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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Promotes Bitcoin in Kenya

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Promotes Bitcoin in Kenya | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has funded Ghana based blockchain startup Bitsoko in a startup competition called Gran Challenges Explorations, which focused on promoting wide spread acceptance of mobile money by small merchants.
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10 Lessons from Kenya's Remarkable Cooperatives

10 Lessons from Kenya's Remarkable Cooperatives | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

For many people concerned about inequality in the United States, cooperatives represent a beacon of hope. By replacing big banks with credit unions, and precarious workplaces with worker-owned ones, we might someday do away with the worst ravages of capitalism. Much of the current generation of cooperative experimentation, however, has been more "small is beautiful" than "too big to fail." What would it take to make cooperatives truly transformative?

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Kenya: Universities Can Help Build Unnovative Cities

Kenya: Universities Can Help Build Unnovative Cities | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
That our kind has entered the Urban Age is unequivocal. In 2008 we became Homo urbanus. About 54 per cent of our kind - circa 3.95 billion people - now live in cities of various sizes. By 2030, about five billion people will live in cities.

Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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'Fab Lab' Igniting A Revolution In Kenya • Africanglobe.net

'Fab Lab' Igniting A Revolution In Kenya • Africanglobe.net | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
"Fab Lab" as it's called is a small-scale workshop offering digital fabrication at the University of Nairobi. It is part of the international.
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Toting panels on donkeys, Maasai women lead a solar revolution

Toting panels on donkeys, Maasai women lead a solar revolution | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
"For us, the impact of solar technology is unparalleled," said one of the women trained as a solar installer
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Interviewed: The Leaders of Kenya's College for Cooperatives

Interviewed: The Leaders of Kenya's College for Cooperatives | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Established in 1952, The Co-operative University College of Kenya trains students to lead the country's many cooperatives. (Nathan Schneider) The Co-operative University College of Kenya (CUCK), on the outskirts of Nairobi, looks like any other college. Students walk along its manicured paths and drab hallways with their books and phones—alone, absorbed in thought, or in groups, gabbing with each other. Visiting, I felt like I'd been on campuses like this a million times. But I had never been to
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Hacking the Monetary System for the Common Good | Grassroots Economic Organizing

Hacking the Monetary System for the Common Good | Grassroots Economic Organizing | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

If you've been following recent headlines about alternative currencies, you probably find them ... villainous. Last month, a Manhattan jury found Ross Ulbricht, otherwise known by the pseudonym “Dread Pirate Roberts,” guilty on seven counts, including narcotics distribution, identity fraud, and money laundering. Ulbricht also faces charges in Maryland regarding murder for hire.

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'Fab Lab' Igniting Revolution in Kenya - YouTube

The University of Nairobi’s Science and Technology Park is banking on 3-D prototyping to spark a manufacturing revolution in the country. Lenny Ruvaga has mo... (See how @FabLab students in Nairobi are #3Dprinting medical devices for infants.
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Phone-to-phone payments already bringing massive changes to Kenya

Phone-to-phone payments already bringing massive changes to Kenya | Peer2Politics | 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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