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Elkrem

Egypt blockchain startup Elkrem closes $75k from ConsenSys Ventures

Elkrem, a Cairo-based blockchain startup has closed a $75,000 round. The investment came from Tachyon, an accelerator by Consensys Ventures. The investment follows Elkrem being admitted into Tachyon accelerator program, together with...
rimini

Italian football club Rimini becomes first to be purchased in cryptocurrency

Italian Serie C side Rimini FC became the first club in history acquired using cryptocurrency. The purchase was made using Quantocoin, a blockchain-based currency currently in its ICO stage. The exchange for the sale...
Blockchain

Blockchain experimentation highest in Kenya, Nigeria & South Africa – Report

As the globe gets much more connected, there is the need to improve processes and drive efficiency. In a recently released report, Liquid Telecom examined the opportunity that blockchain presents in improving transparency...
Binance Uganda

Binance is showing that it is committed to Uganda, starts hiring

When Binance - through its CEO, Changpeng Zhao, announced in May that they would be expanding to Uganda, few would take him seriously. It was easy to dismiss it for PR...
Bitland Uganda

Taking a look at Bitland, just a year after launching in Uganda

Bitland Uganda, a subsidiary of Bitland Global, launched in Uganda in June 2017. At that time, many in Uganda had little or no knowledge about Blockchain. But, thanks to the dramatic rise...
Bismart Insurance

GreenTec Capital announces investment in Kenya’s Bismart Insurance

GreenTec Capital Partners has announced its investment in Bismart, a Kenyan insurance aggregator. "GreenTec Capital is very pleased to announce its investment into Bismart Insurance from Kenya," read the statement. Although the...
Cryptocurrency

How different African governments have reacted to cryptocurrency

Zimbabwe, through its central bank, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, recently banned cryptocurrency trading. The bank issued a warning to all the financial institutions in Zimbabwe. Giving them only 60 days...
Changpeng Zhao (L) and the Binance Delegate being received by Kwame Rugunda (R) the head of the Blockchain Association Uganda

Chinese Crypto-billionaire founder of Binance visits Uganda

Changpeng Zhao, a Chinese crypto-billionaire has today concluded his visit to Uganda. The founder of Binance, a crypto exchange platform jetted into Uganda over the weekend. The purpose of his visit was...
Blockchain

Uganda to host one of the biggest blockchain conferences in Africa

The Blockchain Association of Uganda is organizing Africa Blockchain Conference slated to take place on May 23 and 24, 2018. According to Kwame Rugunda, the current head of the association, the...
bitpesa

BitPesa, an online payment platform, has expanded to Ghana

BitPesa, an online payment platform has officially announced its expansion to Ghana. This was through the company's blog. "We’re thrilled to announce that BitPesa is now live in Ghana," wrote BitPesa. Adding...