrem to discuss Paxful's mission in Africa, the liberating power of crypto and the unfairness of the African franc.

People  ·  14 July 2020

Money Reimagined: The Ongoing Crisis Is Stirring a Crypto Awakening in Developing Nations

Peer-to-peer bitcoin transactions are up in the developing world. This has everything to do with "QE Infinity" and could be an opening for stablecoins.

Policy & regulation  ·  5 June 2020

This Bitcoin Documentary From Africa Is Streaming on Amazon Prime

A new documentary – “Banking on Africa: The Bitcoin Revolution” – explores the role of cryptocurrencies in African economies.

People  ·  20 May 2020

Why Binance and Akon Are Betting on Africa for Crypto Adoption

Demand for bitcoin is surging in Ghana, Nigeria and Kenya, attracting investment from the cryptocurrency exchange Binance and a token project by Akon.

People  ·  6 May 2020

Binance-Backed Crypto Payments App Launches as Race for Africa Heats Up

The payments app launched initially in Nigeria, but there are plans to expand to 30 African nations his year.

Business  ·  23 April 2020
Bitcoin in Africa

In Zimbabwe, Crypto Is a ‘Liberation Tool’: Bitcoin in Africa, Part 1 of a New Documentary Podcast Series

After three weeks of listening, recording and talking bitcoin in Africa, podcaster Anita Posch shares her experiences in part one of this new six-part documentary podcast series.

People  ·  19 March 2020

Binance and Others Are Rushing to Provide Stablecoins to Nigerian Crypto Users

Here's how crypto exchanges are on-boarding unbanked users in Nigeria.

Business  ·  21 February 2020