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How to Leverage FinTech Opportunities in Africa
Insights from Paxful on FinTech opportunities in Africa!

Africa Crypto Adoption Sparks Regulation Concerns
The accelerated growth of blockchain technology in Africa recently has raised concerns over the possible implementation of knee-jerk regulation.

South Africa Pioneers Blockchain-Enabled Property Register Pilot Project
The Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa (CAHF) has teamed up with Seso Global, a blockchain property registry company, to develop the first-ever blockchain-powered property register in South Africa.

BLOCKCHAIN AFRICA CONFERENCE INVITES INDUSTRY TRAILBLAZERS
Place your brand at the epicentre of African blockchain technology and AI by showcasing your brand through speaking, sponsoring and exhibiting opportunities at the Blockchain Africa Conference 2020. We attract 600+ key stakeholders and media across the African and global blockchain ecosystem, creating the ideal opportunity to communicate your brand, products and services.

Making a Difference in Africa: Paxful Unveils Bitcoin Donation Fund to Overcome Coronavirus Pandemic
Paxful aims to provide support in Africa to address the coronavirus outbreak.

Bitcoin Access in East Africa Boosted by Paxful
Paxful a Bitcoin peer-to-peer platform seeks to propel Bitcoin Access in East Africa by educating the populace about Bitcoin and peer-to-peer financing.

Cryptocurrency Giving People in Africa the Power Against Rising Inflation
Despite being a driving force behind several innovations across the globe, cryptocurrency continues to make its mark in Africa. Based on recent breaking news, let’s see how cryptocurrency gives Africans a hedge against inflation.

United Africa Blockchain Association Cries Foul of FNB’s Crypto Termination
The United Africa Blockchain Association (UABA) has lamented the decision by First National Bank (FNB) to terminate its banking services to crypto exchanges, as well as intermediaries trading in cryptocurrencies.

Combating Deforestation with Blockchain in Africa: Everything You Need to Know
Have you ever thought of how blockchain can fight deforestation? Surprisingly, this application works. MIPAD startup demonstrates how blockchain is useful in tackling the deforestation crisis in Africa.

Exclusive: Bitcoin - The Killer App in Africa and Latin America?
We are glad to have an in-depth interview with Ray, CEO of Paxful on Paxful’s strategies into Africa and Latin America. He also explained the biggest challenge in driving Bitcoin adoption: how to deal with scammers!

The Blockchain Africa Conference 2020 is Moving Beyond the Hype
Africa's leading Blockchain conference will bring together hundreds of attendees from around the globe to discuss the future and convergence of blockchain technology and AI and how these technologies are addressing urgent challenges in Africa.

Bitcoin Adoption in Africa Sees Massive Surge as P2P Volumes Hit All-Time Highs
Crypto analyst Kevin Rooke has revealed that Bitcoin is having a field day as peer to peer (P2P) volumes are hitting all-time highs (ATHs) as a 2.5-fold surge has been experienced since March. Some of the African nations leading the pack include Kenya, South Africa, Nigeria, and Ghana, as the Bitcoin being traded weekly has exceeded $1 million.

South African Reserve Bank to Strictly Regulate Cryptocurrency in 2020
The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) is planning on introducing new regulations on cryptocurrency, which according to Kuben Naidoo, SARB deputy governor, will be fully implemented and enforced in the first quarter of 2020 and it brings to an end a deliberation that started since 2014.

Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrency Trading Now Declared Illegal in Burundi
Burundi has banned Bitcoin and every other form of digital trading from its soil because it can no longer offer protection to persons with problems related to it.

Multi-Grammy Winning Singer Akon Planned to Launch Akoin on Stella Network
More updates on Akoincity as Akon’s cryptocurrency project will be available on a newly release whitepaper. Akoin will be launched on Stella Lumens (XLM). Will this trigger massive cryptocurrency adoption in Africa?

Mina Stones to Propel Ethical Mining in Africa via Credits Blockchain
Mina Stones, a pioneer of Handcrafted African Fine Jewelry, seeks to avert the unethical mining problem in Africa by using Credits blockchain to alter the present gemstones supply chain.

Blockchain Adoption Wins Center Stage in Africa
Blockchain technology is continuously reigning supreme across the globe based on the distributed ledger network it avails, making transparency, immutability, and traceability inevitable.

Google Web Searches for Bitcoin Hit a Historic Low with Nigeria Still Leading
The Global web search data from Google Trends indicate that there has been a decline in recent times as it has recorded an all-time low since October 2018. Even in the midst of the activities going on in the global scene we see that some African countries have been leading with Nigeria recorded as the country with the highest level of Bitcoin searches, followed by South Africa and Ghana respectively.

7 Steps in Luno: How to Convert Your USD to Nigerian Naira Using Bitcoin
This newly found interest also explains the recent increase in the number of exchange platforms that have been springing up to meet this growing demand for liquidity within this space. Some platforms where Nigerians can receive funds in dollars or Bitcoin and convert to Naira has been seen as a way out of the too many constraints fiat presents.

Why is Nigeria Africa’s Biggest Crypto Hotspot Even Though it Doesn't Even Have a Bitcoin ATM?
Nigeria is the biggest crypto market in Africa, but based on official records it does not have a functional Bitcoin ATM. WeeTracker reported on Jan 27 that this trend is noted in Nigeria despite it backing the first stablecoin project in the continent using its currency the Naira.

Bitcoin in Africa: Cryptocurrency and P2P Bitcoin Trade Surge Across the African Continent
Cryptocurrency adoption and peer-to-peer Bitcoin transactions are on the rise across the African continent. There have been significant advances across Africa for crypto adoption in terms of regulation, trade volume and reported cryptocurrency ownership.

Akon’s Plans for a Futuristic Crypto City in Senegal Progresses with a $6B Construction Contract
American-Senegalese music icon Akon announced plans to build a cryptocurrency city that would revolutionize the developing economic landscape in Africa.

Nigeria Eyes New Regulatory Framework to Boost Crypto and Blockchain Adoption
Nigeria’s Ministry of Finance is collaborating with the nation’s capital market watchdog, to provide a new regulatory environment for the blockchain and crypto space.

Kenya’s Bitcoin Trading Volumes Hit $45.95 Million in 2020, Second Highest in Africa
Kenya’s Bitcoin (BTC) trading volumes skyrocketed by 472 percent in 2020 to stand at $45.95 million (Ksh 5.1 billion).

BitMEX Invests in South Africa’s Largest Bitcoin Exchange
In a bold financial move, the parent company of BitMEX cryptocurrency exchange has decided to invest in a South Africa’s biggest Bitcoin exchange, VALR.

Cardano Working With SA Blockchain Alliance to Free African Enterprise from Politically Entrenched Legacy Banking Systems
The Cardano Foundation has partnered with the South African National Blockchain Alliance (SANBA) in a bid to expand blockchain adoption and bring financial inclusion to the country of 59 million.