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Morocco regulator bans bitcoin payments

Morocco's currency regulator has announced a ban on transactions in bitcoin and other virtual currencies, in a country where foreign exchange flows are tightly controlled

1 day ago

Arsenal welcomes WorldRemit as official online money transfer partner

Leading digital money transfer company WorldRemit and Arsenal partner to use the power of football to find a better way to connect communities

2 days ago

Meet Africa's startup stars

Meet the startups pitching at Seedstars Africa, 12 - 14 December 2017, in Maputo, Mozambique

3 days ago

Three key trends for African economic growth in 2018

Ecobank Group Research reveals three key emerging trends for Africa which it believes are strong evidence that Africa is on track for improved growth in 2018

16 Nov 2017

Startups winners at AppsAfrica.com Innovation Awards

African startups Flare, Snapplify and Flutterwave were among the winners at the AppsAfrica.com Innovation Awards, which took place in Cape Town last night

By Tom Jackson 8 Nov 2017

AfricaCom 2017 Awards finalists revealed

The top 20 shortlisted finalists for the AfricaCom 2017 Awards have been announced

17 Oct 2017

Instant, secure, cashless payment for 33 African countries

Ecobank has partnered with Visa to launch Ecobank Scan+Pay with mVisa solutions to their consumers

13 Oct 2017

Unpacking the future for technology, media and telecoms in Africa

AfricaCom 2017 presents a global speaker line-up in this uncertain age of digital disruption and transformation

12 Oct 2017

Pick n Pay trials bitcoin payments

Bitcoin payments could soon be commonplace at Pick n Pay. For a limited period, customers at the retailer's head office campus store are able to use the cryptocurrency as a payment method

19 Sep 2017

SA approves cross-border mobile money transfers

TerraPay secures regulatory approval from Sarb to launch cross-border money transfers

7 Sep 2017

Research indicates payment markets to pass $5tn by 2020

Visa and MasterCard's distinct evolutionary strategies in digital payments will underpin the success of a market expected to increase from $3.8 trillion to $5 trillion

30 Aug 2017

How this Senegalese fintech startup is going pan-African

Fintech startup InTouch is a Senegalese company taking an unusual step by establishing a footprint across the continent

By Tom Jackson 22 Aug 2017

Youtap solutions aim to simplify mobile payments in Africa and Asia

Youtap has launched a QR code solution and smartphone apps for mobile money services in Africa and Asia

21 Aug 2017

Cash is no longer king. All hail digitisation

Cold, hard cash has been on the decline in mature first world economies since the 1990s when electronic banking started becoming popular.

By Peter Alkema 14 Aug 2017

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