Africa Market

Meta’s WhatsApp will allow crypto payments through Novi wallet in U.S.

A 3D printed WhatsApp logo and keyboard buttons are placed on a computer motherboard in this illustration taken January 21, 2021.

Number of Africa-Based Users on Kucoin Platform Surge by 200% in First 10 Months of 2021

Despite largely lagging behind the rest of the world on many other metrics, Africa however appears to have taken the lead where...

Taproot, Bitcoin’s Long-Anticipated Upgrade, Has Activated

Taproot gives developers an expanded toolbox to work with as they continue to ideate, iterate and build on Bitcoin.
November 15, 2021
265

MMA Entertainment Firm UFC to Launch Exclusive NFT Series With Crypto.com

On Tuesday, the digital asset exchange Crypto.com announced the launch of the first official Ultimate Fighting Championship (UF...

Ghana Wants to Make Its CBDC Available for Use Offline: Report

The country’s digital currency, the e-cedi, would work via the use of smart cards, according to an official at the Bank of Ghana.
October 19, 2021
288

Nigeria’s eNaira Website Goes Live Ahead of Scheduled October Rollout

The central bank digital currency will be accompanied by a CBN-sanctioned wallet that a user can link to their bank account.
September 28, 2021
286

KuCoin Registers Record 2M New Users in Second Quarter

African crypto markets hit a “major” developmental point, with trading volumes climbing 20-fold, the exchange said.
August 30, 2021
274

Nigerian Foreign Exchange Crisis: Central Bank Issues Warning to Microfinance Banks

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has threatened punitive sanctions against microfinance banks that violate the conditions of t...
August 25, 2021
379

The Bank of Ghana will September this year pilot the digital Cedi, First Deputy Governor, Dr Maxwell Opoku Afare has hinted.

This, he said forms part of the BoG’s agenda of creating cash-lite society. In an era of cryptocurrencies, he said the introdu...
July 12, 2021
311