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How to Start Your Bitcoin Journey as a Kenyan

How to Start Your Bitcoin Journey as a Kenyan

Bitcoin, introduced in 2009 by the pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamoto, is a decentralized digital currency operating on a peer-to-peer network. Using blockchain technology; a distributed ledger system, Bitcoin…

One Billion Bitcoin Transactions - BitKE
MILESTONE | Bitcoin Hits One Billion Transactions Post 2024 Halving
Bitcoin Mining
MILESTONE | Bitcoin Transaction Fees Plummet After All-Time High Rates Post Halving
Bitcoin MemeCoin
INTRODUCING | Runes Protocol, 'Built for Degens and MemeCoins,' Goes Live on Bitcoin Blockchain Following the Halving
Grayscale-Bitcoin-Trust-ETF
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
Sun-Exchange-Solar-Panels
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

OPPORTUNITIES

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS | Web3 Startup Accelerator, CV Labs, Announces Launch of Batch 07 With Up to $150,000 in Funding
Web3 startup accelerator, CV Labs, has announced the launch of applications for Batch 07 of its program....
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS | Announcing the 2024 Ecobank Fintech Challenge With $50,000 Grand Prize
The pan-African Ecobank Group has opened applications for the 7th edition of its Fintech Challenge offering...
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS | UNDP Timbuktoo Africa Initiative Seeks Startups to Join its Accelerator With $25,000 in Equity-Free Funding
The Timbuktoo Fintech Startup Accelerator has issued a call out to citizens of the African Union (AU)...
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS | Google for Startups Accelerator Invites Applications from AI and ML African Startups for Cohort 8
Google has announced the opening of applications for the 8th cohort of its Google for Startups Accelerator...
How to Start Your Bitcoin Journey as a Kenyan
Bitcoin, introduced in 2009 by the pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamoto, is a decentralized digital currency...
REGULATION | Nigerian Revenue Service Withdraws Tax Evasion Charges Against Binance Officials
Nigeria Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has withdrawn the tax evasion charges against Binance officials,...
REGULATION | Nigerian Fintechs to Resume Customer Onboarding and Block Crypto Accounts After Central Bank Lifts Suspension
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has lifted a recent suspension on OPay, Moniepoint, Kuda, Palmpay,...
REPORT | Lagos and Cairo Ranked Among the Top 100 Startup Cities in the World
A new report analyzing global startup activity has ranked Lagos as the leadin cityg in Africa, and 70th...
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS | Web3 Startup Accelerator, CV Labs, Announces Launch of Batch 07 With Up to $150,000 in Funding
Web3 startup accelerator, CV Labs, has announced the launch of applications for Batch 07 of its program....
REGULATION | Zimbabwe Officials Announce Steps to Evaluate Local Crypto Sector And Introduce a Regulatory Framework
According to local reports, the Zimbabwean government has announced a comprehensive initiative to evaluate...

