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Cryptocurrency to power solar projects
Cryptocurrency to power solar projects

With more than one-billion people still living without electricity, which severely inhibits economic development and basic human rights including health, education, safety and security...

2 days ago

Blockchain and property transactions: a more secure, transparent, efficient future?
Blockchain and property transactions: a more secure, transparent, efficient future?

With blockchain technology likely to impact most industries in the world today, Paul Stevens and Sean Martin take a look at...

3 days ago

AfricaCom.
AfricaCom 2018 launches conference, expos

Shaping Africa's digital future - AfricaCom launches free headliner conference tracks with worldclass speaker lineup...

16 Jul 2018

#MobileCommerce: Understanding payment trends to ensure customers get what they want
#MobileCommerce: Understanding payment trends to ensure customers get what they want

Startup companies are faced with a number of challenges before they even begin trading. Market research and designing an excellent customer journey are important, but ensuring your customer has a payment option...

By Brendon Williamson 12 Jul 2018

How safe are tap and go payments?
How safe are tap and go payments?

Banks and retailers are increasingly adopting tap and go or contactless card payments and consumers, who have access to the technology-enabled cards, are benefitting from the efficiency and ease that it offers...

9 Jul 2018

African entrepreneurs join Alibaba's eFounders Fellowship in China
African entrepreneurs join Alibaba's eFounders Fellowship in China

Twenty-nine (29) African entrepreneurs have completed the two-week eFounders Fellowship programme in China, an initiative run by Alibaba and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development...

By Gabriella Mulligan 6 Jul 2018

IBM launches blockchain starter pack for startups
IBM launches blockchain starter pack for startups

IBM has launched a blockchain starter pack designed to make it easier and more affordable for startups and developers to quickly begin building blockchain applications...

By Tom Jackson 5 Jul 2018

Building the infrastructure to support mobile banking
Building the infrastructure to support mobile banking

More and more people are turning to mobile apps to do their banking, rather than face lengthy queues in branches.

By Natie Snyman 4 Jul 2018

Mobile crypto mining malware is a growing smartphone threat
Mobile crypto mining malware is a growing smartphone threat

According to a report by Kaspersky, the number of internet users affected by cryptocurrency mining software has jumped by a considerable margin this year, when compared to last...

By Andy Walker 29 Jun 2018

Columinate internet banking SITEisfaction survey results
Columinate internet banking SITEisfaction survey results

Columinate's 2018 SITEisfaction report highlights FNB as the overall winner, reclaiming its spot as the Best Digital Bank by owning both the Best Mobile Banking and Best Internet Banking categories...

Issued by Columinate 28 Jun 2018

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Akon's building a Senegalese 'smart city' with his cryptocurrency 'Akoin'

An announcement you may have missed from Cannes Lions: There's a new cryptocurrency soon to be launched, but it won't be taking its name from any memes or computer jargon. Instead, it'll be launched by Senegalese musician Akon...

By Andy Walker 28 Jun 2018

Keep an eye out for these 3 disruptive fintech in 2018
Keep an eye out for these 3 disruptive fintech in 2018

Juniper's 3 Disruptive Fintech to Watch in 2018, identifies three disruptive financial technologies and provides an analysis of how these technologies will redefine fintech...

25 Jun 2018

3 African startups named in WEF "Technology Pioneers" cohort
3 African startups named in WEF "Technology Pioneers" cohort

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has named three African startups - Kenyan fintech companies BitPesa and CarePay, as well as Moroccan e-commerce startup WaystoCap, in its 2018 cohort of "Technology Pioneers"...

25 Jun 2018

mPOS transactions to represent 24% of all POS transactions by 2023
mPOS transactions to represent 24% of all POS transactions by 2023

Mobile point-of-sale devices will account for almost 1 in 4 POS transactions by 2023, according to a new study from Juniper Research...

20 Jun 2018

Investing in your customers yields returns
Investing in your customers yields returns

The 2018 edition of Africa's customer experience summit, CEM Africa, will focus on return on investment as the African CX market matures and investment increases...

