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Satoshi Centre and BitHub.Africa are partnering to share blockchain opportunities in Africa through our research report ...
01/04/2017
Building Satoshi Centre together.

Satoshi Centre and BitHub.Africa are partnering to share blockchain opportunities in Africa through our research report titled The African Blockchain Opportunity. You can get a copy of our 153 page Report at www.satoshicentre.tech

Hi there, I am writing this note to you to express our gratitude for your support to me and Satoshi Centre. I would also like to inform you about an exciting partnership we have formed with BitHub.Africa a blockchain incubator based in Nairobi, Kenya. This partnership with BitHub.Africa, will allow…

What's the proper cryptocurrency Christmas gift for the Bitcoiner who has everything?
12/19/2015
Cryptocurrency Christmas - Bitcoin for the Holidays

What's the proper cryptocurrency Christmas gift for the Bitcoiner who has everything?

What's the proper cryptocurrency Christmas gift for the Bitcoiner who has everything? Here are some suggestions to help your search:

Marc Andreessen on Twitter
12/19/2015
Marc Andreessen on Twitter

Marc Andreessen on Twitter

“Big companies desperately hoping for blockchain without Bitcoin is exactly like 1994: Can't we please have online without Internet?? 😀”

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12/18/2015

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Dream Bitcoin Foundation Holiday Fundraising - NewsBtc
12/18/2015
Dream Bitcoin Foundation Holiday Fundraising - NewsBtc

Dream Bitcoin Foundation Holiday Fundraising - NewsBtc

Appeal for funds Dream Bitcoin Foundation, one of the leading bitcoin related foundations based in Ghana is embarking on a fundraising drive to raise some money to put together a nice meal for the aged and young who live on the streets. People living on the streets also deserve the kindness, love a…

You can even fly to space with bitcoin!
12/16/2015
Sir Richard Branson: I Think Bitcoin Is Working

You can even fly to space with bitcoin!

Sept. 10 (Bloomberg) -- Billionaire Sir Richard Branson, chairman and founder of Virgin Group, comments on the future of Bitcoin and space tourism. He speaks with Trish Regan on "Street Smart." (Source: Bloomberg)

The fight for the people's choice has begun. bitcoin is being challenged by big business in Kenya, and the road blocks b...
12/15/2015
Safaricom can now suspend Lipisha Consortium and Bitpesa Ltd

The fight for the people's choice has begun. bitcoin is being challenged by big business in Kenya, and the road blocks by banks and big business will not slow down the disruption of the financial services sector. Share your thoughts

Safaricom gets the nod to suspend two firms that offer payment

Share your thoughts  on thisFuture Of The Internet Will Be Discussed In New York, This Week. But Nobody Seems To Care
12/15/2015
The Future Of The Internet Will Be Discussed In New York, Next Week. But Nobody Seems To Care

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Future Of The Internet Will Be Discussed In New York, This Week. But Nobody Seems To Care

Government officials from more than 190 counties will meet next Tuesday in New York for a two-day discussion (the United Nations' 10 Year Review of the World Summit on the Information Society, or WSIS+10 Review) that could, in principle, have a huge influence on how the Internet is governed for [...…

Crowd funding startups targeted at farmers can play a major role in providing access to capital to the small holder farm...
12/13/2015
Bitcoin Can Help Boost Food Security In Africa - NewsBtc

Crowd funding startups targeted at farmers can play a major role in providing access to capital to the small holder farmers across the continent. Making transactions using bitcoins will definitely deepen financial penetration across these areas. This will also open new markets for their products. All these present a win-win-win situation for the governments, the small holder farmers and the business enterprises.

Late this year, there was a program in Nairobi Kenya organized by one of the leading investment firms in the continent. The aim of the program was to allow entrepreneurs in agribusiness to pitch before investors the solutions they may have for assisting small scale farmers in the continent. This p…

The experience-sharing and knowledge that can be gleaned by being a member of a reliable network of startups is incalcul...
12/12/2015
The African Bitcoin Startup Ecosystem-The Need for Greater Cooperation - NewsBtc

The experience-sharing and knowledge that can be gleaned by being a member of a reliable network of startups is incalculable and the value is immense. Ecosystems are important and ABC is on course in filling that need for the African bitcoin entrepreneur.

The knowledge and increased usage in bitcoin and block chain technology on the African continent can only lead to the creation of more businesses surrounding this key cryptocurrency which has properties of technology, commodity and currency. It is therefore little surprise that Africans on the conti…

With thousands of monthly visits to bitcoin news sites such as Newsbtcafrica.com, and an increased interest on the poten...
12/07/2015
African bitcoin startups to follow in 2016 - NewsBtc

With thousands of monthly visits to bitcoin news sites such as Newsbtcafrica.com, and an increased interest on the potential of bitcoins, Africa is definitely a key market for bitcoin growth. We have seen an increase in the number of bitcoin startups targeted at Africa.

