You are reading Factsheet, our series of specific guides on experiencing and using technology platforms in Africa. Whether you are looking for knowledge on getting your African film on Netflix, raising a seed round or finishing an online design course, we are covering all that. — Bitcoin is money, a legitimate currency for transactions. There, […]
The BackEnd explores the product development process in African tech. We take you into the minds of those who conceived, designed and built the product; highlighting product uniqueness, user behaviour assumptions and challenges during the product cycle. — It changes value at an unsettling pace and threatens the existence of sovereign monetary authorities, so many […]
My Life In Tech is putting human faces to some of the innovative startups, investments and policy formations driving the technology sector across Africa. Owen Odia is keen to see how money evolves in the future. She is also keen about financial wealth creation and inclusion and as Country Manager (Nigeria) at Luno, she has merged […]
For the average 18 to 35-year-old Nigerian, the words “Bretton Woods” probably don’t mean much. However, every time they’re charged for ATM withdrawals or incur fees for international money transfers, these two words are a stark reminder that Nigeria’s financial system was not designed with them in mind. The current financial system that underpins the […]
Internet access has reportedly been shut down in parts of Cameroon
The incubation space is expected to drive innovation using the technology that drives Bitcoin. Potential applications include finance and cybersecurity, as blockchains tend to be tamper-proof and are therefore highly secure.