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Bitland Nominated For Netexplo 2016 World Innovation Award No Comments

Paris, France - January 26, 2016 - Bitland has been named as one of the 10 most promising global innovations by Netexplo. Bitland is an educational initiative based in Ghana that looks to help settle land disputes and fight corruption in development deals using blockchain technology. The team has found twenty-eight communities across Ghana that have agreed to participate in the pilot project...


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The African Bitcoin Startup Ecosystem-The Need for Greater Cooperation No Comments

The knowledge and increased usage in bitcoin and block chain technology on the African continent can only lead to the creation of more businesses surrounding this key cryptocurrency which has properties of technology, commodity and currency. It is therefore little surprise that Africans on the continent and in the diaspora are building startups around bitcoin that will solve the many challenges ...


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African bitcoin startups to follow in 2016 1 Comment

Back in September, I visited Tanzania and spent some time with the bitcoin community in that country: enthusiasts, startups and merchants. Having spent a considerable amount of time in this Eastern African country, I was awed by the potential of this market and the African continent in general. It is a big market. This is interesting because of all the growth we have seen in Africa in the last...


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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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WILL GHANA BE THE CATALYST FOR BITCOIN REVOLUTION IN AFRICA? No Comments

Bitcoin is flying everywhere in Europe and America but not so in Africa. Fortunately, it is gathering momentum here in Ghana, and Ghanaians are likely to be the number one “Bitcoin-Nation” in Africa because there are brilliant advocates, though they are few, who are trying their best to ensure that Bitcoin becomes a reliable medium of exchange as far as market is concerned. The cheetahs of Gha...


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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...


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