Startups could be driver of blockchain-based innovation

Afrikan communities have always come up with inventive solutions to local problems. Take Somalia as an example. The country is said to have one of the largest diaspora populations in the world. It has few commercial banks and relations with international creditors remain fro­zen due to debts incurred in…

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Chankura wants to become the largest cryptocurrencies exchange in Afrika

Chankura, which is a kasi (South African township) slang word for money, has ambitions of becoming one of Afrika's leading cryptocurrencies exchanges. Founded by Thabang Mashiloane, the cryptocurrencies exchange states that it allows for the trading of over 40 cryptocurrencies on its exchange including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Monero, Zcash, Litecoin,…

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Cryptocurrencies and their revolutionary architecture

Investment experts have often sceptically dismissed cryptocurrencies as excessively volatile. Technologists have described them as revolutionary. Who is correct? Will cryptocurrencies become a mainstream asset class? First of all, investors shouldn’t fall into the trap of confusing cryptocurrencies with the technologies that make them possible. Blockchain, the technological architecture…

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