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Kwesé TV offering 5 free channels, EcoCash was down, Bitfinance now Golix

Kwese TV has activated 5 free channels that any of their subscribers can view even without an active subscription. As consolation to early adopters of Kwese in Zimbabwe inconvenienced by the court case an extra 30 days has been added for free. EcoCash was down and they only sent formal communication a day later. Econet […]

Press Release: BitFinance changes name to Golix

BitFinance the bitcoin company is rebranding as it moves away from just being a bitcoin company to be a digital currency company. The previous name BitFinance was appropriate when they launched as a bitcoin company. Golix is the new name. Hey there, We’re thrilled to have you as an integral part of our vision and […]

What every first time entrepreneur should know about raising money from investors

My company, BitFinance, has raised over $50k from 4 different investors over the last 2 years and as we’re preparing to go for another round of fundraising, I’ve been reflecting on the things that have worked for us, the lessons we’ve learnt and how much easier it would have been if someone had written a […]

Mapping the future – Blockchain Africa 2017

Early this month, a group of people huddled at the Focus Rooms conference centre in Sunninghill, Sandton. The purpose was to discuss the future of money, and the technologies that are currently disrupting the financial services status quo. It was a coterie of experts, hobbyists, entrepreneurs, nerds, enthusiasts, evangelists and other types fitting somewhere in […]

Zimbabwean startups raised over US$1.2 million in 2016 – country ranked as Africa’s 7th most popular funding destination

In 2016 Zimbabwean tech startups secured over US$1.2 million in investment and the country was ranked as the 7th most popular destination in Africa in terms of total funding for tech startups. This information was shared in the Disrupt Africa African Tech Startups Funding Report for 2016. This annual report documents tech startup investments across Africa, […]

Bitcoin now worth over US$1,000, outperformed all other central bank issued currencies in 2016

2017 has started off on a bright note for anyone holding any Bitcoin, the world’s most popular cryptocurrency which has so far been the leading representation of blockchain technology. At the start of the year, it jumped to over $1,000 across different Bitcoin exchanges reaching its highest peak since a crash in 2013 that proceeded […]

It’s all in the planning: Here’s how an African Bitcoin startup is using Trello

Here’s how BitFinance, an African Bitcoin startup is using Trello, a productivity tool, to get tasks done.

How we use Git for collaboration at BitFinance (A Zimbabwean tech startup shares)

I’m leading a team of 6 developers who are working in different geographies across different working hours, and the best investment I’ve made on behalf of the company so far, is getting us on GitHub. Just to give you some background information, our platform, BitcoinFundi, is built on Ruby on Rails but it’s more than […]

Zimbabwean startup, BitFinance, accepted into Savannah Fund accelerator

A Zimbabwean startup called BitFinance that’s building a  Bitcoin exchange in Africa and a Bitcoin ATM just got admitted into Savannah Fund’s 4th accelerator class. The fund is based in Kenya and you probably remember them for being part of a funding round that went into biNu. Savannah Fund says as part of the this class, BitFinance will get […]