Facebook’s WhatsApp Seeks Policy Expert to Champion Blockchain in Africa

WhatsApp is looking to hire a blockchain policy expert in Africa as parent company Facebook's Libra project meets regulatory resistance worldwide.

Burundi Central Bank Director: ‘Strong Measures’ Will Be Taken Against Crypto Traders

The Republic of Burundi banned all cryptocurrencies, stating the volatile, speculative and unregulated asset class presents too much risk for citizens.

Beyond USD: The Next Frontier for Stablecoins

The next generation of stablecoins will eschew the U.S. dollar as their basis, writes Bitspark's George Harrap.

Binance Charity Foundation’s Donation Records Aren’t Transparent Yet

Less than half of the donations made to the Binance Charity Foundation are accounted for on its website.

African Country Turns to Blockchain to Stem Deadly Fake Drug Epidemic

Uganda, an African country where thousands are dying each year due to counterfeit medicine, wants to put an end to its fake drugs epidemic by utilizing the blockchain. Putting an End to a Deadly Disease Fake drug counterfeiters cause as many as 158,000...

Protestors Set Alleged Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme Perpetrator’s Home on Fire

Before shutting down, Bitcoin Wallets' "manager" promised 100-percent returns on investors' money in just two weeks. Then they burned down his house.

Protestors Set Alleged Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme Perpetrator’s Home on Fire

Before shutting down, Bitcoin Wallets' "manager" promised 100-percent returns on investors' money in just two weeks. Then they burned down his house.

Wala Was Africa’s Perfect Crypto Success Story – Until It Collapsed

Wala went from serving customers in Uganda to shuttering its payments app. Here's what sources say happened.

West African Nations Unveil a New Single Currency Without Blockchain

In a potentially risky move, the 15 member nations of ECOWAS – Economic Community of West African States –  have agreed to launch Eco, a “common currency” similar to the method the EU uses. Eco is expected to make its debut in January ...

Major African Insurer Refuses to Cover ‘Risky’ Crypto Mining Equipment

By CCN Markets: One of Africa’s largest insurer, Old Mutual, announced that it will no longer cover crypto mining equipment due to lack of regulation, wrote IOL on June 12. After researching the industry, the Pan-Africanist financial group discov...