REPORTS

2024 Startup Report - BitKE
REPORT | Lagos and Cairo Ranked Among the Top 100 Startup Cities in the World
A new report analyzing global startup activity has ranked Lagos as the leadin cityg in Africa, and 70th...
Banking in Nigeria in 2023 - BitKE
BANKING | Nigerian Banks Earned Over $268 Million Following 55% Growth in E-Payments in 2023
Nigerian tier-1 banks earned N392 billion ($268 million) from electronic business in 2023 as the adoption...
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REPORT | Crypto Fundraising Rose Over 40% in Q1 2024, Says PitchBook
According to PitchBook’s Q1 2024 report, the crypto industry saw a significant increase in fundraising...
MPESA
MILESTONE | The M-PESA Ecosystem Draws Over 60,000 Software Developers
M-PESA, the fintech platform operated by Kenyan telco, saw KES 40.2 trillion ($305.8 billion) worth of...
CEO of Equity Bank
BANKING | Kenyan Equity Bank Profits Rise 25% in Q1 2024 to Become the World's Second Strongest Financial Brand
Equity Bank Group saw a significant increase in net profit for the first quarter of 2024, rising to KES...
Remittance Prices Worldwide - BitKE
REPORT | Sub-Saharan Africa Remains the Most Expensive Region for Sending Remittances, Says Latest World Bank Research
The average cost for sending $200 across the world declined slightly from 6.20% to 6.18% in 2023, a new...
IMF
REGULATION | IMF Now Recommends for Crypto Regulation in Nigeria Similar to Financial Intermediaries
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has recommended that global crypto trading platforms should be...
FBI Crypto Crime Report - BitKE
REPORT | Over 80% of All Investment Fraud Losses are Crypto Related, says Latest FBI Report
In 2023, the losses reported due to Investment scams became the most of any crime type tracked by the...
2024 Stablecoins Study by VISA - BitKE
REPORT | Bots Account for 90% of Stablecoin Transactions, Says VISA
Thanks to new data revealed by VISA, over 90% of stablecoin transaction volumes aren’t coming from genuine...
Y Combinator 2024 Top 50 Companies - BitKE
LIST | Senegalese Fintech, Wave, is the Only African Company Among Y Combinator's 'Top 50 Highest-Earning Startups of 2024'
For the second consecutive year, Senegalese fintech, Wave, was the only African company featured in Y...
Crypto VC Funding in Q1 2024 - BitKE
FUNDING | Venture Capital Investment in Crypto Sees Slight Resurgence in Q1 2024, Boosted by DePIN, Decentralized AI, and GameFi
During the first quarter of 2024, there was a notable resurgence in venture capital investment within...
One Billion Bitcoin Transactions - BitKE
MILESTONE | Bitcoin Hits One Billion Transactions Post 2024 Halving
The Bitcoin network hit a significant milestone on May 6 2024 when it completed its one billionth transaction....
Tether Q1 2024 - BitKE
MILESTONE | Tether Reports Record-Breaking $4.52 Billion Profit in Q1 2024
Tether Holdings Limited (BVI) released its assurance opinion for the first quarter of 2024, conducted...
The Kenya National ID
IDENTITY | Kenya Has Already Issued Over 700, 000 Individuals with New Digital Identity Cards
About 733,000 Maisha IDs are said to have been already issued to Kenyans, Kenyan officials say amid plans...
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REPORT | Total Investments in African Fintech Startups Declined by 52% in 2023
African fintech startups saw a sharp decrease in venture capital investments in 2023, a new report reveals....
Ethereum Core Developers in Kenya in 2024
ETHEREUM | Ethereum Client, Testing and Research Global Teams Gather in Kenya for the Nyota Interop Week-Long Event

ETHEREUM

The LIFT Dollar
INTRODUCING | Paxos International Launches Yield-Bearing $USDL Stablecoin
Paxos International has announced the launch of Lift dollar, which it says is the first stablecoin to...
ETH Open Interest all Time High in May 2024 - BitKE
MILESTONE | $ETH Open Interest Hits an All-Time High of $11 Billion Following ETF Approvals
According to Kaiko Research, $ETH open interest reached an all-time high of $11 billion following ETF...
Ethereum Core Developers in Kenya in 2024
ETHEREUM | Ethereum Client, Testing and Research Global Teams Gather in Kenya for the Nyota Interop Week-Long Event
A host of Ethereum core contributors were recently in Nairobi, Kenya where they conducted some technical...
Ethereum ETF
MILESTONE | United States Securities Regulator Approves Listing of Ether ETFs on Major Stock Exchanges
The United States Securities Exchange Commission granted accelerated approval to stock exchanges to list...
Ethereum ETF
REGULATION | Spot Ether ETF Applicants Commit to Not Staking $ETH Ahead of SEC Decision
In the latest amendments to their applications, issuers aiming to launch spot Ether ETFs have clarified...
ETF
REGULATION | Spot Ether ETFs Now 75% Likely to Be Approved This Week, Say Analysts
The price of Ether (ETH) surged by more than 10% after two prominent Bloomberg ETF analysts significantly...
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REGULATION | United States Notifies ConsenSys of Legal Action Against MetaMask as it Labels ETH a Security
The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has shared Wells Notice with ConsenSys, the...
World Chain - BitKE
INTRODUCING | WorldCoin Set to Unveil the 'World Chain' Blockchain Following Explosive Layer 2 Growth
WorldCoin says it will unveil a new blockchain ‘designed for humans’ known as World Chain....
Hong Kong Bitcoin and Ether Spot ETFs
INTRODUCING | Hong Kong Becomes the First Global Financial Hub to Authorize Bitcoin and Ether Spot ETFs
Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) became the latest jurisdiction to approve Bitcoin...
Eigen Layer
EXPLAINER GUIDE | A Look at EigenLayer - Restaking Ethereum to Earn More Rewards
EigenLayer, introduced on the mainnet in June 2023, comprises a set of smart contracts operating on the...
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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...
MILESTONE | SEC Nigeria Accepts the First Blockchain-based Digital Securities Platform into its Incubation Program
The Nigerian Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC nIGERIA)) has given the green light for NASD PLC...
NFT of Nelson Mandela Arrest Warrant Sells for Over $130,000 on the Momint NFT Marketplace
Nelson Mandela Arrest Warrant An NFT version of an arrest warrant for anti-apartheid icon and former...
Tether Swaps $1 Billlion $USDT From Solana to Ethereum Amid FTX Concerns
Tether, the issuer of USDT stablecoin, took to Twitter to announce that it was conducting a chain swap...

