Bankless Africa Podcast

Bankless Africa Podcast

Welcome to the crypto information and education hub of Africa. The gateway to web3. This show highlights projects, ecosystems and people making impact and driving adoption of crypto across Africa. Get informed on all things bitcoin, Defi, NFTs, web3 culture and all things crypto.

Episodes

September 17, 2023 18 mins

Welcome to another episode of Africa’s Crypto Rollup - Sats & Gwei. like we always do weekly, in this episode we bring you the latest and most relevant crypto news and updates across Africa. 

Highlights

Yellowcard and Moonpay partner to improve crypto accessibility in Nigeria

https://www.benjamindada.com/yellowcard-and-moonpay-partner-crypto-accessibility-nigeria/ 

Yellowcard and MoonPay have partnered to make cryptocurrency mo...

Our guest today is Mortech(Contributor at SafariDAO) who talks about ETHSafari 2023, an upcoming event that aims to bring together the Ethereum community in Africa and beyond. It is a week-long conference and festival that will feature panels, workshops, keynotes, hackathons, and art performances on various topics related to blockchain technology and decentralized finance. Some of the themes that will be covered are:

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September 8, 2023 41 mins

thinkDecade joins Miss Purple on this episode to explore the case for L2s in Africa. In The Great Promise episode, a case was made about how crypto is a technology that promises financial inclusion and economic participation in a manner and scale never before seen for the everyday African. Unfortunately, this promise is threatened with challenges like transaction fees on L1 blockchains like Ethereum and Bitcoin. This episode contin...

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Welcome to another episode of Africa’s Crypto Rollup - Sats & Gwei. like we always do weekly, in this episode we bring you the latest and most relevant crypto news and updates across Africa. 

Highlights

Blockchain Startups decreases by 5.5% in Africa 

https://bitcoinke.io/2023/08/blockchain-startups-decrease-in-2023/ 

 Felix Adu aims to revolutionize fashion with blockchain 

https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2023/09/01/feli...

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Jennifer Echenim contributes significantly to Web3Afrika as the Community and Technical Lead. She's also the Co-founder of Bloccpay, an innovative crypto-powered payroll solution for global enterprises and talents.

Web3Afrika is a spin-off of Developer DAO with a goal of onboarding, educating and supporting web3 builders in Afrika. They aim to foster and build Web3 tools and Public Goods while helping to foster diversity in global ...

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Welcome to another episode of Africa’s Crypto Rollup - Sats & Gwei. like we always do, we bring you the latest and most relevant crypto news and updates across Africa. 

Highlights

Brazilian Court Fines Mastermind of South African Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme

https://news.bitcoin.com/report-brazilian-court-fines-mastermind-of-south-african-bitcoin-ponzi-scheme/ 

https://mybroadband.co.za/news/cryptocurrency/504222-boss-of-south-africas-...

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This episode features Abena, a Shefi educator, and ETH Bogota finalist. She is also the co-founder of ETHAccra and has spoken at various ETH events around the world, leaving a lasting impression on the crypto and blockchain community with her insights and passion.

Abena's journey into blockchain and computer science is enthralling. She has a passion for teaching and has participated in many hackathons. She is also a strong advocate...

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Welcome to another episode of Africa’s Crypto Rollup - Sats & Gwei. like we always do, we bring you the latest and most relevant crypto news and updates across Africa. 

Highlights

🗞️ Nigerian Trade group urges government to ban Binance exchange.

https://cointelegraph.com/news/binance-nigeria-faces-calls-for-ban-by-nigerian-bureau-de-change-association 

🗞️ Nigeria turns to blockchain to combat certificate fraud

https://www.msn...

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Welcome to another episode of Africa’s Crypto Rollup - Sats & Gwei. like we always do weekly, in this episode we bring you the latest and most relevant crypto news and updates across Africa. 

Highlights

Standard Bank wants to be ‘fast follower’ and not a fast adopter of crypto

https://www.moneyweb.co.za/news/companies-and-deals/africas-biggest-bank-wants-to-be-fast-follower-on-crypto/ 

Kushite East Africa ICP launches a web3 hu...

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thinkDecade and Abidemi bring you an interesting episode today "The Great Promise: Crypto & Africa". In this episode, we delve into the vast landscapes of Africa to explore a revolution that's unfolding—one powered by the disruptive technology of cryptocurrency. We uncover how this emerging force defies borders, challenges conventions, and carries the great promise of rewriting Africa's narrative within it. The transformative p...

