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  • Several findings reveal that more than a third of wealthy individuals (35%) either have exposure to cryptocurrencies, or they intend investing by the end of 2018.

    High-net-worth individuals embrace cryptocurrencies

    June 15, 2018 • Finance, GeneralComments Off on High-net-worth individuals embrace cryptocurrencies

    Cryptocurrencies are the “future of money” and wealthy investors seem to agree. This is according to Nigel Green, CEO of the deVere Group, an international financial services organisation. The Group, which launched the deVere Crypto app earlier this year,...

  • Is blockchain really a silver bullet?

    September 7, 2016 • Finance, Opinion, StartupsComments Off on Is blockchain really a silver bullet?

    Blockchain is being spoken of reverently – and irreverently – by business pundits, and backed by media and industry leaders as a potential cure for all financial threats/hurdles across the globe. A blockchain has been promoted extensively as the latest...

  • Life after Bitcoin: Understanding the cryptocurrency and betting on its future

    Has Africa joined the Bitcoin frenzy?

    January 22, 2014 • Features, Top StoriesComments Off on Has Africa joined the Bitcoin frenzy?

    Money, as the old saying goes- makes the world go around. The concept of presenting something of value in exchange for goods and services dates back thousands of years, but since physical notes and coins began circulating in most societies, currencies...

  • Money matters: why women founders struggle in Silicon Valley

    April 8, 2013 • Top StoriesComments Off on Money matters: why women founders struggle in Silicon Valley

    Last spring and summer, Kathryn Minshew, co-founder of The Muse and Inc’s “15 Women to Watch in Tech”, was trying to raise money for the female-focused jobboard site that was growing thirdty percent a month and reaching 250,000 dedicated active...

  • Innovation key to growth of mobile money on the continent – MTN

    November 13, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Innovation key to growth of mobile money on the continent – MTN

    The future of mobile money in Africa lies in its ability to innovate and transcend beyond its current offerings, said Khaled Mikkawi, CEO of MTN Rwanda on Tuesday. He was speaking at AfricaCom 2012 in Cape Town. Mikkawi said relationships with third party...

  • Ghana pushing forward on mobile money

    October 8, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Ghana pushing forward on mobile money

    Ministry of communications officials in Ghana have confirmed that the process of establishing a “cashless society” is on track and the Ministry hopes to finalize a number of agreements before the end of the year in order to make this a reality....

  • Western Union and MTN sign mobile money partnership

    March 28, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Western Union and MTN sign mobile money partnership

    Western Union and the MTN Group today announced the launch of a mobile money transfer service in Uganda enabling MTN customers to send and receive money via their mobile phones. This service was announced at a press conference today in Kampala. The Western...

  • Want to turn your mobile into a credit card facility?

    March 26, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (9)

    A new South African mobile credit app called CheqOut is set to launch next month. CheqOut will enable small businesses and individuals to harness credit card facilities for their business. Individuals running a business or taxi drivers on the move rarely own...

  • Nigeria airline introduces e-payments

    March 22, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Nigeria airline introduces e-payments

    West Africa’s oldest aviation company Aero Contractors has introduced a mobile payment system on the Universal Message Object (U-MO) platform. U-MO is a mobile money service enabling users to make and receive payments, and conduct other financial...

  • UBA Uganda introduces mobile banking services

    February 3, 2010 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (1)

    United Bank for Africa (UBA) will introduce mobile banking facilities to boost the penetration of banking services in Uganda, according to Uganda’s daily, The Monitor...

  • Zain Kenya introduces top-up specials

    October 22, 2009 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (1)

    Zain Kenya has introduced a service that will allow subscribers to make free calls and SMSes within the network based on the airtime top-up. Mr. Rene Meza, Zain Kenya managing director said they were simply responding to client requirements...

  • Uganda gets mobile banking courtesy of MTN

    March 9, 2009 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Uganda gets mobile banking courtesy of MTN

    MTN Uganda yesterday launched its much anticipated mobile banking application – called MTN Mobile Money. Users registering for the product will be able to send and receive funds using their mobile handsets. The launch follows rigorous testing of the...