14 Jun 2018

Nav(igating) your way to financial health
Nav(igating) your way to financial health

We've all had those moments of looking at our bank balance and wonder where all your money has gone, well FNB has launched a new app that keeps track of your spending at any time or place...

By Nicci Botha 13 Jun 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: Ahoy! Blockchain Island
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: Ahoy! Blockchain Island

In November this year, some 4,000 delegates are expected to descend on "the rock" for the first Malta Blockchain Summit...

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 8 Jun 2018

Global digital commerce spend forecast to reach $14.7tn by 2022
Global digital commerce spend forecast to reach $14.7tn by 2022

Global consumer spend on digital commerce will reach $14.7tn by 2022, up by 60% on last year's figure of $9.2tn. It's expected to approach $15tn annually...

6 Jun 2018

Bridget Nkandu, Absahead of the youth market segment
#YouthMonth: Banks must catch 'em when they're young

Millennials use apps to buy transport, food, accommodation, fashion and beauty, and consequently, expect the same technology-driven convenience when it comes to customer service and communication from their bank...

6 Jun 2018

Sarb releases Project Khokha report
Sarb releases Project Khokha report

Central banks widely recognise the disruptive potential of and the probable risk from fintech...

6 Jun 2018

Orange, Google to co-invest in EMEA startups
Orange, Google to co-invest in EMEA startups

Orange has announced a partnership with Google to join forces to co-invest in startups across the EMEA region...

By Gabriella Mulligan 5 Jun 2018

Elize Botha, managing director, Old Mutual Unit Trusts
#YouthMonth: The curious case of millennials and their money

To the older generations, millennials are an enigma. They are the first true digital natives, and in South Africa they are also the first generation to bear the fruits of democracy and empowerment...

By Nicci Botha 4 Jun 2018

Sun Exchange opens crowd-sale for new 473kW solar project
Sun Exchange opens crowd-sale for new 473kW solar project

Global buy-to-lease solar marketplace Sun Exchange has opened its crowd-sale for a new 473kW solar project to power Nioro Plastics...

30 May 2018

Gary Turner
Fintech hackathon winner to walk away with R62k

Online accounting software company, Xero, in collaboration with Amazon Web Services, has kicked off a national developer technology challenge with an aim to accelerate South Africa's growing fintech industry...

24 May 2018

Easy, accessible banking with Shoprite's new mobile wallet
Easy, accessible banking with Shoprite's new mobile wallet

Shoprite has just launched a new mobile transactional banking service that enables customers to deposit, withdraw or send money as well as buy groceries at any of the till points...

23 May 2018

Tim Hutchinson, head of digital for financial markets, Standard Bank
#AfricaMonth: Fintech breaks down borders in FX trading

The evolution to electronic foreign currency trading in Africa, given its fragmented markets and lack of legacy infrastructure, was slow to start, but has gained in traction.

23 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: Africa could be the next frontier for cryptocurrency
#AfricaMonth: Africa could be the next frontier for cryptocurrency

Interest in cryptocurrency, a form of digital currency, is growing steadily in Africa. Some economists say it is a disruptive innovation that will blossom on the continent...

By Pavithra Rao 18 May 2018

Harnessing blockchain technology to transform global cybersecurity
Harnessing blockchain technology to transform global cybersecurity

In a digitally driven world, cybersecurity has become a highly lucrative sphere of modern business. Today, experts around the world are clawing for a piece of the estimated $8.5bn cyberthreat intelligence industry pie...

By Colin Thornton 17 May 2018

Nathen Pillay, sales director for applications at Oracle South Africa
Where is the bank employee in the digital experience?

Banks are already shaping what their future will look like in a world of digital disruption, by evolving as the technology becomes more readily available to end users...

By Nathen Pillay 17 May 2018

Moroccan e-commerce platform Hmizate expands into fintech
Moroccan e-commerce platform Hmizate expands into fintech

Moroccan company Hmizate, which since 2011 has provided an e-commerce platform offering users access to goods, food, travel services and deals, has expanded into fintech with the launch of HmizatePay...

By Tom Jackson 16 May 2018

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