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Welcome to another episode of Africa’s Crypto Rollup - Sats & Gwei. like we always do weekly, in this episode we bring you the latest and most relevant crypto news and updates across Africa. 

 

Highlights

40% of South Africans Familiar With the 'Concept of Web3' says Study

https://news.bitcoin.com/40-of-south-africans-familiar-with-the-concept-of-web3-study/ 

Chipper Cash Formally Launches Operations in Rwanda, its 6th African ...

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Welcome to another episode of Africa’s Crypto Rollup - Sats & Gwei. like we always do weekly, in this episode we bring you the latest and most relevant crypto news and updates across Africa. 

 

Highlights

 

Web3 Ladies and Celo Announce Winners of "Women Build Celo Hackathon”

https://techpoint.africa/2023/06/22/web3-ladies-and-celo-announce-winners-of-women-build-celo-hackathon/ 

 

Crypto offers Africans a ‘lifeline’ from inflation...

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Bitfinex, a top-tier OG cryptocurrency exchange platform, is deeply committed to fostering financial freedom and paving the way for individuals.Their mission is centered around equipping people with the essential tools and infrastructure needed to achieve financial freedom.This episode features Paolo Ardoino, Bitfinex's CTO, who brings to light his enthusiasm for programming and building applications for financial services. He exud...

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Bankless Africa presents Sats & Gwei, a podcast for your weekly crypto news update from all around Africa!

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Binance introduces new crypto tax system in South Africa

https://web3africa.news/2023/06/15/news/binance-tax-provides-new-crypto-tax-system-to-south-africa/ 

https://bitcoinke.io/2023/06/introducing-binance-tax-tool-in-south-africa/  

Nigerian Startup, NearPays, Wins Inaugural Gitex Africa Fintech and Blockchain...

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Emurgo Africa Set to Unveil Africa’s First State of Web 3.0 in Africa Report

https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2023/06/06/emurgo-africa-set-to-unveil-africas-first-state-of-web-3-0-in-africa-report 

Decentralized wireless network operator World Mobile to launch African expansion

https://cointelegraph.com/news/world-mobile-eyes-african-rollout-after-decentralized-wireless-field-tests 

 Mara partners with NITDA to train 500,000 g...

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Bankless Africa presents Sats & Gwei, a podcast for your weekly crypto news update from all around Africa!

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Yellow Card and Tether Join Forces to Drive Stablecoin Education and Adoption Among the African Youth

https://guardian.ng/apo-press-releases/yellow-card-and-tether-join-forces-to-drive-stablecoin-education-and-adoption-among-the-african-youth/ 

Centi and Centbee partner to empower African diaspora with affordabl...

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Bankless Africa presents Sats & Gwei, a podcast for your weekly crypto news update from all around Africa!

Relevant links

Crypto adoption is booming, but not in the US or Europe — Bitcoin Builders 2023

Crypto adoption is booming, but not in the US or Europe — Bitcoin Builders 2023 (cointelegra

 

Polygon and Ethereum Among Dominant Chains in Africa  according to Mercy Corps Ventures

https://bitcoinke.io/2023/05/crypto-for-good-fund-...

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In this exciting episode of Bankless Africa, host Miss Purple sits down with guest Mouloukou Sanoh to delve into his fascinating journey as a third culture kid and his experiences living in multiple countries. Mouloukou shares his background, having been born in Guinea and living in the Netherlands, China, Belgium, and Hong Kong. He discusses how his time in China shaped his upbringing and became the foundation for his future endea...

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Bankless Africa presents Sats & Gwei, a podcast for your weekly crypto news update from all around Africa!

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In conjunction with the IMF, the Digital Currency Monetary Authority (DCMA) has Launched an International Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC)

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/the-digital-currency-monetary-authority-dcma-launches-an-international-central-bank-digital-currency-cbdc-301793163.html  

 

Op...

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Bankless Africa presents Sats & Gwei, a podcast for your weekly crypto news update from all around Africa!

Relevant links

A Frenchman has been Jailed and Fined $3.7 Million for Buying a Ferrari with Bitcoin in Morocco

https://bitcoinke.io/2023/05/french-jailed-for-using-bitcoin-to-buy-ferrari-in-morocco/ 

Nigerian Blockchain Company, Zone, Ranks on ‘Africa’s Fastest Growing Companies 2023’ List by Financial Times and Statista

Finan...

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