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MILESTONE | Luno Becomes the First Dedicated Crypto Service to Receive the South African Financial Services Provider License

MILESTONE | Luno Becomes the First Dedicated Crypto Service to…

Luno, one of South Africa’s leading providers of crypto services, has received official authorization from the Financial Services Conduct Authority (FSCA) to operate as a financial services…

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EXPLAINER | A Look At the World's Largest Bitcoin ETF
STRIKE - BitKE
ANNOUNCING | Strike Announces Initial Entrance into 7 African Markets for Bitcoin and USDT On and Off-Ramping to Local Currency
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PIVOT | South Africa's Bitcoin-Powered Energy Fintech, Sun Exchange, Pivots from Crowdsourcing Model to Institutional Funding of Solar Projects
Inscriptions Marketplace by Binance
INTRODUCING | Binance Launches a One-Stop Solution for Inscribing and Trading BRC-20 Inscription Tokens
Gridless OS
BITCOIN | How Gridless Manages Bitcoin Mining in Africa via its Own Software
Lightning Network
REPORT | Only Slightly Over 6% of Centralized Crypto Exchanges Integrated the Lightning Network in 2023
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BITCOIN | Standard Chartered Predicts Bitcoin to Reach $200,000 by 2025, Thanks to ETFs
Introducing Trezor Academy
INTRODUCING | 'Bitcoin Adoption is More Relevant in Africa Than Any Other Continent,' Says CEO, Trezor, at Launch of the Africa Trezor Academy

OPPORTUNITIES

LIST | 4 Potential Jobs in the Crypto and Blockchain Industry
The growth of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology has led to a huge number of jobs that are available,...
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS | [DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 29 2024] Ghana Startups Invited to Apply for UNICEF Startup Lab Accelerator
The UNICEF StartUp Lab, inaugurated in 2019, is a six-month accelerator program tailored for impactful...
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS | Kenyan Internet Infrastructure Developers Invited to Apply for ICANN Global Grant Program
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has launched a global Grant Programme...
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS | Early Stage African Startup Founders Invited to Apply to 8-Week Inaugural Accelerate Africa Program
Early-stage startup entrepreneurs across the continent are invited to submit their applications for the...
USE CASES | From Ride-Sharing to Sharing WiFi Hotspots - A look At Decentralized Physical Infrastructure Networks in Africa
DePIN, an abbreviation for ‘decentralized physical infrastructure networks,’ is gaining traction...
EXPLAINER | The Most Anticipated Cryptocurrency Event of 2024, The Bitcoin Halving, Explained
Every four years, the amount of Bitcoin rewarded to cryptocurrency miners is halved in a process aptly...
EXPLAINER | The Ethereum Dencun Upgrade, the Latest Effort to Enhance Scalability
Ethereum, the prominent proof-of-stake blockchain, is undergoing a significant upgrade known as ‘Dencun,’...
REALITY CHECK | How FATF Grey Listing Affects a Country's Financial and Economic Environment
In February 2024, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) added Kenya and Namibia to its global list of...
EXPLAINER | A Look At the World's Largest Bitcoin ETF
The approval of spot Bitcoin ETFs by the SEC marked a significant milestone, introducing a more accessible...
HOW TO | How To Transfer Money From Bank Account To Orange Money In Botswana
The Orange Money Card2wallet service enables registered Orange customers to transfer money from their...

