Joshua Miltz explains how BitFund works

Investing in cryptocurrencies is not for the faint-hearted. This is especially true when you look at how well the top 20 or so cryptocurrencies performed in 2017 compared to how they are performing so far in 2018. Having said that, a newly launched diversified cryptocurrencies investment platform in South Africa,…

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Diversity as the central axis in research

The percentage of female researchers in Latin America is among the highest in the world. It has reached 44 per cent, compared with the global average of 28 per cent. However, a gender gap persists, standing in the way of women scientists having the same opportunities and recognition as their…

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Investing in Afrikan startups that drive financial inclusion

During May 2018, Lidya, a Nigerian startup which has developed a digital financial services platform focused on improving access to credit for small businesses in Afrika, announced that it had concluded a Series A fund raising round totalling $6,9 million. The Series A funding round which is among the…

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Luno's Timothy Stranex on building a cryptocurrencies exchange

Cryptocurrencies, and especially Bitcoin, have gotten a lot of bad publicity and reputation over the years. This has come as a result of them being used by some for nefarious reasons and in other cases, because their price volatility has seen many lose their money "investing" in them. Nonetheless, in…

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Catalysing investment in innovation, R&D in Afrika

Tom Kariuki is the director of the Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA), an initiative launched in 2015 by the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) and the New Partnership for African Development (NEPAD) Agency, which aims to help drive Africa's research agenda and build scientific capacity across…

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