Tag: africa

From Crypto to Cash

Reading Time: 4 minutes It’s the holy grail of the cryptosphere – mass adoption. The second mantra is help the unbanked: notice I don’t say bank the unbanked, we don’t necessarily want to funnel people into a banking system that no longer serves the ordinary people, but to help people get access to finance. […]

Blockchain in Africa

Reading Time: 3 minutes GUEST POST by Paul Scott Managing Director at P2 Digital Holdings & Co-Founder at eXtendIT, Xigital & P2DH. Non-Executive Chairman at Whrrl Paul will return next month to talk about some of the solutions offered by blockchain. While Blockchain adoption in Africa is incredibly slow and lags the world by […]

Mandy Shemuvalula: Youth is Not Wasted on the Young

Reading Time: 8 minutes That old saying about youth being wasted on the young has never had more relevance than it does right now. Mandy Shemuvalula’s hectic race to take on the world’s youth highlights the main impediments to young people getting ahead in business – too many old farts blocking their way. You have been warned. If you are of an ageist bent then this article is not for you. (hint, check out if you are a youth or old fogie in paragraph three).

Killian Stokes: Where Technology and Philanthropy Meet

Reading Time: 6 minutes It is one of the first things we know about coffee – that Fairtrade is better than regular brands– but what does that mean exactly and do the farmers really benefit? Coffee farming in Africa has captured the imagination of the Western World more easily than say banana, barley or peanut farming but are we just salving our conscience by choosing the Fairtrade label or are we actually doing good?

Philipp Lesche: Developing Blockchain Solutions for Developing Countries

Reading Time: 7 minutes One of the million and one things not universally agreed upon is the definition of a developing or developed country. However, some basic parameters like level of industrialization and the Human Development Index have served as scales. Today’s Blockleader, Philipp Lesche would be sharing with us his story about his decision to join the blockchain space and how he is using blockchain for good, by developing blockchain solutions for developing countries.