The member of the Kenyan government responsible for exploring blockchain technology has previously profited from his investments in Bitcoin.
African governments should be reducing the burden on their people by using mobile money to efficiently collect tax, instead of increasing their burden by taxing mobile money transactions.
Kenya is a leader in mobile money but its regulator has lost patience with telcos delaying the delivery of interoperability.
A new report says mobile biometrics will be worth USD50bn within 5 years, but we need societies to also consider the costs.
The Director of Ghana’s Cyber Crime Unit says fraudsters have attempted to defraud half of the country’s mobile money users.
The South African telco will authenticate postpaid subscribers by deploying fingerprint technology in all of their stores.
Trying to delay the adoption of a new technology like Bitcoin will not stop it, and may slow the management of its risks.
It makes sense for India’s authorities to invest in tackling cybercrime as part of the transition to a cashless society.
Africans will benefit by easily and cheaply moving money. Telco assurance teams must cooperate to mitigate the risks.
The Kenyan telco has granted developers access to an API for their M-PESA payments platform.