Japan’s cryptocurrency industry is presently experiencing a major shakeup after the government introduced new cryptocurrency regulation in the country. This is because the Japanese government has amended the Japan Financial Instruments and Exchange Act and Japan Payment Services Act.
“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.
“We are about to witness the greatest financial system reset of our lives.”- Nathaniel Luz, Dash Nigeria Team Lead and Cheetah Africa Co-Founder
Team Lead of Dash Nigeria and Co-Founder of Cheetah Africa, Nathaniel Luz, shares his thoughts about digital currencies, the ability of decentralized cryptocurrencies such as Dash to empower the unbanked, and the global finance “bubble” he believes that Covid-19 pandemic has busted.
“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.
“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).