Back in September, I visited Tanzania and spent some time with the bitcoin community in that country: enthusiasts, startups and merchants. Having spent a considerable amount of time in this Eastern African country, I was awed by the potential of this market and the African continent in general. It i…

African middleclass on the rise? Please share your views on the subject below
12/05/2015
The African Middle Class-Hype or Opportunity? - NewsBtc

African middleclass on the rise? Please share your views on the subject below

One of the most common words used in the last few years is ‘Africa’s rising middleclass’. But what is the actual size of the continents middle class? Pundits argue that some major international corporations have already paid a heavy price for overestimating the actual size of Africa’s middle class.…

Employing the use of bitcoin across exchanges will greatly help streamline activities of stock and commodities markets i...
12/04/2015
What it takes for an Inclusive African Stock/Commodities Exchanges - NewsBtc

Employing the use of bitcoin across exchanges will greatly help streamline activities of stock and commodities markets in terms of financing and making payments. Everybody who is involved in running a productive venture knows it takes a lot of capital and liquidity. Share your views on this subject below

Stock and commodities exchanges on the African continent are often small or volatile. In the past few years, agricultural commodities exchanges that were set up in countries such as Zambia, Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya and Zimbabwe have needed financial revamping and repositioning whiles others have gone…

Pope Francis is making his maiden visit in Africa! He'll be visiting Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic to m...
11/26/2015
Pope's Visit and the Opportunities It Presents for Africa’s Techpreneurs - NewsBtc

Pope Francis is making his maiden visit in Africa! He'll be visiting Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic to meet political and religious leaders and preach reconciliation within the various communities as well as climate change and human rights.

What issues do you think the pope should address during his trip to Africa? Let us know in the comments below.

Pope Francis is making his maiden visit in Africa. During his tour, he is expected to visit Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic. The aim of the papal visit is to strengthen the brethren, meet political and religious leaders and preach reconciliation within the various communities he will…

Newsbtcafrica.com: The premier bitcoin news service covering Africa and beyond.
11/25/2015
Bitcoin Voices From Botswana - NewsBtc

Newsbtcafrica.com: The premier bitcoin news service covering Africa and beyond.

Many people may know Botswana as a state or province that is part of South Africa, for many years now there have been misconceptions towards this particular landlocked southern African country, that has a population of over 2.5million people. Botswana is popularly known for its largest diamond mine…

Newsbtcafrica.com: The premier bitcoin news service covering Africa and beyond.
11/24/2015
Will Bitcoin Popularity Spawn New Investments In Africa? - NewsBtc

Newsbtcafrica.com: The premier bitcoin news service covering Africa and beyond.

The word ‘investments’ and several shades of the word such as invest, returns, holdings, share etc are thrown about in the business community and for good reasons. Investment is an important ritual for the growth of any organisation or institution. Profit-making business, Non-Governmental Organisati…

Remittances and Africa: Money Transfer Agents shouldn’t Steal From Us! - NewsBtc
11/16/2015
Remittances and Africa: Money Transfer Agents shouldn’t Steal From Us! - NewsBtc

Remittances and Africa: Money Transfer Agents shouldn’t Steal From Us! - NewsBtc

The African continent is steadily growing in its usage of bitcoins. More countries across the continent are progressively adopting the usage of these crypto-currencies .As usual, there are those countries within the continent that lead when it comes to the adoption of this technology. Some of these…

The Poor Culture of Savings in Africa: Will Bitcoin Adoption encourage savings? - NewsBtc
11/13/2015
The Poor Culture of Savings in Africa: Will Bitcoin Adoption encourage savings? - NewsBtc

The Poor Culture of Savings in Africa: Will Bitcoin Adoption encourage savings? - NewsBtc

One financial practise that serves as well as we grow old is the habit of savings, it is imperative that one saves a little of whatever amount he/she makes from any economic venture they are involved in. Savings is also a good practise since one can never foretell what might happen in the future. Ac…

Topup24 -The Instant Mobile Topup Service With Bitcoin
11/13/2015
Topup24 -The Instant Mobile Topup Service With Bitcoin

Topup24 -The Instant Mobile Topup Service With Bitcoin

A new prepaid and postpaid mobile topup services. Fast secure and payment options with bitcoin and paypal, to get easy-loads prepaid topups or mobile credit

Is the Blockchain a technological renaissance for Africa? - NewsBtc
11/12/2015
Is the Blockchain a technological renaissance for Africa? - NewsBtc

Is the Blockchain a technological renaissance for Africa? - NewsBtc

Block chain is a technology used by bitcoin to store data. Every transaction that is made in bitcoin creates a block which is then published into nodes. Several nodes or blocks make a block chain. Block chain technology most of the time requires developed infrastructure which is not very common in A…

11/09/2015
Documentary: The Bitcoin Gospel (VPRO Backlight)

Documentary: The Bitcoin Gospel (VPRO Backlight)

Is bitcoin the blueprint for a bankless currency, or the biggest pyramid scheme ever? What if we could create money ourselves, without the need for banks? Mo...

BIT-Frastructure: Establishing conditions for a robust bitcoin infrastructure and catalyzing...
11/09/2015
BIT-Frastructure: Establishing conditions for a robust bitcoin infrastructure and catalyzing...

BIT-Frastructure: Establishing conditions for a robust bitcoin infrastructure and catalyzing...

Africa as a continent has always struggled with availability of technological infrastructure and networks which would take the continent to the next level of development. Time is not static therefore, as time passes by, better and improved infrastructure and technology are being built in various par…

http://af.newsbtc.com/the-remittance-overhaul-a-quest-to-stop-the-remittance-cartels-ongoing-rip-off/
11/06/2015
The Remittance Overhaul - A Quest to stop the Remittance Cartel's ongoing rip-off - NewsBtc

http://af.newsbtc.com/the-remittance-overhaul-a-quest-to-stop-the-remittance-cartels-ongoing-rip-off/

One of the industries that bitcoin is set to disrupt and possibly wipe out is the global remittance and International Money Transfer (IMT) industry. Bitcoin allows users to send cash cheaply and securely via simple technological tools such as text messages and email. The remittance sector is one of…

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