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World Mobile Group, COTI, ADA Pay to Offer Retail Payment Capability in Africa

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World Mobile Group, a global mobile network combining renewable energy with blockchain technology, has partnered with COTI, creator of the DJED stablecoin and ADA Pay, which allows merchants to accept ADA for their goods and services. Through the partnership, COTI brings ADA Pay to retailers and… Read More

Web3 “Super App” Jambo Raises $7.5 from Coinbase Ventures, and Others

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Jambo, a Web3 “Super App” has raised $7.5 million in a seed funding round led by Coinbase Ventures with the participation of Delphi Ventures, Coinbase Ventures, 3 Arrows Capital, Alameda Research, AllianceDAO, Tiger Global, DeFiance Capital, Hashed, Polygon Studios, UOB, Signum Capital, BH Digital, Yield… Read More

Meta and Fintech Chime to Reportedly Sue Alleged Phishing Scam Artists Operating in Nigeria

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Mark Zuckerberg‘s Meta is teaming up Fintech Chime in order to go after (alleged) Nigerian scammers that the firms claim have been using social media channels to trick or deceive unsuspecting users out of their hard-earned cash. As reported by Newsweek, the lawsuit marks the… Read More

Prolific Fintech Investor QED Hires Executives to Boost Africa Presence

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QED Investors has hired two new executives to boost its presence in Africa. QED is one of the most prolific Fintech investors in the world. Founded by Nigel Morris and Frank Rotman in 2007, QED’s timing was just about perfect enabling it to benefit from… Read More

ThankUCash, a Nigeria-Based Rewards App, Closes $5.3M Seed Round

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ThankUCash, a loyalty, deals, and rewards platform targeting African markets, this week announced the close of a $5.3 million seed funding round. The company launched in 2018. The round was led by venture capital firms 500 Global and Unicorn Growth Capital. U.S.-based accelerator Expert Dojo,… Read More

Akoin’s AKN Token Now on BitMart, Improves Access for African Users

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Akoin, a digital ecosystem and cryptocurrency developed by global artist and Akon to improve social opportunities and access for African entrepreneurs, is now listing on the cryptocurrency exchange BitMart. The listing with BitMart provides access for Akoin within the United States from people who want… Read More

New Whitepaper Charts Digital Wallet Growth in Africa, Beyond

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A new Omdia whitepaper commissioned by fintech solutions provider CR2 discusses the rise of digital wallets and their influence on the unbanked and underbanked and offers recommendations on how incumbent banks can embrace digital wallets to engage with new and existing customers. It cites key… Read More

PensionTech pinBox Raises Seed Funding to Provide Micro-Pension for Needy

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pinBox, a global PensionTech working towards providing digital micro-pension and social security inclusion, has raised $ 1 million in funding from Venture Catalysts (Vcats), an integrated incubator, along with accelerator fund 9unicorns. Founded in 2016 by industry veterans Parul Seth Khanna and Gautam Bhardwaj, pinBox… Read More

Zwipe, ICPS Introduce Biometric Payment Card to Asian, African Banks

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Biometric Fintech Zwipe and ICPS, an international card payment processor and card personalization bureau, together are bringing Zwipe Pay ONE-enabled biometric payment cards to African and Asian banks. They will be equipped with fingerprint sensors. Zwipe will contribute its biometric ISO contact plate module, passive… Read More

Pipit, Cellulant Deal to Lower African Remittance Rates

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A new partnership announced this week between Pipit Global and Cellulant promises to provide Africans living abroad with a cheaper option to send money back home. The agreement allows people in Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Mali, Senegal, and Ghana to transact on Pipit Global at… Read More

MoneyGram Announces Mobile Wallet Capabilities Expansion in Africa Through New Strategic Partnerships

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  Digital money transfer service MoneyGram (NASDAQ: MGI) announced on Monday new four mobile wallet and fintech partnerships that give the company access to mobile wallets in 28 markets in Africa. The company reported that the new partnerships are with Airtel, Thunes, InTouch and MFS… Read More

African Cryptocurrency Exchange Quidax Secures More Than $3 Million Through Public Sale of QDX Token During the Crypto’s Major Dip in 2021

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  No issues here: Africa-based cryptocurrency platform, Quidax, announced on Monday that despite the crypto market’s first major dip in 2021 on May 19th, it raised more than 7,772 BNB ($3 million) from the public sale of its token, QDX. Quidax reported on the 19th,… Read More

Nigeria-Based Banking Group Polaris Bank Unveils Digital Bank Platform “VULTe”

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  Polaris Bank, a Nigeria-based retail bank, recently announced it launched its own digital banking platform called VULTe. according to Polaris, VULTe’s products and services are designed to help customers’ lifestyles as individuals and make their business become “bigger and better.” Polaris revealed: “At VULTe,… Read More

Milestone: Africa-Based Crypto Exchange Quidax Processes More Than $3.2 Billion in Transactions

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Quidax, an Africa-based cryptocurrency exchange, announced on Monday it has officially processed more than $3.2 million in transactions. Launched in 2018, Quidax reported that it is seeking to become home of BEP-20 is a token standard on Binance Smart Chain (BSC) that extends ERC-20, as well… Read More

Pan-African Fintech AppZone Scores $10 Million Through Series A Funding Round Led By CardinalStone Capital Advisers

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    AppZone, a Pan-African fintech software provider, announced on Monday it secured $10 million through its Series A funding round, which was led by CardinalStone Capital Advisers with participation from V8 Capital, Lateral Investment Partners, Constant Capital, and Itanna Capital Ventures. Launched in 2008,… Read More

Mobile Money Business Airtel Africa Scores $100 Million Investment From Mastercard

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Airtel Africa, an African mobile money business, recently announced it secured a $100 million investment from credit card giant, Mastercard.  Founded in 2010, Airtel Africa claims it is a leading provider of telecommunications and mobile money services, with a presence in 14 countries in Africa, primarily… Read More

Crown Agents Bank Launches EMPower Payments

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Crown Agents Bank, a UK regulated provider of wholesale FX and cross-border payment services, has launched EMpower Payments, a payments gateway for cross-border transactions into emerging markets. According to Crown Agents Bank, the API-enabled solution allows its customers, including governments, international development organisations, and financial… Read More

Milestone: MFS Africa Now Reaches More Than 320 Million Mobile Money Wallets; Covers 60% of Mobile Wallets in Sub-Saharan Africa

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  Pan-African fintech MFS Africa announced on Monday it now reaches more than 320 million mobile money wallets and notably enables a range of banks, telcos, money transfer operators, and other financial institutions in Africa through a single integration point.  Founded in 2010, MFS Africa describes itself… Read More

Nigerian Fintech Bankly Reportedly Secures $2 Million Through Seed Funding Round Led By Vault

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Bankly, a Nigeria-based fintech, has reportedly secured $2 million through its seed funding round, with was led by Vault. Founded in 2018 by Tomilola Adejana and Fredrick Adams, Bankly states it provides a USSD based savings product where users fund their account using Bankly vouchers nationwide. “We… Read More

Africa-Based Payments Tech Flutterwave Joins Forces With PayPal

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  Flutterwave, a U.S. and Lagos-based fintech that’s on a mission to build payments infrastructures to connect Africa to the global economy, announced on Wednesday it has joined force with global digital payments giant PayPal. Flutterwave reported that through the partnership, PayPal customers will be enabled to… Read More

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