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Two Nigerian regulatory bodies, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), have agreed to conduct research to regulate and govern the sector’s booming Bitcoin and crypto market.
Twitter boss Jack Dorsey and rapper Shawn Carter, also known as Jay-Z, are funding a Bitcoin trust.
IOHK, the company behind the Cardano blockchain, is in the final stages of securing a huge government contract in Africa.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) reminded financial service businesses that dealing with cryptocurrency is prohibited.
Crypto adoption has boomed in Africa in the past few years, attracting eyeballs and investments, and even celebrities joining in on the cause.
In its first step towards the futuristic Akon City, Akoin, the cryptocurrency business that is chaired by global artist Akon, can now be used to pay for goods and services in a west Kenyan city.
Akoin, the cryptocurrency developed by renowned popstar Akon to improve social opportunities and access for African entrepreneurs, has announced its premier listing on crypto exchange Bittrex Global, as per a release shared with CryptoSlate.
Akoin, the cryptocurrency and decentralized app ecosystem developed by popular music artist Akon, has partnered with Roll, a blockchain platform that enables creators to develop their own branded digital currency (called social money) unique to their online presence.
Akoin, the Stellar (XLM) based blockchain network and cryptocurrency developed by artist Akon, has partnered with healthcare solution provider Jeev to help improve access to healthcare to millions of people in Rwanda and the rest of Africa.
While financial markets face turmoil this year, it’s finally looking like a moment for cryptocurrencies — if recognition and partnerships are anything to go by.
Ghana’s Waya Money has seemingly teamed up with Ripple to bring instant cross-border settlements to millions of Africans in three countries if a recent update on the former’s site is considered.
Cardano (ADA), an ambitious blockchain project developed by IOHK, is looking to challenge the subscription industry with its Ouroboros protocol.
Akoin, the cryptocurrency project created by global music star Akon, has secured a deal to become the main currency of the $2 billion technology city in Western Kenya.
The Grammy-award winning artist and producer Akon is making significant strides to push forward the utility of his cryptocurrency project by securing a strategic partnership that aims to bring financial inclusion to the masses, starting with Africa.
Grammy-award winning artist and producer Akon is launching a crypto aimed at helping entrepreneurs and businesses within developing companies thrive, and has chosen to launch the utility token on the Stellar blockchain network.
Bill Pulte, the heir to the Detroit real estate giant PulteGroup, has set his sights on sending Bitcoin to those in need living in Africa.
With the benefits of ‘going cashless’ repeated endlessly in the media and Fintech circles there seems to be an assumption that just by making digital financial services available, cash automatically becomes obsolete.
Analysis of LocalBitcoins data shows that Bitcoin has exceptionally high rates of usage in countries with low economic freedom, supporting the argument that BTC is sound, unstoppable money.