REPORTS

CB Insights Q1 2024 - BitKE
REPORT | Funding for Fintech Startups Across the World Declined 16% in Q1 2024
Funding for fintech startups experienced a 16% decline compared to the previous quarter despite overall...
MENA
NORTH AFRICA | Egypt Was One of the Leading Investment Destinations in MENA in March 2024
In March 2024, startups in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region secured $254 million through...
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REPORT | Over $300 Million Lost to Scams and Hacks in Q1 2024 - 100% on DeFi and 51% on Ethereum
The cryptocurrency industry has incurred losses of $336.3 million due to hacks and scams during the first...
MTN South Africa Shop - BitKE
MOBILE MONEY | MTN Mobile Money Records 32% Rise in Transactions for 2023
MTN Group Ltd. is actively pursuing a new round of investments in its fintech business which experienced...
Solana vs Ethereum - BitKE
MILESTONE | Solana Surpasses Ethereum in Weekly Stablecoin Transfer Volume
Solana has surpassed Ethereum to claim the top position in weekly stablecoin transfer volume, making...
Dead Projects - 2024 Report - BitKE
REPORT | The Average LifeSpan of Crypto Projects is 3 Years
Since its inception, the cryptocurrency market has witnessed a considerable number of projects that failed....
Solana Dominates - BitKE
REPORT | Solana is the Leading Blockchain Ecosystem of 2024 So Far, Says CoinGecko
According to CoinGecko Research, the Solana network has emerged as the leading blockchain ecosystem of...
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REPORT | Chinese Bitcoin Miners Shift Focus to Ethiopia After 2021 Beijing Ban
After Beijing’s abrupt crypto ban in 2021, Chinese Bitcoin miners were forced out of their homeland....
2024 Halving - BitKE
REPORT | Bitcoin Evolving to Something Even More Significant Ahead of 2024 Halving, Says GrayScale
In a new analysis, crypto asset management firm, GrayScale, says that Bitcoin’s technical fundamentals...
WorldCoin Scanning in Kenya
REPORT | WorldCoin's Orbs Contain No Vulnerabilities, Says New Audit Report
WorldCoin’s ORB technology adheres to rigorous privacy protocols, especially concerning the processing...
Crypto Inflows in Investment Products
MILESTONE | Crypto Funds Exceed 2021 Total Inflows in Less Than 3 Months of 2024
According to CoinShares, cryptocurrency funds managed by institutions such as BlackRock, Fidelity, ProShares,...
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REPORT | South Africa's Carry1st Was One of the Few Winners in a Declining Web3 Gaming Market in 2023
Gaming startups raised $2 billion in funding in 2023, a new report by video game-focused VC, Konvoy Ventures,...
Youth Readiness Report - BitKE
REPORT | Kenya Tops East Africa Youth Digital Readiness Index Followed Closely by Rwanda
Kenya has been ranked at the top position in the 2023 Eastern Africa Youth Digital Readiness Index, followed...
Illicit Crypto Funds
REPORT | Money Laundering Through Cryptocurrencies Fell Substantially in 2023, Fiat Off-Ramping 'Important in AML,' Says Chainalysis
  In 2023, illicit addresses sent $22.2 billion worth of cryptocurrency to services, which is a...
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REPORT | Bitcoin Dominates Recent Crypto Investment Inflows at 98%
Digital asset investment products experienced substantial inflows amounting to $1.1 billion in the week...
Africa Fintech LIVE Event - BitKE
FINTECH EVENT [MAY 2024, NAIROBI, KENYA] | EventHive Set to Host Africa Fintech Stakeholders

ETHEREUM

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REPORT | Over $300 Million Lost to Scams and Hacks in Q1 2024 - 100% on DeFi and 51% on Ethereum
The cryptocurrency industry has incurred losses of $336.3 million due to hacks and scams during the first...
Solana vs Ethereum - BitKE
MILESTONE | Solana Surpasses Ethereum in Weekly Stablecoin Transfer Volume
Solana has surpassed Ethereum to claim the top position in weekly stablecoin transfer volume, making...
Bitcoin at $70K
MILESTONE | Bitcoin Hits $70,000 for the First Time in History
Bitcoin continued its upward trajectory, reaching another all-time high at the beginning of the week...
Ethereum Hits $3K
MILESTONE | Ethereum Hits $3,000 for the First Time in 2 Years
Ether’s price surged to $3,000, marking its highest point in nearly two years. This increase comes...
Staking Ethereum
MILESTONE | 25% of the Entire ETH Supply is Now Staked
Data from blockchain analytics firm, Nansen, shows that over 30 million Ether ($ETH), which represents...
STRK
AIRDROP | Starknet Users and Contributors to Begin Receiving $STRK Airdrops on February 20 2024
The Starknet Foundation has revealed its strategy for distributing its native token, STRK ($STRK), with...
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ETHEREUM | A Look at the Starknet Ecosystem and the Upcoming Token Drop
Starknet is a layer-2 scalability solution for Ethereum aiming to provide high throughput, low latency,...
Crypto Owners in 2023 - BitKE
REPORT | Crypto Owners Globally Grew By Over 34% to 580 Million in 2023 Despite Macro Headwinds
The worldwide community of cryptocurrency owners increased by 34%, advancing from 432 million to 580...
Solana vs Ethereum
MILESTONE | Monthly NFT Sales on Solana OutPaced Ethereum for the First time in December 2023
The monthly sales volume of NFTs on the Solana network surpassed that of NFTs on Ethereum in December...
Vitalik Buterin
REALITY CHECK | Crypto Has Become a Haven for Degen Gamblers, Few Talk About Crypto Payments Anymore, Says Ethereum Founder
In a popular blog post titled ‘Make Ethereum Cypherpunk Again,’ Ethereum Founder, Vitalik...
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EXPLAINER | A Look at Liquid Staking with Lido Finance on Ethereum
Staking is a process where cryptocurrency holders lock up their assets to support the operations of a...
How to Set Up Tips and Get Paid for Your Tweets in Crypto
Tips is a feature that lets you add links to select third-party payment services to your Twitter profile....
Zimbabwe Gold-backed Digital Tokens Go Live
The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) has introduced a digital currency backed by gold on May 8 2023 as...
FUNDING | Cape Verde Secures AfDB Funding to Support Startup Ecosystem via Investments and Grants
The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Government of Cape Verde (Cabo Verde), an island nation situated...

FINTECH

[PODCAST] How Jamborow is Building a Blockchain-based Inclusive Fintech Platform for Africa with Moses Onitilo
 We caught up with Moses Onitilo, Co-Founder and CTO of Jamborow, an all-inclusive fintech platform...
39% of African Banks Now Commit At Least $3 Million to Digital Transformation and Innovation Annually
A total of 39% of banks in Africa now ringfence at least $3 million per year for digital transformation...
Kenyan Fintech, Power, Raises $3 Million Seed Round to Expand into Zambia and Kenya
Power, a financial technology company based in Kenya, has secured a $3 million seed funding round led...
[EXPLAINER GUIDE] How To Receive Crypto to Your PayPal From Another Wallet
PayPal recently announced that it is introducing support for native transfer of cryptocurrencies between...
Crypto Sees the Lowest KYC Fraud in Africa in H1 2022, Reveals Latest KYC Report
Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) companies are seeinghigh rates of fraudulent attempts as fraudsterstry to get...
Nigeria Crypto and Twitter Bans Came at a Cost to Millions of Young Nigerians, Says Latest UN Report
A new report, partly approved by the United Nations (UN) has stated that restrictions on cryptocurrency...
Tanzanian App, NALA, Partners with Equity Bank Kenya for Remittance Transfers
NALA, an app that the diaspora in the UK and US can use to send money to certain African countries, has...

REGULATION

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MILESTONE | Luno Becomes the First Dedicated Crypto Service to Receive the South African Financial Services Provider License
Luno, one of South Africa’s leading providers of crypto services, has received official authorization...
UniSwap
REGULATION | Uniswap Decline Continues Ahead of Potential United States SEC Legal Action
Uniswap’s UNI token experienced a sharp decline after news emerged that the decentralized exchange...
Nigeria Arrests Binance Officials - BitKE
REGULATION | Nigeria Adjourns Case Against Binance Executive to April 19 2024
The case against Binance executive, Tigran Gambaryan, has been adjourned until April 19 2024, reports...
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REGULATION | Bank for International Settlements (BIS) Publishes Qualifying Features of Global Stablecoins and Proposed Regulation Recommendations
The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has put forth recommendations for regulating ‘global...
Nigeria Arrests Binance Officials - BitKE
REGULATION | Binance Now Calls for Release of Detained Compliance Official By Nigerian Authorities
Binance, which remains embroiled in a crypto crackdown in Nigeria, has formally requested the authorities...
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REGULATION | Nigeria Data Protection Commission Investigating Over 400 Cases of Privacy Breaches by Digital Lenders
The Nigeria Data Protection Commission (NDPC) is currently investigating over 400 cases of privacy breaches...
Binance Law Enforcement Sharing with Interpol - BitKE
REGULATION | Binance Reportedly Addressed Over 600 Information Requests from Nigerian Law Enforcement Agencies in the Last 4 Years
In the midst of a crackdown on its operations in the country, Binance has revealed significant work it...
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LAUNCH | The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Startups Collaborate with Government to Launch Fintech Association
Multiple fintech companies in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are collaborating with the government...
Nigeria Arrests Binance Officials - BitKE
REGULATION | Nigeria Contacts Interpol for an International Arrest Warrant Over Escaped Binance Regional Manager
The Nigerian government says it has contacted Interpol for an international arrest warrant on Binance...
WorldCoin Suspended in Kenya
REGULATION | Kenya Resists Efforts from the U.S. to Reinstate WorldCoin, Says Interior and National Administration Minister
Kenya has declined a request from the United States government to reverse the suspension of operations...
SEC Proposals on VASPs - BitKE
REGULATION | SEC Nigeria Seeks to Double Minimum Capital Requirement For New Proposals Targeting Crypto Firms
The Securities and Exchange Commission of Nigeria (SEC Nigeria) has put forth a proposal to increase...
Federal High Court of Nigeria vs Binance - BitKE
REGULATION | Nigerian High Court Orders Binance to Provide Authorities With Information on All Users
A Federal High Court in Abuja has issued an order directing Binance Holdings Limited to furnish the Economic...

BANKING

FINTECH AFRICA | Nigerian Fintech, Mono, Partners with MasterCard to Enable Account-to-Account Payments
Nigerian fintech startup, Mono, has partnered MasterCard to introduce account-to-account (A2A) payments...
FUNDING | Nigerian Debt Collection Startup, BFREE, Raises $3 Million to Scale Operations in Africa
Nigerian fintech, BFREE, has raised $2.95 million, in a round led by Capria Ventures, as it looks to...
REALITY CHECK | How FATF Grey Listing Affects a Country's Financial and Economic Environment
In February 2024, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) added Kenya and Namibia to its global list of...
HOW TO | How To Transfer Money From Bank Account To Orange Money In Botswana
The Orange Money Card2wallet service enables registered Orange customers to transfer money from their...
FIFA Collect
LAUNCH | FIFA Set to Launch Inaugural NFT Collection for 2023 Club World Cup
REGULATION | Mauritius Publishes Consultation Paper on Metaverse for the Financial Services Sector
The Mauritius Financial Services Commission (FSC), the regulatory authority responsible for the regulation,...
3 Ways How Event Organizers Can Benefit from POAP NFTs to Manage Events and Build Fan Loyalty
Proof of attendance protocol, often shortened to POAPs, function as digital badges you can collect at...
Facebook Begins Testing Ethereum and Polygon NFTs on User Profiles
Meta, the parent company of Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, has started a slow rollout that allows...

FRANCOPHONE AFRICA

INFLATION | MTN Divests its Ownership in Guinea and Guinea Bissau Due to High Inflation and Currency Devaluation
ANNOUNCING | Strike Announces Initial Entrance into 7 African Markets for Bitcoin and USDT On and Off-Ramping to Local Currency
REPORT | Francophone Africa Was the Only African Region to Demonstrate YoY Growth in Number of Deals and Investor Participation in 2023
NORTH AFRICA | BDO Morocco Advisory Partners with Naoris Consulting to Offer Blockchain Security Solutions in Morocco and Francophone Africa
PARTNERSHIP | Coinbase to Sell USDC Across Africa in Collaboration with YellowCard
FUNDING | Cameroonian Fintech, Koree, Closes $200,000 in Funding

EDUCATION

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MILESTONE | Bitcoin Mining Difficulty Reaches All-Time High as 2024 Halving Draws Closer
Bitcoin’s mining difficulty has surged to its highest level ever, occurring just over a week before...
Bitcoin ETF
BITCOIN | Bitcoin ETFs Collectively Lost Over $800 Million As Bitcoin Fell Last Week
Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) on Wall Street experienced five consecutive days of net outflows...
HRF Bitcoin Grants
LIST | 2 Out of the 14 Recipients of the Latest HRF Bitcoin Development Grants are African Projects
The Human Rights Foundation (HRF) has allocated a total of $500,000 across 14 diverse projects worldwide,...
Bitcoin Halving Explained
EXPLAINER | The Most Anticipated Cryptocurrency Event of 2024, The Bitcoin Halving, Explained
Every four years, the amount of Bitcoin rewarded to cryptocurrency miners is halved in a process aptly...

DAOs

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS | Announcing the $5 Million Core Africa Innovation Fund - Empowering Local Web3 Builders
Core DAO is excited to introduce the African Innovation Fund, a groundbreaking initiative to provide...
The Celo Africa DAO Goes Live with 3 Main Focus Areas
Celo has finally unveiled a regional DAO which is expected to drive adoption of the blockchain in grassroots...
Next Phase of Project Khokha, South Africa's CBDC, to Explore Interoperability and 'DAO Principles'
The South Africa Reserve Bank (SARB) will be exploring multiple use cases involving a wholesale CBDC...
Introducing the Kamusi DAO Project - Creating a Swahili Web3 Dictionary for Africa
The Kamusi DAO Project is an initiative which aims to create a Kiswahili Web3 dictionary that represents...

CENTRAL BANK DIGITAL CURRENCIES (CBDCs)

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CBDC | Standard Bank of South Africa Among 38 Global Entities Selected by SWIFT to Trial a Solution Connecting CBDCs
SWIFT, the global bank messaging network, plans to develop a new platform to connect central bank digital...
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CBDC | Blockchain Solutions Platform, Gluwa, Meets Vice President of Ghana as it Explores Providing Adoption Support for the eCedi CBDC
In the company’s latest foray across the continent, Gluwa’s CEO, Tae Oh, paid a courtesy visit...
Gluwa Meets President of Liberia
IN PICTURES | Blockchain Solutions Platform, Gluwa, Meets President of Liberia as it Explores Developing a CBDC for the Country
Blockchain-based financial platform Gluwa says it is currently investigating the potential of developing...
Central Bank of Nigeria Gluwa Partnership
PARTNERSHIP | Central Bank of Nigeria Partners with Blockchain Solutions Provider, Gluwa, to Integrate Credit Rating Tech to e-Naira CBDC
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has finalized a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Gluwa Nigeria...
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CBDC | Over 40% of Central Banks Expect to Implement CBDCs By 2028
41% of central banks involved anticipate implementing a functional central bank digital currency (CBDC)...
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REPORT | Bank of International Settlements Advises Central Banks, Including in Africa, to be Wary When Outsourcing CBDC Development
Central Banks are being advised to prepare to adequately meet the ‘far-reaching implications’...

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