Tom Jackson

Tom Jackson is a tech and business reporter based in Africa, moving between the main continental hubs of Nairobi, Lagos, Cape Town and Johannesburg. He writes for a variety of publications on numerous tech topics in Africa, and is co-founder of tech startups news portal Disrupt Africa.

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BitX has raised a US$4 million in its Series A funding round led by the South African media firm Naspers through its payments subsidiary PayU.
BitX Raises $4 Million; Available to ‘Over Half a Billion Consumers’
Tom Jackson
Zimbabwean lawyer Simba Machiridza has written a white paper on the state of the preparedness of the country as a base for Bitcoin companies. He concludes that ...
Zimbabwe Provides ‘Ideal Scenario’ for Bitcoin Companies, Says Lawyer in White Paper
Tom Jackson
Singapore-headquartered Bitcoin exchange BitX, which already has offices in Cape Town and Jakarta, has launched operations in Nigeria.
Singapore Bitcoin Exchange BitX Launches in Nigeria
Tom Jackson
London-based Coinfloor has launched its Bitcoin exchange-­backed P2P marketplace, allowing investors and consumers to buy from bitcoin brokers in a safe environ...
UK Bitcoin Exchange Coinfloor Launches P2P Marketplace
Tom Jackson
The New York State Department of Financial Services has released the application forms that Bitcoin companies in the state must complete by August 8 in order to...
New York Releases 31-Page BitLicense Application Form
Tom Jackson
The New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) yesterday released the third and final revisions to its BitLicense legislation.
The Bitcoin Community Reacts to the NY BitLicense
Tom Jackson
Eris Industries, which develops software that allows anyone to build secure, low-cost data infrastructure using blockchain and smart contract technology, has or...
Eris Industries Leaves UK After Orwellian Bill Reintroduced
Tom Jackson
Leading global bank Citi has called on the government of the United Kingdom (UK) to adopt a digital form of legal tender to reduce the cost of moving money, inc...
Citi Calls on UK Gov’t to Launch ‘Inevitable’ Digital Currency
Tom Jackson

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