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Africa’s cryptocurrency economy grew by over 1200% in a year

According to a study by Chainalysis, Africa’s cryptocurrency economy grew by 1200% between July 2020 and June 2021. The value of transactions was estimated to be US$105.6 billion during that period. This makes Africa the third fastest-growing crypto-economy globally which is pretty surprising judging from regulators on the continent not unanimously welcoming alternative currencies with […]

Prof. Mthuli Ncube continues to ignore local crypto startups

It might appear as if I am stalking Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube but some of the things he has said recently have been concerning. Last week Prof. Mthuli Ncube toured a Dubai Crypto Hub and tweeted that he had found a way to make remittances cheaper while there. Now, if you have been around Techzim […]

ZIMBOCASH breaks silence on payment gateway

It’s fair to say, 2020 has been an eventful year for most if not all of us. COVID-19 and all its associated impacts are more than enough burden. For ZIMBOCASH however, they have had to deal with a triumphant launch that quickly turned into an emergency situation and for a few months now deafening silence. […]

ZIMBOCASH still working on their payments platform. Promises solution in a few weeks…

ZIMBOCASH launched their payments platform to a lot of fanfare earlier this year. Unfortunately for the team behind ZASH, they did not anticipate that people would try to create multiple accounts and hog value. This is what happened and ZIMBOCASH subsequently decided to take down the Peer to peer (P2P) payment platform. Today ZASH account […]

ZIMBOCASH shares more details regarding marketplaces, merchant on-boarding and their mobile app

A week and a half ago, ZIMBOCASH announced that they had enabled peer-to-peer (P2P) transactions and in two days they managed to get 13 000 transactions. In addition to the number of transactions, their press statement also noted that a number of people where using the digital currency to transact on marketplaces that were popping […]

After Golix, There’s Now Cryptogem: A Local Peer-to-peer Bitcoin Trading Platform

It’s now over a year since cryptocurrency trading platforms, Golix and Styx24 were humbled by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ). Golix and Styx24 deadly fate came as a result of RBZ instructing banks not to process their payments. Ultimately, this left many cryptocurrency holders without a platform to buy and sell their digital money. […]