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ugandabit

My journey with Bitcoin: Our Ugandan Journalist No Comments

  I got to know about Bitcoin at the beginning of last year 2014 through a friend and course mate Ronald Nsubuga who through some guys from USA made a documentary for Bitcoin in March 2015. I gained interest immediatelywhen he explained what Bitcoin was all about. I did more research on internet and the rate at which it was spreading across all countries of the world was like a wild fire from ...


remittance

Remittances and Africa: Money Transfer Agents shouldn’t Steal From Us! No Comments

The African continent is steadily growing in its usage of bitcoins. More countries across the continent are progressively adopting the usage of these crypto-currencies .As usual, there are those countries within the continent that lead when it comes to the adoption of this technology. Some of these countries are Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria. There are a number of startups in these countries t...


ghanatelecom

How Bitcoin is Innovating Where Telecom Giants Could Not 3 Comments

In Africa, mobile telecom providers are ahead of the curb when it comes to ways of spending and disseminating money—especially in lower middle and semi-developed countries such as Kenya, Nigeria, Ivory Coast etc. An example, is Ghana, where out of the six major telecom operators, four of them provide services that allow subscribers to carry out savings/banking or money transfer transactions on t...


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Bitcoin can really change our lives No Comments

I want to talk about how bitcoin helped change my life, my organization, my country, Sierra Leone, as well as the grassroots efforts bitcoin was used to support during the Ebola crisis. Our first funding was sent through Western Union, but it is challenging, very slow, and at a 10% fee. Bitcoin on the other hand is decentralized, online money, that is not back by government or banks, that arrives ...


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What Blockchain can teach Legislators about Transparency? No Comments

What does the block chain and Freedom of Information (FOI) laws have in common? Transparency and accountability is the answer. According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), only 11 out of the 54 African countries have passed the Freedom of Information bill into law. These African countries include Angola, Ethiopia, Guinea, Liberia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwan...


betterway

WHY THE BITCOIN WAY IS THE BETTER WAY IN AFRICA No Comments

As the bitcoin craze continues to engulf everyone globally the quest for Africans to join in this wonderful hullaballoo increases by the day. More people are embracing the digital currency and enjoying the benefits accrued by using it. With bitcoin one is safe from the heavy transaction fees that are usually imposed on sending money across borders. Bitcoin has a standard rate of US$ 0.0005 char...


bitunit

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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