New York-based Digital Currency Group snaps up Luno
The SA-founded crypto exchange has been acquired by Digital Currency Group, a global enterprise that builds, buys, and invests in blockchain companies.Admire Moyo
COVID-19 drives African states into cashless societies
Cash may have traditionally been king, but the coronavirus pandemic is contributing to a faster pace of mobile money adoption across the continent.
Ericsson wants to accelerate 5G adoption in Africa
Todd Ashton, Ericsson’s newly-appointed vice-president and head of South and East Africa, looks to drive the adoption of 5G on the African continent.
Only 17 out of 54 African states have data privacy laws
An information security expert tells the ITWeb Security Summit 2020 that African countries are lagging in enacting data protection laws.
Crypto marketplace Paxful targets 2m more users in 2020
The future of the Bitcoin economy depends on moving away from toxic speculative activity and building trust, say Paxful’s co-founders.
Mukuru perseveres to become African fintech powerhouse
From humble beginnings in a London flat in 2005, tech start-up Mukuru’s journey has been one of turning challenges into opportunities for innovation.
Naspers readies to weather COVID-19 storm with $22.1bn revenue
The company believes it is well-positioned to navigate the coronavirus uncertainty ahead after its revenue grew 23% for the year ended 31 March.
African Bank in COVID-19 digital transformation offensive
The bank ramps up its use of technologies as consumers opt for digital channels during the nation-wide lockdown.
Social media companies exercising ‘dangerous power’, says Trump
US president Donald Trump signs an executive order aimed at removing some of the legal protections given to social media platforms.