Total 17 Posts

Startups could be driver of blockchain-based innovation

Afrikan communities have always come up with inventive solutions to local problems. Take Somalia as an example. The country is said to have one of the largest diaspora populations in the world. It has few commercial banks and relations with international creditors remain froΒ­zen due to debts incurred in

Akon, Tumelo Ramaphosa and more set to speak at the Unlocking Blockchain Africa conference

Akon, Tumelo Ramaphosa, and Ran Neu-Ner, are some of the speakers that have been lined up for the inaugural "Unlocking Blockchain Africa Conference" set to take place on 25 August 2018. The conference, which is going to take place at the Sandton Convention Center in Johannesburg, South Africa,

South African founded cryptocurrencies exchange reaches significant milestone

Luno, a FinTech startup and cryptocurrencies exchange founded in South Africa with a global footprint, has announced that it has reached the milestone of having 2 million customers. This is more impressive when you consider that in a iAfrikan interview with Luno's Timothy Stranex in May 2018, the startup only

Chankura wants to become the largest cryptocurrencies exchange in Afrika

Chankura, which is a kasi (South African township) slang word for money, has ambitions of becoming one of Afrika's leading cryptocurrencies exchanges. Founded by Thabang Mashiloane, the cryptocurrencies exchange states that it allows for the trading of over 40 cryptocurrencies on its exchange including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Monero, Zcash, Litecoin,

Cryptocurrencies and their revolutionary architecture

Investment experts have often sceptically dismissed cryptocurrencies as excessively volatile. Technologists have described them as revolutionary. Who is correct? Will cryptocurrencies become a mainstream asset class? First of all, investors shouldn’t fall into the trap of confusing cryptocurrencies with the technologies that make them possible. Blockchain, the technological architecture

Natalie Napier discusses South Africa's draft tax legislation on cryptocurrencies

Africa has seen policymakers in recent years pronouncing that Bitcoin, and by extension cryptocurrencies, are not legal in their respective countries. Countries such as Zimbabwe, in 2018, have gone as far as having their central bank not only issue a statement that cryptocurrencies are banned, but also seize operations of

Blockchain tokens explained

People are just becoming acquainted with the idea of digital money in the form of cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, where transactions are recorded on a secure distributed database called a blockchain. And now along comes a new concept: the blockchain-based token, which I’ve been following as a blockchain researcher and