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COMMENT Zambia’s August 2021 elections are on the horizon. The 2016 polls were closely contested despite widespread irregularities. These have been difficult years for citizens. Even before the Covid-19 pandemic hit, spiralling debt and inflation resulted in rising living costs and contributed to underfunded public services.  Progress in advancing sustainable development is being undermined as...
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Expanding internet connectivity is not a new issue in Africa. Despite some progress, notably in internet coverage, the growing usage gap (access to the internet, but the inability to use it) has been steadily increasing. In sub-Saharan Africa, it went from 36% in 2014 to 49% in 201, which is twice the global average. This...
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Is Bitcoin digital gold? In this episode of ‘On Purpose, With Tyrone Ross’, we dig into bitcoin narratives as financial advisors see them and explore the concept of bitcoin as a store of value. “Saying ‘Internet Money’… What else in my portfolio is like Internet Money? Hmmm….” said independent investment advisor and ‘On Purpose’ host...
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A demonic digital artwork on the Ethereum blockchain has been sold for a small fortune via peer-to-peer marketplace OpenSea. Selling for 420 ETH (roughly $650,000 at the time of purchase on Wednesday), the collectible non-fungible token (NFT)-based artwork is known as a Hashmask. The buyer, @seedphrase on Twitter, posted: The Hashmask platform, from Switzerland-based Suum...
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In Africa, there is a race to define a digital currency standard for the emerging digital economy. So far, we have three dogs in this fight, with no case of a pan-African central bank digital currency either live or at pilot stage. Bitcoin, a form of decentralized digital currency with no issuer Facebook’s libra, now...
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We have asked some of Africa’s leading academics and thinkers to reflect on what the inauguration of a new US president means for Africa. This series is produced In collaboration with the University of the Witwatersrand’s African Center for the Study of the United States. Although dominated by the Covid-19 pandemic, the year 2020 was...
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Some rudimentary pixel art just sold for 605 ETH, or $761,889 at purchase. FlamingoDAO, a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) for investing in digital collectibles, is behind Saturday’s eye-popping CryptoPunk sale. Only nine such “Aliens” exist in the CryptoPunk universe, which pioneered non-fungible tokens (NFTs) in 2017 and are the “Holy Grail” for an emerging class...
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Valkyrie Digital Assets filed an application on Friday for a bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF), the second such filing in the last 30 days. The Valkyrie Bitcoin Fund would be listed on the New York Stock Exchange and Coinbase Custody Trust Company, LLC would serve as the custodian for the proposed ETF, according to Dallas-registered Valkyrie...
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Silvergate Bank accepted a whopping $2.9 billion in new deposits from new and existing digital currency customers in the fourth quarter 2020, according to an earnings report released on Wednesday. The majority of these new deposits came from crypto exchanges which deposited $1.7 billion more in cash to their accounts quarter-on-quarter. Institutional investor deposits grew...
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The European Commission and the European Central Bank (ECB) are teaming up to consider potential issues that could arise from the digital euro before a decision is made to kick off the digital currency’s development this summer. The two EU institutions now plan to cooperate on “exploring the possibility of issuing a digital euro, as...
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