FINTECH

92% of Banks in Kenya Have Implemented Online Banking, Says Central Bank of Kenya
92% of the financial institutions in Kenya have adopted or developed an online banking solution (mobile...
South Africa's PayMeNow Raises $14 Million from Rand Merchant Bank for Earned Wage Access (EWA) Platform
Paymenow, a South African startup that provides earned wage access (EWA), has secured a ZAR250 million...
Ugandan Multi-Currency Wallet for Cross-border Money Transfers, EverSend, Raises Over $1 Million
EverSend, the Ugandan multi-currency wallet and currency exchange, has secured $1.015 million in investments....
REPORT | Payments Projected to Continue Dominating the Fintech Landscape Until 2030
Africa’s fintech market is projected to grow significantly, reaching approximately $65 billion...
Nigeria's B2B Fintech, TeamApt, Reportedly Raises $50+ Million From QED Investors
TeamApt, a B2B fintech from Nigeria, has secured an undisclosed amount of funding in an investment round...
FINTECH AFRICA | Nigerian Fintech, Pivo, Shuts Down Operations One Year Post-Funding
Pivo, a Nigerian fintech that provided banking services to small supply chain businesses, is closing...
Visa Launches Visa Africa Fintech Accelerator Program to Empower Startups in Africa
Visa has unveiled its latest initiative, the Visa Africa Fintech Accelerator program, aimed at supporting...

REGULATION

Binance in Nigeria
REGULATION | Nigerian Revenue Service Withdraws Tax Evasion Charges Against Binance Officials
Nigeria Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has withdrawn the tax evasion charges against Binance officials,...
Nigeria on African Map - CBN
REGULATION | Nigerian Fintechs to Resume Customer Onboarding and Block Crypto Accounts After Central Bank Lifts Suspension
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has lifted a recent suspension on OPay, Moniepoint, Kuda, Palmpay,...
Zimbabwe on African Map
REGULATION | Zimbabwe Officials Announce Steps to Evaluate Local Crypto Sector And Introduce a Regulatory Framework
According to local reports, the Zimbabwean government has announced a comprehensive initiative to evaluate...
FlutterWave
REGULATION | FlutterWave Set to Acquire Payment Aggregator License in Mozambique
Nigerian fintech company, FlutterWave, has obtained a Mozambique payment aggregator license in principle,...
Neil-de-Waal-and-others-at-GSB-event-at-the-Cape-Town-International-Convention-Centre
REGULATION | South African Associate of GS Partners Crypto and Metaverse Scheme Arrested
Neil Leon De Waal, a South African associate of the controversial investment scheme GS Partners, was...
Binance in Nigeria
REGULATION | Binance Had an Untaxed Turnover of $20 Billion in Nigeria in 2023 Alone, Far Above the Federal Budget for Health and Education, Says Minister of Information
Crypto trading platform, Binance, had a turnover of over $20 billion in Nigeria in 2023 alone according...
South-Africa-Revenue-Service (SARS) - BitKE
REGULATION | Tax Crackdown Looms for Crypto Traders in South Africa, Say Experts
The South African Revenue Service (SARS) is targeting cryptocurrency traders to sniff out potential non-compliance,...
FIC South Africa Directive 9 - BitKE
REGULATION | South Africa Seeks to Enforce New Directive for Crypto Companies to Share Customer Identities
South Africa’s Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) has released a preliminary directive mandating...
CFTC vs SEC
REGULATION | Are Cryptocurrencies Securities or Commodities? Examining the Regulatory Overlap and Its Impact
Determining whether cryptocurrencies should be classified as securities or commodities has been an issue...
MTI-Bitcoins
REGULATION | South African MTI Liquidators Secure Legal Authority to Reclaim the Value of All Bitcoin Withdrawals from Defunct Scheme
Liquidators of Mirror Trading International (MTI) ponzi scheme have summoned everyone they could locate...
Ethereum ETF
MILESTONE | United States Securities Regulator Approves Listing of Ether ETFs on Major Stock Exchanges
The United States Securities Exchange Commission granted accelerated approval to stock exchanges to list...
Ethereum ETF
REGULATION | Spot Ether ETF Applicants Commit to Not Staking $ETH Ahead of SEC Decision
In the latest amendments to their applications, issuers aiming to launch spot Ether ETFs have clarified...

