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Sierra Leone Fashion Company Brings Bitcoin to West Africa - CoinDesk

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Sierra Leone Fashion Company Brings Bitcoin to West Africa CoinDesk In Freetown, Sierra Leone, an ethical fashion accessories company called Bureh is taking the first step in creating a bitcoin economy for sub-Saharan Africa by accepting bitcoin...
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Deep Politics Monitor: Phone-to-phone payments already bringing massive changes to Kenya

Deep Politics Monitor: Phone-to-phone payments already bringing massive changes to Kenya | money money money | Scoop.it


Try to imagine what your life would be like if you had no bank account, no credit or debit cards, and no cash, and on top of that, you lived in a country where poverty, crime, and corruption were rampant. I’ve never been there, but by many reports Kenya is just such a place. How do people cope?


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Ten Days in Kenya With No Cash, Only a Phone - Businessweek

Ten Days in Kenya With No Cash, Only a Phone - Businessweek | money money money | Scoop.it

It’s often the first thing a visitor to a foreign country hears, an offer of services before he’s found his feet. It always feels like an invitation to get ripped off, and it frequently is. There’s almost no helping it.

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A Kenyan startup is promoting the use of bitcoin in money transfers to Africa - Digits - WSJ

A Kenyan startup is promoting the use of bitcoin in money transfers to Africa - Digits - WSJ | money money money | Scoop.it
BitPesa intends to showcase the potential of bitcoin as a currency-transfer medium for the developing world.
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Bitcoin in Botswana - Bitcoin Magazine

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Africa is often touted as the region most likely to benefit from Bitcoin. However, for the most part, the technology has yet to take off in any meaningful way.

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Botswana Children's Charity Launches Bitcoin Appeal - CoinDesk

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Prominent African bitcoin campaigner Alakanani Itireleng is turning her attention to charity, appealing for bitcoin donations to Botswana’s SOS Children’s Villages.

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How bitcoin is moving money in Africa - USA TODAY

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It's OK to admit that you still don't know what bitcoin is — but you may now officially be behind the curve. Because all of Africa could soon be getting onboard.

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What are the opportunities and potential for Bitcoin in Africa?

What are the opportunities and potential for Bitcoin in Africa? | money money money | Scoop.it
Alec Korba's answer: Africa is well positioned to capture the power of Bitcoin and there are dozens if not hundreds of industries that will be impacted by digital currency.
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Guest Post: Duncan Arthur on the Year of the Bitcoin

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Bitcoin hobbyist Duncan Arthur looks back on the development of Bitcoin over a year that has seen its value skyrocket and the launch of its first ATMs, discussing its relevance to Africa and looking at the future of the borderless digital currency.
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Banking’s new playground — Medium

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The difference between those with access to formal banking in high-income, developed economies versus developing economies is stark.
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Kenya slum embraces alternative currency - Al Jazeera America (blog)

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Eight years ago, Will Ruddick was doing graduate work in high energy physics at the University of Colorado-Boulder. In May, he was sleeping on the floor of a jail cell outside Mombasa, Kenya, with human feces everywhere and clouds of mosquitos overhead. Police had accused Ruddick of masterminding a radical secessionist terror plot.  

 
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Cedi Is The Only Currency For Local Business - BoG | Business News | Peacefmonline.com

Cedi Is The Only Currency For Local Business - BoG | Business News | Peacefmonline.com | money money money | Scoop.it
It is illegal for anyone or entity to transact business in Ghana with any currency apart from the Ghana cedi, the Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr Henry Kofi Wampah, has affirmed.
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Bitcoin and Africa: An Interview with the Virtual Doctor Project -

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An interview with the Virtual Doctor Project and an look into Bitcoin in Africa.
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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation