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The growing need for Bitcoin ATMs in Nigeria, India, and Kenya is propelling the growth of the global ATM market, says Technavio’s latest global ATM market report.
In a backward move, the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) has outlawed Bitcoin directing and cautioning Kenyans to reject it.
It has been revealed recently that Safaricom, a leading Kenyan mobile network operator, tried to shut down a promising Bitcoin startup. Are monopolists that much afraid of losing out to Bitcoin?
Kenya Ministry of Communications and Information Technology minister Joe Mucheru is unable to sell his shares in BitPesa after the federal government imposed tightened regulations on virtual currency.
As it is just a matter of time for the Bitcoin bubble to burst in India so it is a little sooner for the multiplier effect of the burst to spill over to Africa.
Michael Bumann has been in Nairobi, Kenya for several months updating himself on the tech scene there.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has funded Ghana based blockchain startup Bitsoko in a startup competition called Gran Challenges Explorations, which focused on promoting wide spread acceptance of mobile money by small merchants.
Safaricom customers were greeted with the news that they should prepare themselves for an M-Pesa service shutdown over the coming weekend, on April 18 and 19.
Safaricom, the mobile network operator behind M-Pesa has released an Application Programming Interface (API) for all developers who want to create solutions tied directly into their payment systems.
M-Pesa operator Safaricom will not be required to grant access to bitcoin startup BitPesa amid an ongoing legal dispute. What are the consequences?
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Central Bank of Kenya has warned public against Bitcoin and other virtual currencies citing its non legal tender and no regulated status.
The fourth Savannah Fund accelerator class is underway. BitFinance, a bitcoin exchange in Zimbabwe, is one of four startups selected from a list of over 150 applications from across Africa.
BitX launched the first wallet and exchange service in Kenya on August 6.
Juniter’s prediction of 5 million Bitcoin users by 2019 sounds lackluster, but if current activity in Africa is sustained, it could also be proven meaningless.
Being a Kenyan, who uses both the mobile money service and bitcoin, it made me think about how the two technologies compare.
BitPesa ended its beta testing phase to celebrate its official launch last week.
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