BANKING

REGULATION | Nigerian Fintechs to Resume Customer Onboarding and Block Crypto Accounts After Central Bank Lifts Suspension
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has lifted a recent suspension on OPay, Moniepoint, Kuda, Palmpay,...
BANKING | Nigerian Banks Earned Over $268 Million Following 55% Growth in E-Payments in 2023
Nigerian tier-1 banks earned N392 billion ($268 million) from electronic business in 2023 as the adoption...
BANKING | Kenyan Equity Bank Profits Rise 25% in Q1 2024 to Become the World's Second Strongest Financial Brand
Equity Bank Group saw a significant increase in net profit for the first quarter of 2024, rising to KES...
INFLATION | Nigerian Naira Wipes Out April 2024 Gains to Become the Worst Performing Currency
After a brief stint as the best-performing currency in April 2024, the Nigerian currency has now relinquished...
Neil-de-Waal-and-others-at-GSB-event-at-the-Cape-Town-International-Convention-Centre
REGULATION | South African Associate of GS Partners Crypto and Metaverse Scheme Arrested
REGULATION | South African Associate of GS Partners Crypto and Metaverse Scheme Arrested
Neil Leon De Waal, a South African associate of the controversial investment scheme GS Partners, was...
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...

FRANCOPHONE AFRICA

LIST | Senegalese Fintech, Wave, is the Only African Company Among Y Combinator's 'Top 50 Highest-Earning Startups of 2024'
Africa's $824 Billion Debt Burden and Opaque Resource-Backed Loans Hinder its Potential, African Development Bank President Warns
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

EDUCATION

Hard Dollars
[WATCH] Why Money Should Be Hard to Make
Long before we used paper money, people used many different objects as money. One of the defining characteristics...
Bitcoin Halving in Blue
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,...

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)

National Bank of Rwanda Deputy Governor
CBDC | The National Bank of Rwanda Outlines Plans for a Central Bank Digital Currency in 2 Years
Rwanda is aiming to launch its own national Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) within the next two...
Bank of Ghana Edit
CBDC | Bank of Ghana and Monetary Authority of Singapore Pilot Cross Border Trade Using the eCedi and Digital Tokens
The Bank of Ghana (BOG) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) have successfully completed a proof-of-concept...
Rwanda on World Map
CBDC | National Bank of Rwanda (BNR) Seeks Public Views on a CBDC Ahead of Possible Proof-of-Concept
The National Bank of Rwanda has released a questionnaire seeking views from the public about a Central...
South African Reserve Bank
REGULATION | South Africa Reserve Bank Sets a 2-Year Timeline to Accelerate Testing of Stablecoin Use Cases
The South Africa Reserve Bank (SARB) has set a 2-year  timeline within which to accelerate the selection...
Mauritania - BitKE
CBDC | Mauritania Enters Agreement with Giesecke+Devrient to Develop the Ouguiya Central Bank Digital Currency
The Central Bank of Mauritania (CBM) has entered into a partnership with security technology firm, Giesecke+Devrient...
swift
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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