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Akoin: Sorry, Blame it on the 54+ currencies in Africa

Africa
17/11/2020

We suggest you try an Akon Top Hits Compilation in the background for full effect whilst reading today’s piece, try starting with the Lonely song for full effect. Not only for his visionary thoughts on his crypto curren...

The Human Cost to Technological Innovation

Africa
30/12/2019

At DisruptionBanking we primarily cover Fintech, a definition aimed at squaring ‘financial technology’. But the applications and systems (the software) that these innovations run on need devices and data storage (the ha...

Inside Standard Chartered’s eXellerator

Africa
12/08/2019

Bank accelerators typically tap the startup world for their next ideas, but not Standard Chartered. Fiona McFarlane sits down with man in charge Dominic Maffei, SC Ventures Lead for Financial Markets and UK/EU, at the...

IMF’s World Economic Outlook, July 2019

Africa
26/07/2019

Still Sluggish Global Growth • Global growth remains subdued. Since the April World Economic Outlook (WEO) report, the United States further increased tariffs on certain Chinese imports and China retaliated by raisin...

Standard Chartered launches African eXellerator

Africa
15/04/2019

On April 8th, Standard Chartered Bank announced the opening of a new innovation hub branch in Kenya. The Africa eXellerator, located in the bank’s head office in Chiromo, Nairobi, will provide a much awaited regional pla...

Standard Chartered’s VC arm creates Fintech Bridge

Africa
19/03/2019

SC Ventures announced their opening of SC Ventures Fintech Bridge to facilitate connectivity between startups and the business acumen stored in Standard Chartered's investors and internal departments. According...

BitPesa creates ripples in the finance market

Africa
28/09/2018

Digital foreign exchange and payment platform Bitpesa leverages blockchain settlement to lower the cost and increase the speed of business payments to and from frontier markets. Wendy Atkins talks on behalf of Disruption...

6 African Tech Firms to Watch

Africa
25/09/2018

This year, investment, innovation and growth has been erupting from African businesses at a temperature hot enough for the world to notice. The reason? Their ability to penetrate and tap into the potential of its still u...

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