Emerging Technologies Can Alter the Financial Landscape in Africa

Africa is home to 1.2 billion people and the African Continental Free Trade Area is what has been described as the largest trade area in the world. Africa is forging a new path to driving development. And its economic growth will play a major role in accessing financial services. The need to provide improved, if […]


Booming Adoption of African Crypto Drives Regulatory Concerns

In 2020, African crypto adoption has accelerated, with the continent emerging. As the second largest peer-to-peer (P2P) trading region. And two African countries ranking in the top eight of the Chainalysis crypto adoption index. However, the booming growth has caught the attention of African financial regulators. Raising concerns that innovation in the local crypto industry […]

Acceptance of crypto growing across the continent of Africa

Acceptance of Crypto Growing Across the Continent of Africa

Crypto adoption is making substantial progress in Africa, with ownership of crypto, trade volume, and regulation all heading towards greater adoption. A recent report by Arcane Research and Luno found that Uganda, Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana, and Kenya. And these are often among the top ten countries searching for the word “Bitcoin” by Google. The […]

Akon's crypto project Akoin adds Delchain as Partner

Akon’s Crypto Project “Akoin” Adds Delchain as Partner

Akoin, a cryptocurrency project from famous Grammy-nominated singer & rapper Akon, has joined up with blockchain financial infrastructure company Delchain. “Bahamas-based digital asset management leader Delchain, an affiliate of Deltec, has provided strategic advisory services and expertise in connection with Akoin’s token generation event on a top tier exchange, scheduled for Q2 of 2020,” Akoin […]

Zimbabwe returns to crypto

Zimbabwe Returns to Crypto as Reserve Bank Proposes Regulatory Sandbox

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) is reportedly developing a regulatory sandbox for cryptocurrency companies in the country. The news was reported on March 16 by the local newspaper Chronicle, citing a representative from the bank speaking at a conference on March 13. Chronicle reports that RBZ’s deputy director for financial markets and national payment […]

Rapper Akon shares whitepaper for upcoming cryptocurrency akoin

Rapper Akon Shares Whitepaper for Upcoming Cryptocurrency “Akoin”

Rapper and entrepreneur, Akon, shared the whitepaper for his upcoming “Akoin” cryptocurrency project exclusively with the crypto news sharing site Cointelegraph. The document describes Akoin as a cryptocurrency “designed for entrepreneurs in the rising economics of Africa and beyond,” adding that the project’s mission is to “unlock the potential of the world’s largest growing workforce” […]

Akon to launch cryptocurrency Akoin on Stellar

Grammy-Nominated Artist Akon to Launch Cryptocurrency on Stellar

Multi platinum-selling recording artist Akon has chosen to build its Akoin cryptocurrency ecosystem on top of the Stellar blockchain. Akoin co-founder and president Jon Karas said they chose to launch the project on Stellar due to sharing similar values. “Akoin selected Stellar’s distributed, hybrid blockchain due to a shared vision for creating global financial inclusion, […]

The 2019 Africa Blockchain Conference

President of Uganda Will Preside The 2019 Africa Blockchain Conference

Yoweri Museveni, the President of Uganda will take charge of the 2019 Africa Blockchain Conference. The theme is ‘Africa 4.0: Preparing Africa for the 4th Industrial Revolution’. It will line up from July 3rd to July 4th in Kampala. This Conference is different from The Blockchain Africa Conference 2019 that held in April. This conference […]

WISeKey Opens Blockchain Center of Excellence in Geneva

WISeKey Opens Blockchain Center of Excellence in Geneva

WISeKey, a Switzerland-based blockchain and cybersecurity company, has opened a Blockchain Center of Excellence in Geneva, to focus on Fintech domain. The center is intended to promote the research and development of blockchain. As per the company, the opening of the center is the result of its partnership with the Blockchain Research Institute, which also aims to come up with more centers in the US, China, India, and Africa.

Africa Deploys Blockchain Technology to Fight Corruption

Africa Deploys Blockchain Technology to Fight Corruption

The African government has announced its firm belief on blockchain to curb corruption and ghost workers in public sectors. The Tanzanian government has turned to blockchain technology to address such problems. Along with Tanzania, countries such as Uganda, South Africa, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Ghana and other African nations are also trying to adopt blockchain technology to fight against corruption issues.