カテゴリー: Zimbabwe

Report From Within Shut Down Zimbabwe: A Government That’s Crippled Its Own Economy

Report From Within Shut Down Zimbabwe: A Government That’s Crippled Its Own EconomyA shutdown of the internet by the Zimbabwe government this week, in an attempt to quell deadly protests, ended up achieving the exact opposite result – a total shutdown of the economy, including key public services like health and education. Also read: South Africa Wants to Mandate Registration of Crypto Service Providers Miscalculating Government Paralyzes […]

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Thousands of Banned Binance Customers Remain Cut off by the Exchange

No Respite for Thousands of Binance Users Controversially Cut off by the ExchangeBinance, the world’s second largest digital asset exchange by traded volume, has withdrawn its services from countries targeted by U.S. economic sanctions, in line with its controversial revised terms of use. However, the ban affects entire populations in countries such as Zimbabwe, where U.S. restrictions are supposed to specifically target individuals and companies. Also read: Bitcoin […]

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Embracing Utility in 2019: Unreliable Crypto Networks Will Lose to Hyperbitcoinization

Embracing Utility in 2019 — Unreliable Crypto-Networks Will Lose to HyperbitcoinizationCryptocurrencies started gaining significant mainstream attention in 2017 and speculation brought coin values to unseen levels, before quickly deflating. Now, after a decade, it seems this technology is entering a new era that can actually move past speculation to embrace real-world utility. The only way this feat will be accomplished, however, is by offering a […]

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Billions Living Under Authoritarian Regimes Need Bitcoin Says Human Rights Activist

Billions Living Under Authoritarian Regimes Need Bitcoin Says Human Rights ActivistWhen reporting on cryptocurrency, the mainstream media often focuses on price drops relating to USD. But a human rights activist reminds the general public that Bitcoin is not another commodity or stock on the market, rather, a tool for liberation. Also Read: Iranian Students in the UK Use Bitcoin to Bypass Banks Bitcoin is a Tool […]

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Pan-African Bitcoin Exchange Kubitx Goes Live, Launches OTC Wallet

Kubitx, a pan-African digital asset exchange, went live on Dec. 20 after completing its beta test. The Malta-registered trading platform has also released what it calls a “hybrid over-the-counter (OTC) wallet” allowing users to buy and sell cryptocurrencies including BTC and BCH as well as to pay bills. Also read: U.K. Investors to Pay Capital Gains […]

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Zimbabweans Use BTC to Pay for Food Hampers Amid Foreign Currency Crisis

Zimbabweans Use BTC to Pay For Food Hampers Amid Foreign Currency CrisisStudy263, a Zimbabwean-owned fintech startup operating from South Africa, has opened an online store allowing Zimbabweans to buy food hampers that are delivered directly to their homes. Shoppers have the option to pay for items like cooking oil and baked beans in BTC, Paypal or Ecocash, a local mobile money payment system. Also Read: Ivy and […]

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Cryptogem Global Defies Zimbabwe’s Central Bank with New P2P Bitcoin Exchange

Cryptogem Global, a new peer-to-peer bitcoin (BTC) exchange, has opened in Harare in defiance of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe’s ban on cryptocurrencies. The decentralized platform allows Zimbabweans to buy and sell BTC without the need for intermediaries such as legacy financial institutions. Also Read: French Lawmakers to Lower Cryptocurrency Tax by 6 Percent A Globalized Cryptocurrency Exchange “Cryptogem Global is a […]

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Africa Dominates Trade Volume on P2P Bitcoin Exchange Paxful

Africa Dominates P2P Bitcoin Exchange Paxful With $64 Million Trades Each MonthPaxful Inc., a peer-to-peer bitcoin exchange, is seeing significant growth in Africa. The U.S.-based company said Africans now accounted for the largest number of people buying and selling cryptocurrency on its platform, with average monthly transactions totaling $64.5 million. Also Read: Brazilian Banks Ordered to Reopen Cryptocurrency Exchange’s Frozen Accounts Millennials Drive Cryptocurrency Adoption in Africa […]

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African Cryptocurrency Exchanges Forced to Step up Security

African Digital Currency Exchanges Step up Security to Safeguard Investor FundsCryptocurrency exchanges in some of Africa’s biggest bitcoin markets have been forced to rethink their security to thwart persistent attacks from hackers, a trend that has troubled trading platforms all around the world. Also read: Cointext Launches Bitcoin Cash SMS Wallet in Argentina and Turkey The Worst Yet to Come for African Exchanges Exchanges in the […]

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Zambian Central Bank Declares Bitcoin Is Not Legal Tender

Cautious Zambian Central Bank Warns on Bitcoin, as Investors Start to SwellThe Zambian central bank said on Oct. 12 that cryptocurrencies like bitcoin core and bitcoin cash aren’t legal tender, cautioning that those transacting in such will have no one to blame in the event of market failure. It appears that the bank issued the decree because, as a traditional issuer of the depreciating local fiat […]

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