Tag: Blockchain

“We are leveraging on the power of blockchain to offer a simpler and cheaper solution to cross-border fiat payments.”- Blaise Bayuo, Sesacash CEO & Co-Founder

“We are leveraging on the power of blockchain to offer a simpler and cheaper solution to cross-border fiat payments.”- Blaise Bayuo, Sesacash CEO & Co-Founder

Cross-border payment is one major pain point for people especially when it comes to sending money from one African country to the other or sending or receiving money in Africa. Pizza takes a trip to Ghana to meet Sesacash CEO & Co-Founder, Blaise Bayuo, an entrepreneur pushing the boundaries of cross-border payments in Africa by leveraging on blockchain. 

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“Cryptocurrencies are already beginning to impact how Africans access financial services”- Emmanuel Babalola, Binance (Nigeria) Business Manager

“Cryptocurrencies are already beginning to impact how Africans access financial services”- Emmanuel Babalola, Binance (Nigeria) Business Manager

Binance development manager in Nigeria, Emmanuel Babalola talks about how cryptocurrencies are affecting the unbanked in Africa and how they are changing the way remittances are made into the continent. He also gives an insight into Binance’s recent acquisition of Coinmarketcap.com in this exclusive Q&A.

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“The biggest challenge faced by African blockchain startups is lack of funds and support from investors.” -Franklin Peters, Bitfxt Founder & CEO

“The biggest challenge faced by African blockchain startups is lack of funds and support from investors.” -Franklin Peters, Bitfxt Founder & CEO

Franklin Peters, CEO Bitfxt, came into the spotlight in Feburary 2019, when it was reported that the company got funding of up to $15m (over 5 billion naira) from UK syndicate of hedge funds and UK company, Payitup Clearinghouse. In this exclusive chat, he tells us about his journey and shares his thoughts on the challenges Blockchain/cryptocurrency start-ups experience in Africa. He also gives up a sneak peek into Bitfxt’s plans for subsequent months.

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“Africa needs blockchain technology more than blockchain needs Africa!”-Chimezie Chuta, BNUG Founder

“Africa needs blockchain technology more than blockchain needs Africa!”-Chimezie Chuta, BNUG Founder

Chimezie Chuta is a Web Application Developer, Blockchain & Crypto Professional, IT Consultant and Tech Educator. He is the founder of  the Blockchain Nigeria user group, a pioneering organization which focuses on cryptocurrency and Blockchain education. For a man who wears so many hats, Chuta has quite a warm personality and a genuine passion for educating the masses. Pizza newsletter caught up with him recently and we discussed everything ranging from cryptocurrency adoption, to decentralized finance (DeFi).

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