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I have seen these words written on the front door of virtually every business and shops I interact with in my daily life. In front of banks, grocery stores, barbering shops, boutiques and almost all physically standing retail structures with night clubs and bars being the only exception which are mostly open till late. I see this sign much to my chagrin especially when I need a product or a servic...


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Why one of the best bitcoin startups is running into trouble and what Kenyan bitcoin startups can learn from it No Comments

BitPay, One of the best funded bitcoin startups based in Atlanta is running into trouble as it has scaled down its operation a big deal. According to the latest updates which have been gathered by coin desk, the company has cut down on about twenty positions and this coincidentally happened a day after the offer for free and unlimited for new merchants ended. People even rumored maybe it experi...


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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...


Confessions of a Bitcoin Skeptic No Comments

I first read about Bitcoin on one of my regular forays into the Web to read tech and business news. I initially saw a couple of articles on the Bitcoin phenomenon on Forbes. The whole lingo of the article was a bit complicated for me--there were words such as "crypto," "blockchain" and talk of how banks could be made obsolete.   I shrugged and moved on to other articles, thinking th...


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