• E-Naira, Africa’s First Digital Currency, Launched in Nigeria.

    Africa’s largest economy, Nigeria has launched the continent’s first digital currency, the e-Naira issued and regulated by the Central Bank of Nigeria. Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy, has introduced the e-Naira, the continent’s first digital currency. They join a select group of countries around the world that have adopted the...
  • Cameroon’s Ejara raises $2M To Offer Crypto In Francophone Africa

    Cameroon Financial services platform Ejara has raised a seed round of $2 million led by Coinshares Ventures and Anthemis Group, the company said Thursday. Other investors include Mercy Corps Ventures, Lateral Capital, LoftyInc Capital Management and NetX Fund, and a group of angel investors including CEO of Ledger Pascal...
  • Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey Sells First-Ever Tweet As Non-Fungible Token

    Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey sold the first-ever published tweet as an NFT, a digital collector’s item of sorts. The final bid was $2.9 million. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has sold the first-ever tweet that he published in 2006 as a non-fungible token or NFT, for over $2.9 million. An...
  • Disruptive technology

    Feature: The Impact of Disruptive Technological Innovation on the African Continent

    Africa can be thought of as having a blank canvas. It is not marred by legacy systems which inhibit the adoption of new technologies. This invariably necessitates the creation of a robust infrastructure across Africa to allow for the construction and development of telecommunications systems, mobile payment systems, and...
  • BenBen

    Blockchain Powered Land Registry in Ghana with BenBen

    A Ghanaian blockchain startup; BenBen is building a land registry in Ghana to help lock in property rights for citizens and would-be realtors. Background BenBen’s founders, Daniel Bloch and Emmanuel Noah were early true believers in Bitcoin and blockchain technology. Both worked at Bitbox, the second Bitcoin exchange in...