Category: East Africa

adoptbitcoin

How Africans can use Bitcoin to Change the Late-adopter Mind-set No Comments

The continent of Africa is traditionally and widely known to be a late adopter of technological trends and as a continent, we tend to incorporate outdated and the ‘not-so-current’ technology into our infrastructure whereas other economies have moved on to much more refined and sophisticated products. Some have argued that Africa is a late adopter because there seem to be a dearth of technology...


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Five thorny issues Bitcoin will address No Comments

During independence, the founding president of Kenya said that there are three things to be fought: Ignorance, diseases and poverty. However, with time, there are numerous problems that have bedeviled the country. Successive governments have paid lip service when it comes to addressing these problems. This has made them spiral into a mesh that requires something out of the box to tackle. Bitcoin m...


iceaddisnew

A game changing Tech hub in Ethiopia No Comments

Among the 96 million Just over 25 million people have mobile phones while only 2% of Ethiopians have access to the internet, according to 2014 statistics. This is partly due to the country’s vast geography, limited infrastructure and lack of electricity in remote areas. Mobile money, which has been a success in neighboring countries, like Kenya and Somalia is just starting in Ethiopia with many ...


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Hardware Wallets No Comments

There are many kinds of wallets that can be used to store bitcoins. The common ones are paper wallets and web based wallets. They are all very different and have their own fall backs but one common thing with both of them is that the user has no freedom of storing their own key. This exposes the user’s accounts to risks and the chances of getting hacked increases. However due to the fact that bi...



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WHY THE BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY IS BEST IN COMBATING INTERNET CRIME IN AFRICA No Comments

Internet crime has become one of the most threatening forms of atrocities globally. Africa has been largely affected as the rate of this organized crimes increases by the day. Consequently, the economy of the continent at large has been greatly crippled. With this in play, the levels of poverty continue to optimize and the hope of a better and developed Africa is barely visible. Much as the glo...


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NEW TEAM POISED TO DEEPEN PENETRATION OF NEWSBTC IN AFRICA No Comments

The newsbtc Africa team unveiled its new structure in its General meeting on 28th August 2015. The African team, which initially operated on a West, East and South African basis has now unified as one family of bitcoin enthusiasts. A franchise agreement was signed taking all regions as one team. The Executive Director, Sam Yohannes is confident that this move will go a long way in fulfilling the O...


Ethiopia on the horizon of Obama’s visit No Comments

[caption id="attachment_21811" align="alignnone" width="300"] Ethiopian Prime Minister visit to U.S.A[/caption] Dawn And as the sun breaks through the piercing chill of night on the plain outside Korem it lights up a biblical famine, now, in the 20th century. This place, say workers here, is the closest thing to hell on earth." That television news report by the BBC's Michael Buerk in 1984 fra...


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