Category: West Africa

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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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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traditionally and widely known to be a late adopter of technological trends and as a continent, we tend to incorporate outdated and the ‘not-so-current’ technology into our infrastructure whereas other economies have moved on to much more refined and sophisticated products.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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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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ቢትኮይን በኢትዮጵያ : ቢትኮይን ለኢትዮጵያ አስፈላጊ ነው ??!! No Comments

ሰለ ቢትኮይን ማወቅ ከፈለጉ፣ እንዲሁም በዚህ አርአሥት መፃፍ ከፈለጉ፣  ወይም በአማርኛ የቢትኮይን ዜና ተርጉመው መፃፍ ከቻሉ፣  አባክዎ ኢሜል ላኩልን ። [email protected] እናመሰግናለን...


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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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The Role of Bitcoin and Internet in Ghana Export Business No Comments

Dream Bitcoin Foundation and Common Sense Ghana is proud to present to you 'Expo-Bit fair', a focused-group forum dedicated to highlighting how fiat money slows up export business in Ghana and the need to resolve it with bitcoin.   [caption id="attachment_22004" align="alignnone" width="300"] Participants at some of our events in the country[/caption] [caption id="attachment_22008" a...


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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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Bitcoin For A Service Economy No Comments

The service sector is one of the most rapidly growing sectors in various West African economies. In Ghana, the service sector has already overtaken the agricultural and manufacturing sectors as the biggest contributor to the nation's GDP. The financial services sector--which is a subsector of the services sector--is rapidly developing. An enormous portion of the financial services sector is mad...


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Reducing Unemployment and Encouraging Freelancing: the Bitcoin Way No Comments

Unemployment rates amongst the youth in sub-Saharan Africa tend to be high due to the increasing number of the youthful population on the continent. The African continent is said to have some 200 million youth (i.e. people that fall between the 15 to 24 age bracket). This number continues to grow due to the high birth and fertility rates on the continent. The root cause of the xenophobic attack...


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