BitPesa, SBI Remit Partner for Blockchain Cross-Border Payments Between Japan And Africa

BitPesa, SBI Remit Partner for Blockchain Cross-Border Payments Between Japan And Africa

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BitPesa, a digital foreign exchange and payment platform that leverages blockchain settlement to significantly lower the cost and increase the speed of business payments to and from frontier markets has partnered with Japan’s remittance firm SBI Remit to make it easier for Africans…

Block Commodities, Pure Grow Africa partner to launch a blockchain pilot project for farmers in Uganda

Block Commodities, Pure Grow Africa partner to launch a blockchain pilot project for farmers in Uganda

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Block Commodities, a commodity trader operating has partnered with Pure Grow Africa, a supplier of high-quality agricultural produce, to launch the first pilot of a food project commodity cycle ecosystem in Uganda. Pure Grow shares Block Commodities’ values of providing high quality products at fair prices with transparency, and a mission to empower communities with modern technologies for improved agri-business and agro-value chain development. The two parties will also establish a call centre, create and distribute a mobile app, produce and transmit a television show, develop logistics and warehouse protocols and create a ‘fertiliser swap’ opportunity for harvested agricultural products.  Pure Grow uses modern technologies and applications to promote economic growth while creating community awareness and shared values. Farmers linked to Pure Grow aim to adhere to the highest standards of food safety, environmental and sustainable policies. Through the agreement, Pure Grow will initially introduce approximately 1,000 farmers and buyers to the Pilot Ecosystem. BlockCommodities will implement and support the Ecosystem by providing finance and fertiliser products, as well as supplying thetechnology. It will coordinate loans in cryptocurrencies (Dala token) for the selected team of farmers from Pure Grow Africa. Farmers will…

Blockbank buys a stake in Kenya’s Spire bank to provide international Crypto banking services

Blockbank buys a stake in Kenya’s Spire bank to provide international Crypto banking services

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Blockbank has purchased a stake in Spire bank to provide international Crypto banking services. Spire Bank will be instrumental in facilitating a wide variety of international Crytpto banking activity in association with Blockbank — to present the world’s first fully licensed crypto…

Blockchain firm Kwikxchange launches in Kenya to cater to SMEs invoice financing

Blockchain firm Kwikxchange launches in Kenya to cater to SMEs invoice financing

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Citrusxchange Inc., a Canadian Fintech start-up company, has launched its Blockchain based platform catering to small and medium enterprises seeking supply chain financing and invoice financing in Kenya, India, Indonesia and in the UAE. Trading as”Kwikxchange,” the company has launched in India, Kenya, Indonesia and UAE,…

Wala Awarded 2018 Zambezi Prize for Innovation in Financial Inclusion

Wala Awarded 2018 Zambezi Prize for Innovation in Financial Inclusion

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The Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), with support from the Mastercard Foundation , has named South African startup Wala as the grand prize winner of the 2018 Zambezi Prize for Innovation in Financial Inclusion. Wala is a mobile financial platform geared toward…

Kenya’s ImpalaPay launches an ICO for its ImpalaCoin to power cross-border intra-Africa trade

Kenya’s ImpalaPay launches an ICO for its ImpalaCoin to power cross-border intra-Africa trade

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ImpalaCoin, an initiative of Kenya’s ImpalaPay powere by the Stellar platform, aims to be the crypto currency powering the Impala crypto financial network working to improve financial inclusion and trade across borders especially in Africa. ImpalaCoin’s primary target is to power trade which is…

AID:Tech partners with PharmAccess to Transform Antenatal Care in Tanzania Through Blockchain Technology

AID:Tech partners with PharmAccess to Transform Antenatal Care in Tanzania Through Blockchain Technology

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AID:Tech, a firm that uses Digital Identity and Blockchain technology to revolutionize how governments, enterprises and NGOs deliver digital entitlements has partnered with PharmAccess Foundation to monitor pregnancies through blockchain technology. Through an initiative called Chain of Trust (CoT), the firm saw their first…

Sun Exchange Appoints Prominent Crypto Experts Max Keiser & Stacy Herbert to Advisory Board

Sun Exchange Appoints Prominent Crypto Experts Max Keiser & Stacy Herbert to Advisory Board

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Sun Exchange, a blockchain-based solar micro-leasing marketplace, has appointed Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert known for commandeering successful ventures such as the Keiser Report and Heisenberg Capital to help drive sustainability and equitable distribution of sustainable energy. Other key Sun Exchange advisors include David Orban, a…

BitMEX, a Seychelles-based Bitcoin-only trading platform joins hands with crypto trading site Caspian

BitMEX, a Seychelles-based Bitcoin-only trading platform joins hands with crypto trading site Caspian

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BitMEX (Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange) Bitcoin’s most advanced peer-to-peer trading platform has partnered with Caspian in order to further support and facilitate institutional investment’s move into crypto trading. BitMEX offers 100x leveraged trading of Bitcoin, Bitcoin futures, and swaps, along with altcoin futures for Ethereum, Litecoin,…