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Data costs are preventing African consumers from taking full advantage of the crypto economy

Cryptocurrencies offer a financial lifeline to people excluded from the formal financial economy and to those living in oppressive political or economic regimes...

By Bronwyn Williams 20 Jun 2019

Global cryptocurrency regulation standards expected in June

During a speech at Consenus 2019, Sigal Mandelker, the US Treasury's Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, reiterated the projection that the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) will adopt international standards for cryptocurrency-based services in June 2019...

By Christopher Murrer and Dean Joffe 14 Jun 2019

5 ways Africa's payments industry is evolving

Africa is still home to a large unbanked population. Eighty percent of adults in sub-Saharan Africa don't use any formal or informal banking facilities, and only 5% of adults have a credit card...

By Vaughan Alexander 12 Jun 2019

#AfricaMonth: Grey Jabesi on nurturing creativity and innovation in Africa

We chat with Grey Jabesi, an entrepreneur, Blockchain enthusiast, cryptocurrency evangelist, analyst, and investor based in Africa....

By Evan-Lee Courie 20 May 2019

Three trends reshaping blockchain as we know it

What's hot in blockchain technology right now? It's a question I get asked a lot. And people often think I'm being snarky when I tell them my answer can change practically every day...

By Riccardo Spagni 13 May 2019

Africa's big 5 keys to financial transformation, inclusion

With mobile money continuing to dominate the continent's commerce growth, opening doors to business to everyone from a rural farmer to an entrepreneur, and cross-border seeing inter-country transactions on the rise, the continent is making a play to be the world's biggest e-commerce opportunity...

9 May 2019

Can AI be trusted to make investment decisions?

We can't ignore the impact of AI (artificial intelligence) on investments any longer. AI is here to stay, and brings with it a whole new way of doing business. The World Economic Forum 2019 was dominated by AI, and our industry has not been left unaffected...

By Leigh Köhler 7 May 2019

#AfricaMonth: Fintech driving African economies across traditional sectors

African economic growth has in general been driven by public infrastructure investment and the expansion of services to a largely underserviced population. However, fintech is increasingly receiving attention from both private and public sector...

3 May 2019

Policy and the potential of mobile money for financial inclusion

Mobile money has changed the face of financial services forever. It has driven significantly greater financial inclusion in emerging markets around the world, positively impacting whole communities and economies...

By Akinwale Goodluck 29 Mar 2019

Africa's guide to sustainable development goals

Africa must digitise its economies, broaden its tax base, prevent further deterioration of fiscal and debt positions, and aim for double-digit growth to achieve the UN 2030 global goals (SDGs), and the AU Agenda 2063...

25 Mar 2019

Interoperability and financial inclusion in Africa

There is still $400m unbanked in Africa, and the goal is to work with the private and financial sector to connect the poor with adequate financial systems...

By Nicci Botha 20 Mar 2019

#SeamlessSA: Strategic partnerships key to seamless payment ecosystem

Strategic partnerships between payment services are crucial in ensuring that the payment ecosystem is seamless...

By Maroefah Smith 15 Mar 2019

Safaricom customers to use M-Pesa for Ali Express Purchases

Alibaba's Ali Express customers in Kenya can now pay for goods using M-Pesa following a partnership deal with Safaricom and Ant Financial, the world's largest fintech service provider...

13 Mar 2019

Mobile wallets still have a way to go

Mobile wallets just haven't lived up to expectations...

6 Mar 2019

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